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Investors who profited from Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme must return earnings: judge

Investors who profited from Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme even though they knew nothing of it must still pay back their profits, an appeals court decided Thursday.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld lower-court decisions in cases filed by Irving Picard, a court-appointed trustee who has recovered money for cheated investors for over a decade.
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OTTAWA -- Women are more likely than men to face a risk of their jobs being affected by automation, a Statistics Canada study says.
"The COVID-19 pandemic may accelerate the implementation of new technology, as firms might look to make the production and delivery of goods and the provision of services more resilient in the future," said the report released Thursday.
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Pandemic has underlined need for better internet in rural areas, throne speech says

The Trudeau government's plan to shepherd the economy safely past the COVID crisis includes its long-standing promise to make sure all parts of Canada have access to high-speed internet.
The throne speech read Wednesday by Gov.
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Hootsuite pulls deal with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after backlash

Vancouver tech company Hootsuite says it will not proceed with a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after staff raised concerns with the deal.
Sam Anderson, an employee with Hootsuite, drew attention to it in a series of tweets Wednesday evening.
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Liberals to 'accelerate' spending of $1-billion fund for rural internet backbone

TORONTO -- The Trudeau government's plan to shepherd the economy safely past the COVID crisis includes its long-standing promise to make sure all parts of Canada have access to high-speed internet.
The throne speech read Wednesday by Gov.
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U.S. cosmetics chain Ulta scraps Canadian expansion plans

U.S. cosmetics chain Ulta has cancelled plans to expand into Canada this year, instead opting to beef up its online selling platform in the current economic environment.
The Illinois-based company planned to open a handful of stores across Canada by the end of 2020, but in a regulatory filing on Thursday the chain said it has cancelled those plans.
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Apple's smaller rivals unite to fight iPhone app store rules

WASHINGTON -- Spotify and the makers of Fortnite and Tinder are taking on Apple and Google as part of a newly formed coalition calling for "fair treatment" in the way the tech giants run their app stores.
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Ulta Beauty halts expansion into Canada to focus on U.S. operations, online shopping

BOLINGBROOK, ILL. -- A leading U.S. cosmetics chain has halted expansion plans into Canada, saying it will instead focus on its U.S. operations and "omnichannel capabilities" including online shopping.
Ulta Beauty Inc. unveiled plans in May 2019 to become a "global beauty retailer" starting with a launch into Canada's competitive cosmetics market.
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Financially hurting Hawaii candy maker offers vendors a deal

HONOLULU -- A financially hurting Hawaii candy maker known for a memorable slogan is trying to shore up its business by offering a deal to vendors as the company faces difficulties because of the coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout.
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BlackBerry reports second-quarter loss, revenue up from year ago

WATERLOO, ONT. -- BlackBerry Ltd. reported a loss of US$23 million in its latest quarter as its revenue grew six per cent compared with a year ago.
The security software and services company, which keeps its books in U.S.
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1 month after cyberattack, some CRA online services remain unavailable

More than a month after the Canada Revenue Agency took its website offline in the wake of a major cyberattack, the federal tax collection agency won't say when it expects its online services to fully return to normal.
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Cambridge Analytica ex-boss banned from running companies

LONDON -- The former boss of Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users' private data, has been banned from holding company directorships for seven years.
Britain's Insolvency Service said Thursday that Alexander Nix is banned from running companies after he permitted Cambridge Analytica's parent firm, SCL Elections Ltd.
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