‘Political noise’: Canadian miner hopes for business as usual after the Castros’ long rule ends

‘Political noise’: Canadian miner hopes for business as usual after the Castros’ long rule ends

After years of paying down debt and restructuring its operations, a new question mark hangs over Toronto-based Sherritt International Corp: whether the leadership change in Cuba will affect its extensive nickel, cobalt and energy operations located within the tropical island nation. Sherritt refers to itself as Cuba’s largest foreign investor, and derives most of its…

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McDonald’s $1 coffee and higher-priced menu items challenge Tim Hortons’ dominance

McDonald’s $1 coffee and higher-priced menu items challenge Tim Hortons’ dominance

TORONTO — Higher-priced menu items and strong international markets including Canada helped McDonald’s Corp. top industry expectations in the first quarter as the fast-food chain continued to challenge Tim Hortons on its home turf with $1 coffee promotions. The company has reaped the upside from an overhaul that began in 2015 which simplified the restaurant’s…

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The Wolf at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The Wolf at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

FULL disclosure: I have never been to a White House Correspondents’ Dinner; I will never go to a White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The American political press already has a bias toward reverence and access preservation; journalists yukking it up with powerful people whom they are supposed to cover impartially is unseemly. Partly for this reason,…

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Breaking out of the jailhouse drama genre

Breaking out of the jailhouse drama genre

“IF YOU could give your life a title, what would it be and why?” It is a seemingly innocuous question, one a person might ask to break the ice with a new classmate or prospective love interest. In “It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It”, Madeleine Sackler’s new documentary, which follows the progress of a prison…

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