Kevin Smith had one big regret when he thought he might die from a heart attack

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (out October) is the first movie Kevin Smith has directed since 2016’s poorly-received Yoga Hosers — and the first since his heart attack in February 2018. And Yoga Hosers was very much on the filmmaker’s mind after he suffered his potentially fatal cardiac incident. “When I had the heart attack…

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Elizabeth Warren declares war on private equity ‘vampires’ in new plan for Wall Street

Elizabeth Warren unveiled a policy proposal this week to slap new rules on private equity and “useless speculation” on Wall Street while rolling back President Donald Trump’s deregulation of the financial industry.A centerpiece of her “economic patriotism” plan is to transform private equity firms, which she said often act like “vampires” when they buy companies…

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After general merchandise sales ‘hit a wall,’ Indigo decides to change its creative direction

Indigo Books & Music Inc. will rethink its general merchandise strategy as sales slowed in the past year, said the company’s founder, but it remains convinced that’s where the company’s future growth lies and not with a return to books.“Last year, we just hit a wall,” said CEO Heather M. Reisman during a conference call…

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The storm is coming and investors need a financial ark to see them through

In the fall of 1987, while preparing to embark on a new phase of my career, my wife and I took an extended, month-long vacation. The timing was just dumb luck.While I was off, on Oct. 19, 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average crashed, cutting the value of that index by an incredible 22.6 per…

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An inside look at landing a tech job at one of Wall Street's largest trading firms, which is harder to get into than Harvard and requires final sign-off by the CEO — even for interns

Citadel Securities, one of the largest market makers in the world, has taken a data-driven and analytical approach to its hiring process. Candidates go through a phone screener, followed by five in-person interviews, and sometimes a behavioral assessment, all to analyze a wide range of skills and traits. Peng Zhao, the firm's CEO, signs off…

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Elon Musk tells Tesla employees in leaked email that the company needs to catch up on car deliveries before the end of the quarter

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Ottawa is working hard to land trade deals abroad that businesses at home have never heard of

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged European partners this week to finalize Canada’s trade deal with the EU, a push that came with his government facing a tough sales job at home: getting domestic firms to use it.A recent government survey suggests the vast majority of small and medium-sized exporters, which are positioned to…

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A flight was delayed when a man tried climbing onto the airplane's wing to hitch a free ride

A flight taking off from Lagos, Nigeria, was delayed on Friday after passengers on the flight noticed a man climbing onto the wing as it was taxiing towards the runway. According to the blog One Mile at a Time, the Azman Air flight to Port Harcourt, Nigeria was holding just short of the runway when…

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Mandy Moore successfully hiked to Mt. Everest Base Camp as the mountain’s death toll rises

Mandy Moore just checked a massive goal off her bucket list: making it to base camp on Mt. Everest. The This Is Us star, 35, spent more than a week trekking through the Nepal terrain to reach Everest Base Camp on Sunday, which sits at a whopping 17,700 ft. above sea level. Moore reflected on the…

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There are 3 reasons China just took over a bank for the first time in 20 years, and 2 of them are a huge deal

China just took over Baoshang Bank, a small bank in Inner Mongolia that reported a pretty clean balance sheet. It's the country's first public bank takeover in two decades. There are three reasons China could've taken it over — because it was part of a huge "gray-rhino conglomerate"; because it was a "credit risk," according…

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John Wick: Chapter 3 wins top honors at Golden Trailer Awards

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum nabbed the top honors at the Golden Trailer Awards on Wednesday night. The Keanu Reeves hitman thriller took home the Best of Show award for its “Conversation” trailer, in addition to four other prizes including Best Action and Best Summer 2019 Blockbuster Trailer. Along with Wick, A Star Is…

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Stock markets are shrinking

The US stock market has de-equitised, a fancy term that basically means that companies are buying more shares than they are issuing, every year since 2011. It's shrunk 2.3% since 2018.This is natural, according to Citigroup strategists led by Robert Buckland. "This is a rational response to a radical shift in the cost of equity…

