Lowe’s Profit Suffers From Hefty Charges and Meagre Traffic

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MOORESVILLE, N.C.—Lowe’s was beset by hefty charges and meagre traffic in its stores for most of the third quarter, and its profit suffered for it. A day after rival Home Depot posted banner results and boosted its outlook for the year, Lowe’s fell drastically short of Wall Street expectations and cut its annual outlook, again. Its shares fell 3.6 per ...

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Canadian Tech IPOs Poised for Liftoff After False Starts

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Canada is set for a parade of initial public offerings by technology firms next year — this time for real. Real-estate data company Real Matters Inc. and marketing-software firm Vision Critical Communications Inc. are likely to lead the advance in the first half of 2017, according to people familiar with the matter. Hootsuite Media Inc. and D2L Inc. are also ...

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Grocery Chains Post Higher Profits on Falling Food Prices

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Food prices, especially those for meat, continue to fall from recent highs, Metro and Loblaw said Wednesday as both grocery chains reported strong quarterly results. “During the quarter, we saw the grocery market shift from an inflationary environment to a deflationary one,” said Galen G. Weston, executive chairman and president of Loblaw Companies Ltd., in a conference call with analysts. ...

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Sex Trafficking Case Turns on Whether Websites Can be Leld Liable for Content Created by Users

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In 2010, the seedy business of online prostitution lost a major platform when Craigslist, the eponymous web bazaar for everything from jobs to apartments, bowed to criticism for facilitating sex trafficking and shuttered the adult categories on its site. Government officials, including Kamala Harris, then the district attorney for San Francisco, had been pressuring the company to get rid of ...

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Shomi Shutdown Under Fire by CRTC Chief

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OTTAWA—The head of Canada’s broadcast regulator blasted Rogers and Shaw for shutting down its video streaming service, Shomi — a platform he sees as the future of content. It was a “shock” to hear the companies were throwing in the towel on the platform so soon after it launched, said CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais in prepared remarks for a speech ...

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Eskimos Defeat Tiger-Cats 24-21 in East Division Semifinal

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HAMILTON – Let the title defence officially commence. The Edmonton Eskimos opened the 2016 CFL playoffs by edging the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24-21 in Sunday’s East Division semifinal. Inside the wind tunnel that was a packed house, 24,182 strong inside Tim Horton’s Field, the Eskimos earned themselves a Grey Cup rematch next Sunday against the same Ottawa Redblacks they hoisted the ...

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P.K. Subban’s Raw Reaction to Shea Weber Trade Reveals Pang of Unfinished Business with Montreal Canadiens

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P.K. Subban is on a bit of a roll about The Trade, and the possible reasons behind it. “When I hear these things about the music, about ‘the suits you wear and the way you talk,’ or ‘you were speaking your mind’ — I mean, we’re professionals. As long as you perform like a professional on the ice, I mean, ...

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After IIHF Covers Travel, Insurance Costs, NHLers at Pyeongchang 2018 Should be a Given — in Theory

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TORONTO — The money might not have bloodstains on them. Nor are there dye packs hidden in between the bills that are primed and ready to explode. But the way in which IIHF president Rene Fasel suddenly came up with an estimated $10 to $20-million to cover the travel and insurance for NHL players to participate in the 2018 Olympics ...

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Calgary Stampeders are Grey Cup Favourites Among CFL’s Final Four — if they Can Overcome Rust

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The CFL is down to its final four. The playoffs will continue on Sunday afternoon with the East and West Division finals, which will feature, oddly enough, three teams from the West. The Edmonton Eskimos, who on Sunday became the third team to win a crossover game since the rule was instituted in 1996, will invade TD Place to take ...

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LeBron James Pours in 28 Points as Cleveland Cavaliers Outlast Toronto Raptors 121-117 in Playoff Rematch

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CLEVELAND — It was the playoff game in Ohio we didn’t see last spring when the Toronto Raptors met the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference final. A nail-biting, close until the very end thriller, eventually won by the defending NBA champions 121-117. But the Raptors went down fighting in a physical, high scoring battle royale. DeMar DeRozan might be feeling ...

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