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Fast Five – September 8, 2017

Amazon’s Prime Now delivery service could be coming to Canada soon, Canada’s unemployment rate dipped to 6.2 % in August, and the loonie closed above 82 cents U.S. These are the stories we’re following this week:

  1. More jobs were added in August than expected, sending the Canadian unemployment rate to its lowest point since the financial crisis 9 years ago. Via The Globe and Mail
  2. Amazon gears up to expand its Prime Now delivery service in Vancouver and Toronto; the move could happen as early as November. Via Retail Dive
  3. As NAFTA negotiations continue, a new survey finds that 44 % of Canadians want stronger trade relations with Europe, compared to just 41 % who favourS. trade ties. Via Canadian Manufacturing
  4. The loonie closed above 82 cents U.S. after the Bank of Canada’s key interest rate hike announcement, reaching its highest point in more than two years. Via CBC News
  5. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists he won’t be backing down on small business tax plans, but signals he’s open to exploring better changes. Via Global News

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2017-09-08T14:38:16+00:00 September 8th, 2017|
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