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A US congressman is standing by his statement that Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency will be worse than 9/11

At a House of Representatives hearing on Wednesday, Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman from California compared Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency to the terrorist attacks on 9/11. "Now, we're told by some that innovation is always good. The most innovative thing that happened this century is when Osama Bin Laden came up with the innovative idea of…

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Huawei controlling Canada’s 5G would be ‘crazy,’ warns Rogers vice-chairman

Huawei Technologies Co. poses too big of a threat to Canada and should be banned from its 5G network, according to the vice chairman of Rogers Communications Inc.While Huawei is cheaper and sophisticated compared with other alternatives, its close relationship to the Chinese government is troubling, Philip Lind said. The company would be obliged to…

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US pressure may be pushing Iran toward a new kind of military response — 'massive retaliation'

On May 15, Iran announced that it would stop implementing some of its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) as a first response against US sanctions. Additionally, the growing military threat against Iran is strengthening the military aspect of the Iranian government's response. Beyond the current escalating tension…

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Canadian CEOs’ confidence erodes amid rising concerns over environmental, trade risks

Broadsided by trade disputes, evolving technologies and environmental concerns, Canadian CEOs’ confidence in their own economy is eroding, according to a new survey.Only 79 per cent of Canadian CEOs expressed confidence in the country’s economy, according to the latest KPMG Global CEO Survey, compared to 94 per cent in last year’s report.In contrast, 83 per…

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SNC-Lavalin headed to trial on corruption charges after judge finds evidence against company sufficient

A Quebec Court Judge in Montreal ruled on Wednesday that federal prosecutors had compiled enough evidence to demonstrate a reasonable prospect of conviction of SNC-Lavalin Group Ltd. on bribery and corruption charges.That means the engineering company must face trial on charges it directed about $48 million in bribes to Libyan government officials between 2001 and…

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A laptop infected with 6 of the most dangerous computer viruses in history was sold at auction to an anonymous buyer for $1.345 million — here's what each virus can do

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Pet Sematary star Leo the Cat dies: 'He will be forever missed'

Leo the Cat, who played the undead version of Church in 2019’s Pet Sematary, has passed away. Animal trainer Kirk Jarrett, who adopted Leo after filming, announced the sad news on an Instagram account dedicated to his furry friend.  “It is with great sadness that we tell you that Leo has passed away. He will forever…

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Netflix will finally allow Americans to watch the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

The tens of Americans reeling in the loss of the Eurovision Song Contest from any American television platforms this year can rejoice: this past season is coming to Netflix. The streaming platform announced on Friday that not only are they picking up this past season of the Eurovision Song Contest, which ended in May, but…

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It’s going to be hard to own a home in Toronto if you are not part of the 10%: report

Canadians looking for a home in major cities will likely have to look elsewhere, unless they count themselves among the country’s richest.New analysis from RateSupermarket.ca shows that only those in the top income bracket can afford to buy homes in many of Canada’s major cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.It cites a recent study from…

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Loan interest is still deductible on your tax return, even if your investment or business goes belly up

If you borrow money for the purpose of earning investment or business income, the interest you pay on that debt is generally tax deductible. But what if your investment turns out to be a dud and goes to zero — or you’re forced to shutter your business — while you still owe money on your…

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Swiss drug giant Novartis has done $60 billion in deals over the past 18 months. One sentence from its CEO reveals the core strategy.

