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Tech innovation garners investor support

January
15
,
2016
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Lightship Works, part of a cluster of tech firms supported by Kamloops Innovation Centre, has seen significant investment and market interest in its recently launched productivity and safety application for worksites.  Lightship received $1...

City shines in magazine feature

January
13
,
2016
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B.C. Magazine puts the shine on Kamloops in its latest online content, featuring the city in its Hometown Series with tantalizing photos and glowing text. The article, offering a variety of local highlights and attractions, represents tourism...

Cattle industry to benefit from low loonie

January
12
,
2016
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CALGARY — The loonie fell below the 70-cent U.S. mark Tuesday for the first time in 13 years. In its wake, the rapidly dropping dollar is leaving a roster of winners and losers in Canada. Here's a look at who is benefiting — and...

Banks face recruitment challenges as fintech startups snag talent

January
11
,
2016
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TORONTO — With a graduate degree from Columbia University in hand, Nathan Epstein was an attractive candidate for a job in the banking industry. Shortly after kicking off his search, Epstein — who had studied...

Relative calm settles in on Toronto Stock Exchange after week of jitters

January
8
,
2016
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TORONTO — A relative calm settled into North American stock markets Friday following a tumultuous week of heavy losses that drove Canada's main index into bear territory. At mid-afternoon, the Toronto Stock...

China's market regulators suspend programs

January
7
,
2016
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China's market regulators say they are suspending a mechanism that automatically halts trading when stocks fall sharply. The mechanism, which was implemented at the beginning of the year, has been triggered twice this week. On Thursday...

KGHM International acts on price plummet

January
4
,
2016
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Copper prices began the year even lower Monday than previous market lows, a continuing tumble that has KGHM International, parent company of KGHM Ajax in Kamloops, taking a close look at its book value. A write-down of assets is one possibility...

Shares of Weight Watchers up as Oprah commercial begins to air

December
31
,
2015
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NEW YORK — Weight Watchers is getting another boost from Oprah Winfrey. The weight loss company's shares soared Wednesday as a TV commercial starring Winfrey began to air. The commercial shows past videos of Winfrey working out and...

Amazon says holiday deliveries set records

December
28
,
2015
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Amazon.com has been a prime beneficiary of holiday shoppers going online or procrastinating. Amazon says it shipped a record number of items worldwide for the holidays, with Christmas Eve the biggest day ever for deliveries using the...

Hello Kitty owner Sanrio says fan website security leak fixed; 3.3M users potentially affected

December
23
,
2015
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HONG KONG — The Japanese company that owns the Hello Kitty brand said it has fixed a security leak in an online fan site for the character that compromised the personal information of 3.3 million users. Sanrio Co.'s digital arm said...