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Unilateral ban on single use plastics ignores spirit of USMCA: experts

US trade lawyer says agreement reflects need to consult with partners before imposing new restrictions.

Chinese pandemic 'excuse' barring access to two Michaels dismissed

Tory MP said a direct in-person visit should have taken place a long time ago with appropriate social distancing.

Report says pandemic intensified economic disparities

BDO affordability index shows nearly two in five say their personal finances deteriorated during the first wave.

Trump intensifies focus on Harris in final weeks of campaign

Biden is leading most national and battleground state polls three weeks before the election.

Trudeau delivers another blow to energy, mining sectors

Plan requiring projects to describe how they will achieve net-zero emissions may not even be feasible.

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Growing cyber attacks to propel global threat intelligence platforms: report

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Respirator provides industrial strength protection

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Business Intelligence 

The German Technology Day Virtual Fair 2020 is coming Oct. 14

Bosch Rexroth, EPLAN, Murrelektronik, PILZ, Rittal and WAGO are hosting Canada’s second series of German Technology Days » Read more

Taiwan’s smart machines key to ‘smart factories’ of the future

The global pandemic highlights the need for manufacturers to future-proof their businesses. » Read more

Racism has long shaped US presidential elections. Here’s how it might play out in 2020

The Trump era’s suppression of the vote is out of step with the long run trend of greater inclusiveness » Read more

COVID-19 masks FAQs: How can cloth stop a tiny virus? What’s the best fabric? Do they protect the wearer?

Although cloth masks have been widely adopted, many people still have questions about them » Read more