When Vas Narasimhan started as the new CEO of the Swiss drug giant Novartis, he began refocusing the company on a key business area: prescription medicines. Until recently, alongside top-selling psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and vision-loss drugs, Novartis was also making contact lenses and skin products, and it even had a hand in consumer-health products like…

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Here's how much you should tip in every situation

The average tipper tips about 15% to 20%.tartanparty/ShutterstockTim Urban, from the website Wait But Why, created a chart that explains tipping norms across an array of industries.The 2014 chart's data is based on interviews, personal accounts, and research from a tipping expert.The average tipper tips about 15% to 20%, regardless of the service or the…

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Iggy Azalea is finally at peace on In My Defense, whether you like it or not

Iggy Azalea is well aware of the things you’ve said about her. The controversial Australian rapper, who’s garnered a loyal fanbase amid accusations of everything from cultural appropriation to feuding with cartoon swine since rising to superstardom with her 2014 smash “Fancy,” has heard it all. But that doesn’t mean she’s listening (or course-correcting to…

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Inside the most expensive property for sale in the Hamptons, which is listed for $150 million and costs 75 times more than the swanky area's median home

The most expensive home for sale in the Hamptons is located in Southampton, New York and is asking $150 million, according to real-estate listing platform Out East. The home has been on the market with the same asking price for the past two years. It is 75 times more expensive than the $1,995,000 median asking…

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Tesla hit with a new lawsuit that alleges a pregnant woman was pinned against the wall by her Model X breaking her bones and sending her into premature labor

Mallory Harcourt and family the day they purchased their Model X. Mallory Harcourt A new lawsuit filed against Tesla alleges that a California woman was sent into premature labor after her brand-new Model X performed an "unintended acceleration" while she was in front of the vehicle, pinning her against the wall of her garage. She…

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Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has checked into rehab

Kit Harington has entered a therapy program to deal with some personal issues. EW has confirmed a New York Post report that the Game of Thrones star has entered a “luxury rehab for stress and alcohol use.” The actor has been in a Connecticut health retreat for nearly a month, checking in before the HBO…

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Don't fret about the right time to get to the airport. Just ask math.

One of the more surprisingly polarizing decisions in life is what time to arrive at the airport. The Atlantic's Amanda Mull recently wrote about the divide between people who arrive hours early to an airport and people who are chronically late for their flights. Mull, who identified in the article as someone who aims to…

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Here's how much the typical healthcare employee makes, from CVS to buzzy biotechs

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Here's what you need to know about Palantir, the secretive $20 billion data-analysis company whose work with ICE is dragging Amazon into controversy

Palantir, first launched in 2004, was very secretive for most of its existence. Its earliest claim to fame is that it was cofounded by Facebook board member and VC Peter Thiel, one of President Donald Trump's biggest backers in Silicon Valley. Over the years, Palantir grew into one of the most valuable startups in the…

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The twisted story behind the Flaming Lips’ psychedelic King’s Mouth artwork

Under the Cover is a column that reveals the stories behind album art. The 15th studio album from psych-rock outfit the Flaming Lips began not as a record but as a shiny art installation in the shape of a bulbous head, where fans could crawl inside, lie down, and listen to snippets of music. Then…

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Caisse de dépôt removes head of its real-estate lending unit Otéra after ethical breach

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec removed the head of its Otéra Capital real-estate lending unit and said it will overhaul governance standards at the business after an external investigation identified “serious” ethical breaches linked to personal activities.Rana Ghorayeb was named president and chief executive officer of Otéra, effective immediately, the Caisse said…

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How the Raptors built an NBA Finals team with a bold gamble and without any lottery picks

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Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian and Han Solo stars open Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland

Some familiar Star Wars heroes helped launch the new Galaxy’s Edge theme park attraction at Disneyland. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Billy Dee Williams, and Star Wars creator George Lucas were among the luminaries who helped cut the ribbon on the 14-acre fantasy world meant to bridge our planet and the galaxy far, far away. On…

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Wall Street thinks CBD could be a $16 billion industry by 2025. Here's what the cannabis compound does to your brain and body.

