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By in Business on February 4, 2017
BUSINESS • Analysis
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson to step aside after nearly 20 years
September 19, 2018
The longtime CEO says he has left the company in good shape and will become executive chairman. 
Iran had big plans for its tourism industry, then the US reintroduced economic sanctions
September 19, 2018
Tourists are shying away from Iran, while locals are not spending their money either, both of which have had a negative effect on the country's economy.

Business Brief
‘She-working’ offices swap beer kegs for nursing rooms
March 26, 2018
A mother-entrepreneur has opened female-focused work spaces in Seattle, joining a growing trend
U.S. sets May 1 tariff threat on Canada, Mexico in bid to get quick NAFTA deal
March 23, 2018
Canada and Mexico originally received an indefinite exemption from the tariffs with no expiry date
It’s crunch time for the robot-car industry
March 23, 2018
Uber-related fatality in Arizona will force a reset for a technology that won’t be practical on a major scale any time soon
Former Manitoba Hydro chair takes aim at Premier Brian Pallister’s account of board exodus
March 22, 2018
Sandy Riley – a Winnipeg business leader and Progressive Conservative supporter – said the premier fundamentally mischaracterized the board’s decision to resign en masse, calling it “deeply offensive and wrong.”
Norwegian tech employs ‘artificial magma’ to stifle Alberta gas-well leaks
March 22, 2018
The technology uses thermite – a metal-chemical powder that burns at around 3,000 C – to plug plug wells by melting and fusing the steel pipe with surrounding rock
Business Trends
Facebook wanted banks to fork over customer data passing through Messenger
September 18, 2018

For years, Facebook has publicly positioned its Messenger application as a way to connect with friends and as a way to help customers interact directly with businesses. But a new report from The Wall Street Journal today indicates that Facebook also saw its Messenger platform as a siphon for the sensitive financial data of its users, information it would not otherwise have access to unless a customer interacted with, say, a banking institution over chat.

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which as many as 87 million Facebook users’ personal information was packaged and sold to a data mining firm, Facebook is still reeling over the unintended side effects of its growth-at-all-costs mindset and its unabated hunger for...

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