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CPP Fund posts 11.6% return thanks partly to last year’s stock markets surge

TORONTO — Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says the main fund it manages for the national retirement system increased its assets by $39.4 billion over the financial year ended March 31, achieving a net annual return of 11.6 per cent. CPPIB’s chief executive officer Mark Machin says the main driver of growth over the first […]

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Kroger, fending off online rivals, ups stake in UK’s Ocado

CINCINNATI — Kroger is upping its investment in the British online grocer Ocado as it fends off Amazon.com and other online threats to traditional grocers. Kroger said Thursday that the subscription rights agreement will give it access to Ocado’s online ordering, automated fulfilment and home delivery technology in the U.S. Kroger Co. and Ocado will […]

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New Jersey loses logo suit with Florida pizza shop

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey once again has been told to hit the road in its legal battle with a Florida-based pizza franchise over its logo. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office panel found there are similarities between the Garden State Parkway’s logo and the one used by Jersey Boardwalk Pizza, but on Monday it […]

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Trans Mountain tactics come to Greater Toronto, threatening a badly needed rail hub

Opinion: NIMBYism and efforts to change the rules once an established process is underway have impeded progress

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Miss America taps women for leadership spots

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Miss America Organization is putting women in its three top leadership positions following an email scandal involving former male leaders of the scholarship group. The organization tells The Associated Press it is appointing Regina Hopper as president and CEO of the Miss America Organization, and Marjorie Vincent-Tripp as chairwoman of […]

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Providing virtual healthcare to the masses

Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (TSXV: RHT) is one of this year’s Venture 50 companies — the company’s virtual care platform uses a high tech, low touch approach to provide high quality healthcare in the community setting, while reducing the cost of care delivery. Reliq Health Technologies is a rapidly growing technology company focused on developing […]

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The Latest: Zuckerberg to heading to EU next Tuesday

LONDON — The Latest on Facebook’s privacy scandal (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet with leaders of the European parliament in a closed-door meeting next Tuesday about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company. Even though his visit had been announced, it was left unclear exactly when Zuckerberg […]

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Oil hits $80 a barrel for the first time since November 2014

'The geo-political noise and escalation fears are here to stay'

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