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Mark Zuckerberg dodged a barrage of calls for him to give up some power at Facebook, and instead said governments need to step up to the plate

Calls for management changes dominated Facebook's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday. Several attendees asked CEO Mark Zuckerberg to cede some control. The shareholders said the changes were needed so that the company could more capably combat the spread of misinformation and hate speech on the social network. "We are sick and tired of apologies," one…

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Matt Fraction and Elsa Charretier's November puts normal people in noir circumstances

Back in 2009, a police manhunt ended right in front of comic book writer Matt Fraction’s home — complete with cops, helicopters, and pointed guns. Fraction and his family were left to clean up the mess afterward. When they were playing outside a few days later, his wife (comic writer Kelly Sue DeConnick) found a…

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recap: Miracles happen

I need a Korean face mask, a hot bath, and an Applebee’s pour of sauvignon blanc after that episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. From a mammogram scare to Lisa Rinna getting a little too into character as Erika Jayne to having to watch PK eat Lay’s Classic Potato Chips and then wipe…

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Divorce after 50 is absolutely destroying baby boomers’ finances

In one sense, Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, are nothing special.By finalizing their divorce this month, they join the millions of Americans now splitting up in middle age. The rate of divorce after age 50 has doubled in the U.S. since 1990.The billionaire exes are unique, though, in escaping divorce…

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Investors brace for new Cold War that will ‘last our careers’

Ray Dalio calls it a “long ideological war.” Mark Mobius sees little hope for a quick resolution. And Stephen Jen says we’re witnessing the start of a 15-round fight.As the U.S. and China clash over everything from trade to technology, some of the biggest names in investing are bracing for a protracted superpower conflict and…

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How shrewd dealmaking transformed Canadian Natural into of the world’s biggest oil firms

CALGARY – For what most analysts believe was a bargain, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. solidified its position in the oilsands and as the country’s largest oil and gas producer with a $3.8-billion deal for Devon Energy Corp.’s Canadian business Wednesday.CNRL announced the deal for Oklahoma City-based Devon’s Jackfish oilsands project, heavy oil wells and undeveloped…

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See a sneak peek of the cover stars of EW's annual LGBTQ issue

There’s a first time for everything, and today Entertainment Weekly is unveiling its cover stars a little bit early. Our annual LGBTQ issue hits stands June 7, but we’re so excited about celebrating these inspiring artists that we’re letting things slip now. Neil Patrick Harris, Ruby Rose, Janet Mock, Anderson Cooper, Wilson Cruz, and Melissa…

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Uber will soon ban passengers with low ratings

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Jimmy Fallon wants you to vote for the Tonight Show summer read

Summer is well underway, and that makes it the perfect time to finally settle on a big summer read. Jimmy Fallon wants your help picking one. The Tonight Show host kicked off the show’s second annual summer book club on Thursday night, describing five different books and asking viewers to vote for their favorites online.…

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Tesla will be acquired within a year, says the NYU professor who predicted Amazon's takeover of Whole Foods

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Brushing off doubts, Pence says U.S. will approve USMCA ‘by summer’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has pledged to win Congressional approval for the new North American free trade agreement “by the summer,” even as a heated public fight between U.S. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi adds a new hurdle to the deal’s passage.Touting the revamped trade pact as a “win-win-win” agreement, Pence…

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Watch the SpongeBob SquarePants cast do impressions of each other

Are you ready, kids? A day after taking the stage together for a 20th-anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the cast of SpongeBob SquarePants stopped by EW’s Comic-Con video suite to celebrate two decades of the beloved series in a live video on EW’s YouTube channel. And while we’re all used to hearing Tom Kenny…

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Walmart built an Amazon Go-style 'fast lane' that allows customers to skip the checkout register — here's how it works

Walmart Canada debuted a new checkout system called "fast lane" that lets customers avoid cashiers and registers. Customers scan order barcodes in the "fast lane," then show their receipts to a Walmart worker before exiting the store. The system has debuted in a newly opened store in Toronto that Walmart says will serve as a…

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The Amazing Race recap: I peed myself just watching you

It’s time to push off into leg 7 of this rrrrace around the world, just like Nicole got stone-cold pushed off a 400-foot ledge to, in her mind, plummet toward her death. There were multiple exclamations of “this is the best day of my life” and “I never want this day to end” and “Sebastian…

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Amazon bulls may be ignoring a key regulatory risk

