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Understanding Xiaomi: The Anti-Apple

September 1, 2015

Beyond design, Apple and Xiaomi share impressive brand power. Both companies are able to inspire legions of loyal followers far beyond the scope of other prominent technology companies. Brand consultancy group Interbrand ranked Apple as the most valuable brand in the world in both 2013 and 2014 in its much-watched rankings. Its 2015 ranking...
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Canada’s ‘technical recession’ will be short-lived, economists say

September 1, 2015

Economists say data out this week is likely to show that Canada slipped into a technical recession in the second quarter, but the contraction should be short-lived. TD chief economist Beata Caranci says the benefit of the lower loonie to Canada’s export sector should boost growth in the third quarter. Caranci says that although...
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White supremacist gives Nazi salute at conviction

September 1, 2015
AP JEWISH SITE SHOOTINGS S USA KS

Frazier Glenn Miller yells at the jury as they leave after he was found guilty of one count of capital murder, three counts of attempted murder and assault and weapons charges on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kansas.(Photo: Allison Long, AP) A white supremacist gave a Nazi salute...
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Items on the banned list at Western University’s student orientation

August 31, 2015
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Fake dreadlocks just aren’t funny, say Western University student orientation organizers. The school is banning its orientation leaders from donning cultural or religious symbols ironically, such as hijabs and dreadlock wigs, after several students complained about past orientations. In Western’s tradition, first-year students attending student orientation are divided into teams led by second-year students...
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TSX lower even as oil rises

August 31, 2015
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The Toronto Stock Exchange ended the day down slightly despite a boost in oil prices The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 5.95 points at 13,859.12, with the utilities subsector the biggest loser on the day. Norman Raschkowan, senior partner at Sage Road Advisors, said Canadian investors are less concerned about recent talk of recession...
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