Archive for 2016

Canadian women to join Washington march on day after Trump’s inauguration

December 31, 2016

Before this year’s American election, Tina Woodland had never protested anything in her life. But when she heard that thousands of women were planning to march on the U.S. capital the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Yukon resident knew she had to join in. Woodland, who owns a Ford dealership in Whitehorse with...
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Weightlifter dies in tragic gym accident

December 31, 2016

Iowa student Kyle Thomson suffered a freak accident in the gym which saw the 22-year-old lose his life. Thomson was bench pressing 315 pounds (142.8kg) when the bar slipped from his hands and landed on his neck. Thomson, who was studying criminal justice at Iowa State, had a spotter at the time of the...
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Nearly half of Canadians aren’t taking steps to meet financial goals: CIBC poll

December 31, 2016

The Canadian Press Dec 29, 2016 , Last Updated: 11:54 AM ET TORONTO — A new report from CIBC says about half of Canadians aren’t taking sufficient steps to stay on top of their financial priorities in the coming year. A poll conducted this month for the Toronto-based bank found that 48% of respondents...
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The Dow’s Worst Day in 2016

December 30, 2016

2016 was a momentous year, and for the Dow Jones Industrials (DJINDICES:^DJI), it was a successful one. Yet the year was also chock-full of major events, and many of them roiled the financial markets from time to time. In terms of the largest fall between market closes on consecutive days, the Dow’s worst day...
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Obama’s expulsion of Russian officials the latest wrinkle in a long history

December 30, 2016

WASHINGTON—U.S. relations with Moscow during and after the Cold War have been marred by diplomatic dustups ranging from espionage scandals to an Olympics boycott. Current tensions, highlighted by President Barack Obama’s decision to impose sanctions and expel 35 Russia diplomats, are exceptional because they stem from U.S. allegations of Russian cyber meddling in the...
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