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The 100 recap: Murphy is tempted into switching alliances

As Priya settles into Clarke’s body, Skaikru starts to realize what’s really going on in Sanctum. In movies and TV, people who are immortal are often depicted as lonely. They’ve outlived their friends and family and even brief acquaintances. But in Sanctum, that’s not necessarily the case. As long as there are enough nightbloods, friends…

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Disney chief Bob Iger says it will be 'very difficult' to film in Georgia if abortion law takes effect

Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger told Reuters on Wednesday that it would be “very difficult” for his company to continue filming in Georgia if the state’s controversial ban on abortions goes into effect. “I rather doubt we will,” Iger explained. “I think many people who work for us will not want to work there,…

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Tesla just got slammed with a new lawsuit from a supplier that claims the automaker hasn't paid a $1.7 million bill

not th A French metal supplier says Tesla hasn't paid for $1.7 million in parts. Lebronze alloys filed a lawsuit for the overdue payments in court on Tuesday. It's not the first time suppliers have said Tesla has balked on agreements. Tesla did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. Tesla owes…

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BlackRock, Vanguard, and other big asset managers are placing big bets on tech. But some advisors have major concerns about the new platforms.

Big asset managers like BlackRock, Vanguard, and WisdomTree are increasingly offering or investing in technology for financial advisors to use with their clients. Some advisers said that the move from offering investment products to technology solutions could raise conflicts of interest and privacy concerns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Big asset managers like…

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Bank of Canada cuts mortgage stress test rate for first time since 2016

For the first time in almost three years, the Bank of Canada has cut its minimum mortgage qualifying rate, dropping it to 5.19 per cent from 5.34 per cent.The central bank’s new rate has a slight effect on the mortgage stress test for those with uninsured mortgages.“At a minimum, the qualifying rate for all uninsured…

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Kelly Clarkson addresses Adam Levine leaving The Voice: 'I kind of get it'

Kelly Clarkson is supporting her former The Voice costar Adam Levine’s decision to step away from the singing competition show after 16 seasons. Speaking with Extra before singing the national anthem at the Indy 500 on Sunday, Clarkson said she first heard the news the night before it was officially announced. “It was kind of…

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Apple plans to open office in Westbank’s glitzy Vancouver tower inspired by a Japanese paper lantern

Apple Inc. plans to open an office in one of Vancouver’s most hotly anticipated developments, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.Cupertino, California-based Apple will join Deloitte LLP and IWG Plc’s Spaces co-working unit as key tenants in 400 West Georgia, a 24-story office building that is owned by Westbank Corp. and Allied…

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Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief accused of sexual harassment and making racist remarks about Priscilla Chan by 2 former staffers

Mark Zuckerberg's personal head of security has been accused of sexual harassment and making racist and homophobic comments by two former members of the Facebook CEO's private staff, Business Insider has learned. They allege, among other things, that the security chief repeatedly made racist remarks about Zuckerberg's Asian-American wife, Priscilla Chan. One of the accusers…

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The Bank of Canada is very worried about the U.S.-China trade war getting worse, Wilkins says

OTTAWA — A top Bank of Canada official says the economy is caught in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war — and that further escalation of global trade conflicts remain a “major preoccupation” for its policy-makers.In prepared remarks of her speech Thursday in Calgary, senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins said the deepening dispute between…

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Lots of extremely successful founders in Silicon Valley cash out early. But WeWork’s CEO pocketing $700 million is still far from normal.

It used to be that startup founders generally didn't try to personally cash in their stakes in their companies until they had at least gone public or been acquired. As WeWork CEO Adam Neumann has demonstrated — to the tune of $700 million, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal on Thursday —…

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Elizabeth Warren's campaign posted a billboard calling for the breakup of Big Tech in the heart of tech industry

Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign is running a billboard in San Francisco calling for the breakup of the tech giants. Warren has made challenging the power of the industry's largest players a key piece of her campaign. The billboard is near a station for the rail line many tech workers use to commute to their jobs…

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How Hollywood giants like Netflix and Disney have reacted to Georgia's antiabortion law

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Shock UK general election poll puts Liberal Democrats in first place

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Bernard Arnault just became the 2nd-richest person in the world. These 5 mind-blowing facts show just how quickly the French billionaire's fortune is growing.

