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Tesla's SolarCity acquisition could speed sustainable energy

The electric car-maker has acquired the solar panel installer for $2.6 billion, pending regulatory approvals. » Read full article

Drivers still liable in accidents, even in near driverless cars

Driving in semi-autonomous mode isn't much different than operating a vehicle with cruise control, law firm says. » Read full article

Spin Master moves into outdoor toy segment with $85M acquisition

Swimways, based Virginia makes a pool toys including squirt guns, flotation devices and pool decor. » Read full article

Molson Coors Q2 profit dives 24.1%

Pending MillerCoors acquisition and flat sales were factors in the decline. » Read full article

Amazon invests big money to boost fulfillment processes

Online retailer increased spending on its distribution network by 35% between April and June to $3.88 billion. » Read full article

[INSIGHTS] Prepare to be disrupted

Developed economies are taking climate change a lot more seriously, which is certainly the case in Canada where a change of government at the federal level combined with provincial efforts are altering the international perception that we are climate change laggards. » Read full article

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Natural gas bills won't show cost of Ontario's cap and trade plan

Charges will instead be included in the 'delivery' line on natural gas bills. » Read full article

MIT professor who helped usher-in personal computing has died

Robert Fano worked in the 1960s on time-sharing systems and was one of the first advocates of open-source coding. » Read full article

[FEATURE] NorthAware: Innovative exporter

Kicking off the Smart Parka. » Read full article

[FEATURE] Canadian trade perspectives

Reflections from a veteran exporter. » Read full article

[FEATURE] Vinyl LPs take a modern spin

New machines will press old-style records. » Read full article


MainTrain 2016

Sept. 19-22, 2016
Location: Toronto » more info


Sept. 27, 2016
Location: Kitchener, Ont. » more info