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  1. Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in placeRead the original story

    Monday Jun 20 | Canadian Business Magazine

    The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 50 people dead. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that upheld laws that were passed in response to another mass shooting involving a semi-automatic weapon, the elementary school attack in Newtown, Connecticut.

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  2. Boston Globe special section calls for assault weapons bansRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 16 | Canadian Business Magazine

    The Boston Globe has made an impassioned plea for a federal assault weapons ban with a special four-page opinion section wrapped around the daily newspaper. The front of Thursday's section published just days after an attack at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub that left 49 people dead features a picture of a semi-automatic rifle, the outline of a bullet entry wound and the words "Make it Stop."

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  3. Chick-fil-A in Orlando donates food after massacreRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Canadian Business Magazine

    Chick-fil-A employees in Orlando, Florida were serving food this past Sunday after the massacre at a gay night club, even though the chain is normally closed on Sundays in a nod to the religious beliefs of its founder. A few employees from at least one Orlando location made food for people waiting in line to donate blood after the massacre that left 49 dead and dozens more injured, according to the Facebook page for a local Chick-fil-A.

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  4. Orlando shooter's Canadian security co-workers don't use guns, says G4SRead the original story

    Monday Jun 13 | Canadian Business Magazine

    A spokesman for the security company that employed both the Florida nightclub gunman and a Canadian who killed three co-workers in Edmonton in 2012 says there's a key difference between its operations in Canada and the United States. Communications director Katie McLeod of the Canadian arm of U.K.-based G4S says the company's Canadian guards are not armed while working.

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  5. Jack Ma cancels keynote speech at counterfeit group meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Canadian Business Magazine

    Jack Ma, the head of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is withdrawing from an anti-counterfeiting convention in Florida just two days before he was scheduled to give the keynote speech. Alibaba announced the move Tuesday following last week's suspension of the company's membership in the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, a small but influential group that lobbies U.S. officials and testifies before Congress.

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  6. SeaWorld loss widens, but adjusted results top expectationsRead the original story

    May 5, 2016 | Canadian Business Magazine

    SeaWorld's first-quarter loss widened as expenses climbed, but the theme park operator's adjusted results and revenue beat Wall Street's view. President and CEO Joel Manby said in a written statement that the company's recently announced decision to end all orca breeding and transition its shows toward more natural orca encounters - along with its partnership with the Humane Society of the United States - should help improve its performance over time.

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  7. Pilot accused of flying drunk on Florida-to-New York flightRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2016 | Canadian Business Magazine

    A federal complaint made public Wednesday says that Dennis Murphy Jr. was selected for a random alcohol test last year after piloting a flight from Orlando, Florida, to New York. It says his blood-alcohol level was 0.11, exceeding the legal limit for pilots or for anyone driving a car.

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  8. Darden 3Q powered by Olive Garden sales; Smith steps downRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | Canadian Business Magazine

    The man who spearheaded a board coup at Darden has stepped down after a surprisingly strong quarter at the restaurant chain topped a sustained rebound for the company. And it was Olive Garden, the primary source of ire for Jeffrey Smith and Starboard Value LP, which lead the way.

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  9. Business HighlightsRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | Canadian Business Magazine

    Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order that the company help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone, accusing the federal government of seeking "dangerous power" through the courts and of trampling on its constitutional rights. The filing represents Apple's first official response since the judge's order last week and builds upon arguments voiced by the company's chief executive and supporters.

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  10. Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2016 | Canadian Business Magazine

    The industry's top companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are on the defensive after taking hits to their businesses in recent weeks as scrutiny by state policymakers across the country continues to intensify. This week, it was disclosed that ESPN and DraftKings ended an exclusive advertising deal and FanDuel confirmed Wednesday it had laid off 55 workers in its Orlando, Florida office.

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  11. Chipotle to start push to win back customers in FebruaryRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2016 | Canadian Business Magazine

    Chipotle says it will launch a marketing push in February to begin its road to recovery after a series of food scares, and that it's confident it can win back customers over time. The remarks come after Chipotle's sales plunged 30 per cent in December.

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  12. Southwest suspends more than 100 workers over absences; union says it is protestingRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2015 | Canadian Business Magazine

    Southwest Airlines has suspended more than 100 ground workers who it says skipped work without permission to attended union meetings in California and Florida last month. The Transportation Workers Union Local 555 billed the meetings as a "strike preparation summit."

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  13. Universal Hollywood in Los Angeles to open Wizarding World of Harry Potter on April 7Read the original story

    Dec 8, 2015 | Canadian Business Magazine

    Rides and other attractions themed on Harry Potter will open at the Universal Hollywood theme park in Los Angeles on April 7, Universal announced Tuesday. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will include an immersive 3-D ride called Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, along with an outdoor family coaster, Flight of the Hippogriff.

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  14. Dubai theme park to feature Fox's 'Apes,'...Read the original story

    Nov 3, 2015 | Canadian Business Magazine

    Media giant 21st Century Fox said Tuesday that it is licensing a range of its favourite movie and TV show characters to a theme park planned to open in Dubai in 2018. The 20th Century Fox World Dubai will consist of lands and attractions based on Fox properties "Ice Age," "Rio," "Planet of the Apes," "Aliens," "Predator," "Night at the Museum," "Titanic," "The Simpsons," and "Sons of Anarchy."

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  15. Airlines boost on-time performance, but consumers file more complaints about flyingRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2015 | Canadian Business Magazine

    The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that the nation's leading carriers posted an on-time rate of 80.3 per cent in August. That was better than the 78.1 per cent mark in July and 77.7 per cent the previous August.

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  16. California agency to consider contested plan to expand killer whale tanks ar SeaWorldRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2015 | Canadian Business Magazine

    A California agency is expected to consider a $100 million proposal by SeaWorld for a major expansion of the tanks its uses to hold killer whales in San Diego. It is set to be reviewed Thursday by the California Coastal Commission, which has been flooded by tens of thousands of emails against the project.

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