In the first six months of 2019, Bernard Arnault has jumped from fourth place to second on two major rankings of the world's richest individuals. ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images 1. In January 2019, Arnault was ranked No. 4 on the lists of the world's richest people. Fast forward six months to mid-July, and he's jumped two…

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Down to Business podcast: How Canada’s largest sports company is grappling with digital disruption

Welcome to Down to Business, a weekly podcast from the Financial Post.To celebrate the Toronto Raptors making the NBA finals, our sixth episode covers North America’s $70-billion sports market. Humza Teherany, the chief technology and digital officer at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, talks to host Emily Jackson about how technology is changing the business…

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See exclusive portraits of the Arrowverse stars from EW's cover shoot

Strong Suits Arrowverse, assemble! The stars of Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman grace the covers of EW’s first monthly issue. Click through for exclusive images from our epic cover shoot with Stephen Amell, Melissa Benoist, Grant Gustin, Caity Lotz, and Ruby Rose, and the five collectible covers.  Advertisement Advertisement Stephen Amell as Green Arrow…

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With only one income and no company pensions to fall back on, couple’s retirement rests on savings

In Ontario, a couple we’ll call Marc, 60, and Lani, 65, are looking ahead to Marc’s retirement. A project manager in manufacturing, Marc expects to work another seven years to his age 66; Lani has not worked for a decade. They want to ensure that their children, ages 15 and 19, have sufficient funds for…

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‘If you want a dividend, buy a bank’: Canopy Growth CEO on the company’s global ambitions

Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton talks about CBD regulations, the company's deal with Acreage and it's growth plans Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton speaks to the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about CBD regulations, explains Canopy’s Acreage deal and how it’s planning to grow in the U.S. and around the world.

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Uber loses US$1B in first post-IPO quarter as revenue rises 20 per cent

Uber Technologies Inc reported a US$1 billion loss and a 20 per cent rise in revenue on Thursday in its first quarterly report as a public company, in line with the ride-hailing service’s forecasts.Revenue of US$3.1 billion matched the high end of the range Uber forecast for the quarter and the loss of US$1.0 billion…

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John Chen: To build a trustworthy digital economy, regulations must require zero trust

By John ChenTrust is the fundamental building block of human connection, whether in business, life or networked technology, such as the Internet of Things (IoT). Yet in today’s digital economy, trust is increasingly threatened.The numerous data breaches experienced by organizations over the past several years has made trust a topic of discussion in policy circles.…

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WeWork CEO Adam Neumann dropped $21 million on a San Francisco house with a guitar-shaped room in 2018, and that's just part of his sprawling real-estate portfolio

In 2018, WeWork cofounder Adam Neumann bought a $21 million home in California with a guitar-shaped room, according to The Wall Street Journal. He has spent over $80 million on five homes since he founded WeWork in 2010. The Journal reported that he cashed out over $700 million from his company ahead of its initial…

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The Real Housewives of New York City recap: Do the Dubin

This episode starts at a 10 and it ends at an infinity symbol lit on fire with gasoline, and by gasoline, I do of course mean whatever Sonja Morgan has been drinking all night in Miami. It also posits a new Housewives trope—coupled with the happenings of Tuesday’s Halloween episode of RHOBH—wherein a drama-inducing statement…

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Why Canada’s money-laundering problem is far bigger than we think

On May 9, an expert panel on money laundering issued its report, Combatting Money Laundering in BC Real Estate, in which it estimated 2018 money laundering in Canada at $46.7 billion. In a recent C.D. Howe Institute report, titled Why We Fail to Catch Money Launderers 99.9% of the Time, I estimate money laundering in…

