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September 18, 2018

 
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Chrystia Freeland to return to Washington this week to take another run at closing NAFTA deal
  Chrystia Freeland to return to Washington this week to take another run at closing NAFTA deal
 

Adrian Morrow and Steven Chase

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will return to Washington this week to take another run at closing a NAFTA deal with the Trump administration, as negotiators try to reach agreements on issues ranging from a dispute resolution mechanism to Canada’s protected dairy market.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, meanwhile, will make his first trip to the U.S. capital on Wednesday to push Canada’s negotiating team to strike a deal.

 
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editor's picks

China hits back at Trump by penalizing $60-billion of U.S. goods, but reduces tariff levels
China hits back at Trump by penalizing $60-billion of U.S. goods, but reduces tariff levels
 
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New South African investigations raise more Bombardier concerns
  New South African investigations raise more Bombardier concerns
 

Geoffrey York

 
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How Whistler Blackcomb powers growth for ski-resort operator Vail
  How Whistler Blackcomb powers growth for ski-resort operator Vail
 

David Ebner

 
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latest posted news

Eldorado Gold seeks $1.14-billion compensation from Greece for permit delays
Eldorado Gold seeks $1.14-billion compensation from Greece for permit delays
 
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EU lays out ideas for WTO reform to keep U.S. on board
EU lays out ideas for WTO reform to keep U.S. on board
 
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Canadian dollar rises as factory data supports view of October rate hike
Canadian dollar rises as factory data supports view of October rate hike
 
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2018 has been unruly for housing markets: What’s ahead for your province
  2018 has been unruly for housing markets: What’s ahead for your province
 
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opinion

Busted auctions: No buyers for Canadian media companies
  Busted auctions: No buyers for Canadian media companies
 

Andrew Willis

Investment bankers call them busted auctions: Companies that put up a “For Sale” sign, fail to find a buyer and face the daunting prospect of continuing to run the business without wealthy new owners.

Canada’s media sector, traditionally a neighbourhood where any property put up for sale kicks off a bidding war, is currently littered with busted auctions. Businesses that were on the auction block this summer include Corus Entertainment Inc. and DHX Media Ltd., along with the magazines division of Rogers Communications Inc. The “For Sale” signs are still up on front yards.

 
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FROM ENERGY & RESOURCES

Enbridge signs deals to acquire Enbridge Income Fund and U.S. subsidiaries
 
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FROM FINANCIAL SERVICES

Visa, Mastercard reach $6.2-billion settlement over merchants’ credit card fees
 
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FROM ECONOMY

Canadian factory sales up more than expected in July
 
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FROM TECHNOLOGY, TELECOM & MEDIA

U.S. duties spare Apple gadgets, but hit cloud industry
 
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FROM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Will ‘flying cars’ take off? Japan’s government hopes so
 
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FROM SMALL BUSINESS

Amazon launches small business shop
 
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FROM GLOBE CAREERS

Why highly structured mentorship programs don’t work
 
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INSIDE THE MARKET

At midday: TSX edges higher as energy shares gain on rising oil prices
 
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Trump imposes tariffs on $200-billion worth of Chinese-made goods
 
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Barrick Gold’s John Thornton won’t back down
  Barrick Gold’s John Thornton won’t back down
 

Eric Reguly

 
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