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Business News Advisory

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Business News Advisory

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Business News Advisory

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Here are the CP Business Department's early 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 contact business editor Sunny Freeman at 416-507-2185 or sunny.freeman@thecanadianpress.com. We can also be reached at 416-507-2138.

COVERING:

Mary Gazze is at a hearing in Toronto for Sears Canada where motions will include whether to approve an employee hardship fund and a group of creditors seeking to sue executive officers and directors.

Ross Merowits will follow up on a former Bombardier executive being charged in Sweden.

Andy Blatchford is covering the latest inflation figures.

We are also following the cancellation of Bloomberg Canada's in-house TV news.

Aleksandra Sagan will have a weekend story explaining both sides of the minimum wage hike debate.

Alexander Panetta will have the latest from the NAFTA negotiations in Washington

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TOP NEWS:

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Manufacturing sales fell 1.8 per cent in June

StatCan-Manufacturing

OTTAWA -- Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell in June, following three consecutive months of gains. The federal agency says manufacturing sales slipped 1.8 per cent to $53.9 billion in June.

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Demand eclipses supply for solar eclipse glasses

Eclipse-Glasses-Sold-Out

TORONTO -- Ali Van Orman is still looking for specialized glasses to protect her family's eyes during Monday's solar eclipse because she never counted on demand totally eclipsing supply.She tried to buy a coveted pair of solar eclipse glasses for herself and two children from Amazon back in July, but the hot commodities wouldn't have arrived in time. PHOTO.

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NAFTA: Divisive dairy issue set to kick off

NAFTA-Dairy

WASHINGTON -- The American dairy industry is split on the question of Canada's supply-management system as national negotiators get set to hold their first session on agriculture Saturday in North American free trade talks.A vocal contingent of American farmers actually supports the Canadian system of price-and-import controls and wants their national negotiators to leave the Canadian system alone instead of fighting it as expected. PHOTO.

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Russian Bombardier worker charged with aggravated bribery

EU-Sweden-Azerbaijan-Bombardier

COPENHAGEN -- A Russian employee in the Swedish branch of Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier has been charged with aggravated bribery and faces up to six years in jail and deportation if found guilty. …

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