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‘Giving is like a drug’: Hamilton couple pledge bulk of their estate to create $100-million health research endowment

GREENSVILLE, Ont. — Charlie Juravinski is, in the words of his physician, an “enigma,” an outlier at 89 years of age, who has no business (statistically speaking) being alive, but is alive just the same, and so the best medical advice doctors can offer to him is to keep doing exactly as he has been…

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MORGAN STANLEY: Here’s why it’s too late to prevent the next recession, even if a final trade war resolution is reached

Since President Donald Trump reignited the US-China trade war several weeks ago, experts across Wall Street have been weighing the worst-case scenario. They've looked at how it could hurt equity markets and how it could erode future corporate profitability. Some of the more extreme scenarios have even involved a severe economic slowdown culminating in the…

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See the stars of Big Little Lies at the season 2 premiere

The all-star cast of Big Little Lies stepped out in style Wednesday night in New York City for the season 2 premiere of the hit HBO drama. Pictured here: Reese Witherspoon, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, and Meryl Streep. Click through for more.

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47 Meters Down: Uncaged trailer teases more shark mayhem

Does aquatic-horror sequel 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (out Aug. 16) feature an enraged Nicolas Cage battling giant sharks at a depth of 154 feet? Alas, no. Instead, director Johannes Roberts’ follow-up to 2017’s Mandy Moore-starring 47 Meters Down follows the story of four teenage girls diving in a ruined underwater city who quickly find themselves…

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Brandon Routh returns as Superman for Crisis on Infinite Earths Arrowverse crossover

To handle something called a Crisis on Infinite Earths, the architects of the Arrowverse are bringing in not one, but two Supermen for the upcoming crossover event. Brandon Routh, who starred as DC’s Man of Steel in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns film in 2006, will again don the crimson cape as the iconic character in…

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Forget the iPhone 11: Here's why you should buy an iPhone 7 right now instead

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5 of the top-rated equity fund managers in the US share their blueprints for consistently crushing the market — and the best ways to replicate their success

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Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Fosse/Verdon finale and his surprise cameo

This post contains spoilers for Fosse/Verdon’s finale episode. Broadway stars have been popping up on Fosse/Verdon throughout the show’s entire run, but FX’s limited series saved one last surprise for its curtain call. In Tuesday night’s finale, Fosse/Verdon executive producer and all-around multihyphenate Lin-Manuel Miranda makes an appearance as Roy Scheider — the actor who…

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Hands on with Philips Hue for gamers

Good lighting is one of the easiest ways to alter and enhance a room’s atmosphere. Interior designers are generally the best way to go about achieving a sophisticated ambiance, but for those of us who can’t justify the expense of hiring someone to help choose and install a chic lighting system, there’s Hue by Dutch…

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Jane the Virgin recap: Has the Jane and Rafael ship sailed?

Jane has many balls in the air. No longer having to worry about her formerly dead husband whisking her away to Montana, Jane’s personal life is definitely on the mend. Sure, Rafael isn’t necessarily asking her to move back in, but things are better in that department. And her writing career has never been better.…

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Bank of Montreal profit up 20 per cent, despite hit from severance costs

Severance costs took a bite out of the Bank of Montreal’s second-quarter earnings, as the lender said it was trying to align its capital-markets business with current market conditions.BMO announced its financial results for the three months ended April 30 on Wednesday, reporting a profit of nearly $1.5 billion, up 20 per cent from the…

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters production designer on Godzilla's 'high voltage' makeover

Given the title of Godzilla: King of the Monsters (out May 31) it is appropriate that director Michael Dougherty has brought a regal element to his version of the titular kaiju beast in this sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 film Godzilla. “It’s a tradition that Godzilla changes in every single movie that he’s in,” says…

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The new iPod says a lot about Apple as a company right now

Apple introduced a new iPod touch this week. The last iPod touch was announced in July 2015 — almost four years ago — but the new iPod touch looks identical to the previous model. Only the internals have been updated. Apple's approach to the iPod says a lot about the company. Visit Business Insider's homepage…

