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Briefing highlights

  • Monopoly for Millennials
  • Amazon’s HQ2: What to expect
  • Markets at a glance
  • U.S. inflation heats up
  • Aimia launches strategic review
  • Loblaw profit tops expectations
  • Canopy Growth loss widens
  • Cineplex shares slide on results

Roll the dice

As advertised on Amazon, “adulting is hard” so “take a break from the rat race with this edition of the Monopoly game.”

With that, Hasbro Inc. brings you Monopoly for Millennials where apparently players start deep in debt and “collect Experience points by visiting the hottest Destinations – from your Friend’s Couch, to the Vegan Bistro, to a Week-Long Meditation Retreat."

You don’t win by having the most money, but rather the most experience.

(Think unpaid internship.)

Just imagine if they had a Canadian version of that …

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Amazon’s HQ2

As The Globe and Mail’s Matt Lundy writes, it was an anticlimactic end to what started as a frenzied corporate competition.

Fourteen months after Inc. called for bids for its second headquarters, the e-commerce giant announced on Tuesday it was splitting HQ2 between Long Island City, a neighbourhood in the Queens borough of New York, and Arlington, Va., just outside of Washington.

Amazon took over Seattle. Here’s what the others can expect.

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