Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Business News Advisory

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Business News Advisory

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Business News Advisory

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THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016

BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the CP Business Department's afternoon plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Assistant Business Editor Tara Brautigam at tara.brautigam@thecanadianpress.com or the department at business@thecanadianpress.com. We can also be reached at 416-507-2138.

YEAR-ENDERS:

Canadian economy enters Trump era in 2017

YEAR-Economy

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy exits 2016 with bruises from the still-tough adjustment to weak crude prices and scars from the devastating wildfires that singed the oil patch.It enters 2017 with lingering challenges and a potential new obstacle that could attract more attention than the rest: the economic unknowns of a Donald Trump presidency. PHOTO. Moves Business and National. By Andy Blatchford. 750 words. Moved.

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Businesses look to make bank from marijuana

YEAR-Marijuana-Business

TORONTO - It's Sunday afternoon and Toronto's Centre for Social Innovation is packed full of marijuana enthusiasts perusing tables of goods.Everything from marijuana-infused barbecue sauce to medicated body rubs is available at Green Market, where artisans peddle their various craft cannabis products. PHOTO. Moves Business and National. By Alexandra Posadzki. 760 words. Moved.

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TOP NEWS:

Dropping food prices drag inflation

Statcan-Inflation

OTTAWA -- The country's annual inflation rate rang in below expectations last month at 1.2 per cent, largely under the weight of lower food costs, Statistics Canada said Thursday.The national inflation reading for November was weaker than October's rate of 1.5 per cent, the federal agency's latest consumer price index found. A consensus of economists had predicted 1.4 per cent inflation for November, according to Thomson Reuters. Moves National and Business; guard against duplication. 480 words. By Andy Blatchford.

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The Beer Store taps first beer ombudsman

Beer-Store-Ombudsman

TORONTO -- A former ombudsman at one of Canada's big banks has been tapped to investigate complaints of a far more frothy nature: beer.The Beer Store has appointed Charles Dougall as Ontario's first beer ombudsman. Moves Business and Ontario, please guard against duplication.

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Supply of new homes in GTA hits new lows

GTA-Housing-Supply

TORONTO -- The Building Industry and Land Development Association says the Greater Toronto Area's supply of newly constructed homes last month hit its second-lowest level since it began tracking that data about 15 years ago.The group says there were 15,184 new homes in builders' inventories last month -- about half of the 31,150 that existed exactly 10 years ago. Moves Business and Ontario, please guard against duplication. 160 words.

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International climate targets good for global fisheries: B. …

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