Canada

Microsoft's Surface Book will not be launching in UK until spring 2016

Microsoft's convertible laptop, Microsoft Surface Book, has six months delay on its launching in the U.K. While its pre-order in the U.S. has been available since Oct. 26, the device will not be available in the U.K. until March or April 2016.

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Molson Coors to buy SABMiller's stake in Miller Coors

Denver-based Molson Coors Brewing Co is in advanced stage of buying rest of the stake of SABMiller in Miller Coors LLC for $12 billion. This buyout will make the way clearer for $106-billion merger of SABMiller Plc and Anheuser-Busch InBev NV.

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Out of range: Target is closing down 13 stores in the US

Target, one of America largest retail stores is closing 13 stores across the United States that has been performing badly over the years. The management blames decreasing profit in these stores as the main reason for the closure.

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Quebec defends support to Bombardier CSeries

Quebec is reacting positively to its decision of supporting Bombardier Inc with $1-billion lifeline. Quebec says its decision wouldn't attract any trade dispute from the competitors of Canadian airline.

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Groupon appoints Rich Williams as CEO, with a promise to refocus in the US

Deal service Groupon announced Tuesday that it has promoted Rich Williams as the chief executive of the company replacing co-founder Eric Lefkofsky, who is now back to his role as the chairman.

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Drilling activity in Canada set to slow down

The oil drilling activity in Canada is taking a hit as crude oil price is still hovering at $50 a barrel. The current situation is forcing Canadian oil companies to lower drilling activity in 2016.

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Canada's new Liberal Prime Minister under pressure to deliver promises

Right after defeating his rivals, Canada's new Prime Minister is immediately under heavy pressure to perform and deliver on his promises, especially on climate change, legalizing marijuana, and fighting terrorism.

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AltaGas LNG export plans on hold over import tax dispute

AltaGas Ltd has put its investment plan of C$600 million ($464mn) on hold over an ongoing dispute over the tax on imported equipment. AltaGas has drawn a plan to export Liquefied Natural gas (LNG), but couldn't take it forward as it's involved over a tax dispute with the government. AltaGas is optimistic that the dispute will be resolved shortly and expected to take the project off in November.

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Cage-free eggs for McDonald's in a decade

On Wednesday, McDonald's announced its plan to fully transition to cage-free eggs in the U.S. and Canada over the next 10 years. The all-time favorite fast-food restaurant will join the booming number of restaurants and food companies making the same commitment to meet consumer demand, reported by Chicago Tribune.

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Craft beer maker BrewDog turns to Crowdcube for GBP25M fund raising

As part of its business expansion drive, craft beer maker BrewDog is raising funds through Crowdcube, which is UK's biggest crowdfunding platform. The Scottish BrewDog will raise GBP 25million though two crowdfunding routes by next April.

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Canada slides into recession as oil prices dip

Slumping oil prices take its toll on the Canadian economy. Canada is now officially in a recession for the first time in six years, as crude prices plummet due to supply glut and falling global demand, particularly from China.

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Amazon announces Prime Instant Video Streaming Service Expansion in Japan, Competing with Netflix

Amazon announced Wednesday that it will offer its Prime Instant Video service in Japan next month, going toe-to-toe with rival Netflix in the video streaming industry.

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From digging low to getting high: Junior miners pivot to medical marijuana as commodities hit bottom prices

Prices of various precious metals have dropped, hitting junior miners. This prompted the junior miners to venture on various unconventional options, ranging from exporting eggs to farming medical marijuana.

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51,000 Madewell Sandals Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

Madewell, a smaller J. Crew brand, recalled 50,600 pairs of sandals that were sold online in Canada and the US. The recall was done because a metal shank from the inside of the shoe can dislodge and come out of the bottom of the outsole. When this happens, it could pose a fall hazard for the wearer.

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BBM lets Canadian users send and receive money by integrating with PayPal

Digital payment app has become a trend and BlackBerry Messenger now allows its user to send money online by integrating with PayPal.

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