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New federal asbestos ban includes controversial exemptions

New regulations designed to ban asbestos will go into effect by the end of this year, however an analysis of the final rules introduced Wednesday reveals they have been watered down from what the federal government originally proposed. The final regulations include new exemptions to allow the military, nuclear facilities …

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Duterte: ‘Inday maneuvered Alvarez ouster’

Duterte: ‘Inday maneuvered Alvarez ouster’ By RALPH VILLANUEVA October 18, 2018 home / News / Latest Stories / Today’s Breaking News / Duterte: ‘Inday maneuvered Alvarez ouster’ PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday admitted that it was his older daughter who “maneuvered” the ouster of then Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez after he …

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Canadian pot shoppers placing 100 orders per minute online, Shopify says

The Canadian online cannabis stores powered by Shopify’s e-commerce software are collectively processing more than 100 orders per minute, the Ottawa-based company said, an indication of the high demand for newly-legal pot. Since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada at midnight, local time, the government-operated websites and private retailer portals …

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Bargain price oil: How long will it last?

As oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan continues to sell at record discounts, American refineries are enjoying lucrative profit margins at the expense of Canadian oil producers. The sharp drop in oil prices began in late September and is expected to continue for roughly another month. The culprit is limited export …

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