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China’s trade war threat to withhold rare earths from U.S. would inflict ‘devastating’ blow

Beijing’s threat to use its dominance of rare earths in the trade war risks serious disruption to U.S. industry, by starving manufacturers of components commonplace in everything from cars to dishwashers and military equipment. And, it’s a stranglehold that might take years to break.China could wreak maximum havoc by squeezing supplies of the magnets and…

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Joe Oliver: Canada is getting worryingly close to embracing economically destructive ‘sustainable finance’

It was a meeting of financial advisers, held in the basement of the United Nations headquarters in New York, and it was about, of all things, sustainable development goals. But as someone who was there, I can tell you that passions soared in that forum earlier this month — perhaps because many member countries hope…

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Here's how much fast-food workers at 17 popular chains say they make

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BoC upbeat about outlook as it leaves rates unchanged, but will proceed with caution

The Bank of Canada is feeling pretty good about the economic outlook, all things considered.Policymakers left the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent on May 29, noting that the escalation of Donald Trump’s trade war with China “is heightening uncertainty about economic prospects.”That was expected, as economic growth essentially stalled at the end…

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Mueller laid out 2 reasons for why he investigated Trump even though he knew he couldn't charge him. Both of them are bad news for the president.

The former special counsel Robert Mueller laid out two clear reasons on Wednesday for why he investigated President Donald Trump even though he knew he could not charge him with a crime. First: Even though DOJ policy says a sitting president cannot be indicted, Mueller said he investigated Trump in order to preserve documentary evidence…

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Newly-minted Silicon Valley millionaires don't know how to handle their money and it's ruining their love lives, says an elite matchmaker known as the 'cupid of Silicon Valley'

Silicon Valley millionaires tend to flaunt their wealth on dates more than the average millionaire, the elite matchmaker Amy Andersen told Business Insider for its "Dating Like a Millionaire" series. Because their wealth is new, Silicon Valley millionaires don't yet know how to properly handle their money, she said. Showing off their wealth and leading…

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Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard offered free penthouse, food for life and all the Kraft Dinner he can eat to stay in Toronto

In his 10 short months as a Toronto Raptor, Kawhi Leonard has already made history, leading the team to its first National Basketball Association finals in their 24-year history.Toronto businesses are now stepping up in a last-ditch bid to make sure his tenure doesn’t end anytime soon. With the forward set to become a free…

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Watch Jennifer Hudson's surprise Aretha Franklin tribute at Pulitzer Prize ceremony

Jennifer Hudson made a surprise performance in honor of late soul legend Aretha Franklin at Tuesday’s Pulitzer Prize luncheon, which celebrated the 103rd class of awardees at Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library. In April, the Pulitzer Prize announced that Franklin would receive a posthumous special citation at the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Arts, Drama, and…

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Uber's first quarterly earnings report as a public company tops Wall Street expectations

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Frank Stronach still chasing his dreams amid legal feud with daughter Belinda

Magna International founder Frank Stronach leads Luis Contreras aboard Holy Helena, after the Stronach Stables horse won the 158th running of the Queen’s Plate horse race at Woodbine Race Track, in Toronto in July 2017. Stronach fell in love with horses in the early days of building his multi-billion-dollar business. Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press Belinda…

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J.D. Pardo is conflicted and ready for answers in Mayans M.C. season 2 trailer

As the Mayans M.C. attempt to clean-up the mess they made in season 1 of the FX series of the same name, survival is the name of the game. In the first trailer dropped by the cabler for season 2, M.C. president Bishop (Michael Irby) opens the tease with words of caution, “We’ve hit an…

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Fosse/Verdon finale recap: Two lost souls

The season-and-series finale of Fosse/Verdon opens with the familiar choreography of Bob Fosse and Paddy Chayefsky strolling through a park. For the last time, they revive the steps we don’t even need to see to know exist: a softshoe on Bob’s health, a tango over theater, dueling jives on the state of Fosse’s romances. But…

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