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Canada’s Freeland pushes end of steel, aluminum tariffs in meeting with Pelosi

“Freeland said that while Canada is now focused on its domestic ratification process for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal, it remains strongly opposed to the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The Canada position is now that we have concluded (USMCA) that is all the more reason why the tariffs must be lifted,” she said on a conference call with reporters. Source: 95kqds.com

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Canada Goose shares jump following strong third-quarter report

“Shares of Canada Goose jumped more than 3 percent in premarket trading after the winter clothing manufacturer reported earnings that beat Wall Street’s expectations” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Direct-to-consumer revenue increased to CA$235.3 million from CA$131.7 million compared to the same quarter last year.The Toronto-based company reported third-quarter earnings of 96 cents Canadian per share.For fiscal year 2019, the company expects annual revenue to grow in the mid-to-high thirties on a percentage basis, compared to at least 30 percent, Canada Goose said in a press release. Source: cnbc.com

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Here’s how your city’s climate will change by 2080, if you’re in Canada or the United States

“Climate change is a hard thing to imagine, especially 60 years into the future” writes Sid Perkins for sciencemag.org. In the lower-emissions scenario, about 70% of the cities have a “future climate sister city,” but it’s typically hundreds of kilometers away and farther south, the researchers report today in Nature Communications. Source: sciencemag.org

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Sildaru, Blunck win gold in ski halfpipe at worlds in Utah

“Noah Bowman of Canada earned bronze while two-time Olympic gold medalist David Wise took seventh” reports foxsports.com. PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Teenager Kelly Sildaru of Estonia is quickly making up for lost time in her return from a knee injury, winning the women’s ski halfpipe competition at the world championships.She recently won three medals at the Winter X Games — gold in slopestyle, silver in halfpipe and bronze in big air.With a big final run Saturday, Sildaru surpassed Cassie Sharpe of Canada for gold. Source: foxsports.com

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Trump will have to lift metals tariffs on Canada, Mexico to pass USMCA, Brady says

“President Trump will have to exempt Canada and Mexico from its steel and aluminum tariffs in order to get his U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade through Congress, Rep” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The White House formally presented the trade deal to Congress late last month.It was widely assumed that the exemptions would be restored once a trade deal was reached, but that didn’t happen after the USMC deal was announced in October. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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A bunch of popular iPhone apps silently record your screen, report claims

“Air Canada told TechCrunch that it is indeed collecting “user information entered in, and collected on, the Air Canada mobile app.”” writes Stan Schroeder for mashable.com. But a recent report by TechCrunch claims some popular iPhone apps fail on at least two counts.In a recent tweet, Glassbox boasts about signing a deal with Air Canada, one of the apps TechCrunch has found to be among the worst offenders.The apps and online services you use sometimes gather your data and use it for analytics or advertising purposes. Source: mashable.com

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Loonie may not love Canadian wages – jobs report preview

“Annual Canadian wage growth accelerated early in the year and hit a high of 3.93% in May” writes Yohay’s Google Profile for forexcrunch.com. Canada’s jobs report has the full stage to itself.Canada releases the jobs report for January on Friday, February 8th, at 13:30 GMT. Back in December, the nation reported an increase of 9.3K positions.However, markets and policymakers would like to see an acceleration in wage growth. Source: forexcrunch.com

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A top Republican senator says Democratic ‘resistance’ means there’s no path forward for Trump’s new trade deal with Mexico and Canada

“Because many Republicans were hesitant about the deal, Toomey said certain tweaks could have been made to get a Republican Congress on board” writes Joe Perticone for businessinsider.com. Regarding the new USMCA trade deal, Toomey insisted the plan does not have a clear path forward to being ratified by Congress.Pat Toomey suggested that President Donald Trump’s proposed trade agreement with Mexico and Canada to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is essentially dead on arrival in Congress, citing heavy resistance from Democrats who now control the House majority. Source:…

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Philippine environmentalists demand Canada takes back 200 million kg of household waste

“A coalition of Philippine environmentalists have demanded that Canada take its trash back six years after more than 200 million kg of household waste was dumped in the Southeast Asian nation” writes Nicola Smith for telegraph.co.uk. However, customs officials discovered that the containers were actually filled with mixed waste from household bins, including piles of adult diapers, soiled papers and electronic equipment, and the rubbish has been held in limbo ever since. Source: telegraph.co.uk

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