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January, 24, 2017

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Canada PM approves controversial pipeline to Pacific Coast
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday approved one controversial pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast, but rejected another.
 
Protesters calling for minimum wage rise arrested
Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday as they participated in protests nationwide for a US$15 per hour minimum wage.
 
Air conditioning company Carrier said Tuesday that it had reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in Indiana. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence planned to travel to the state Thursday to unveil the agreement alongside company officials.
 
Nasdaq chief Robert Greifeld said Tuesday he was worried about a U.S. trade war with China but expects President-elect Donald Trump to adopt a pragmatic approach once he takes office.
 
Lost in a Haze of  Consumerism
Shoppers put in a strong showing on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.
 
One-day Cyber Monday frenzy appears to be fading
The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list -- but a one-day Cyber Monday frenzy appears to be going the way of the dial-up modem.
 
The U.S. economy in the third quarter grew at the fastest pace in two years, with a revised report showing stronger consumer spending than first estimated.
 
Government orders for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave federal land could have little immediate effect on the encampment where scores of people have been gathered for months to oppose the US$3.8 billion project.
 
Just three days after the death of Fidel Castro, the first scheduled commercial flight from the U.S. to Havana in more than 50 years landed Monday to the applause of passengers and a water-spraying salute from firetrucks.
 
More shoppers come out but each spends less
Thanksgiving weekend shoppers picked up hot toys, TVs and new Apple products, buying both online and in stores, but spent less per person because of rampant discounting that they've come to demand.
 
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