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The end of NAFTA might not be that big a blow, economists say

Termination of the North American Free Trade Agreement would hurt the Canadian economy, but it is a “manageable risk” that businesses, markets and policymakers would adjust to fairly quickly, BMO says in recently released report. BMO’s study, entitled “The Day after NAFTA,” also suggests that consumers would be the biggest …

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Looking for bargains online? Who you are can affect what you pay

Ever notice how after online shopping or browsing, the advertisements you see on every website seem to have been personalized to include whatever you were looking for? A Marketplace investigation reveals it’s not just ads that your browsing history can affect — it’s also the price you’re charged. Companies have …

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Online sales surge in U.S. on eve of Black Friday

U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion US online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday. At the start of the holiday season, consumer spending rose …

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