Uber Drivers' Suit Granted Class-Action Status

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A federal judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit claiming Uber Technologies treats its drivers like employees without providing health benefits and paying for other expenses normally covered by an employer.

Commodity Drop Slows Canada Down

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Canada’s woes are a harbinger of what could come for a small clutch of advanced economies that rely heavily on commodity exports, and demand from China, for their economic growth.

Disney Names Jonathan Headley as Treasurer

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The Walt Disney Co. has named Jonathan Headley senior vice president and treasurer.

Now Arriving: New Condos at Vancouver Train Stations

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Developers, pension funds and big banks are racing to build thousands of condominiums and swaths of commercial space along the newest stretches of Vancouver’s light-rail system.

ISM Manufacturing Index Falls in August

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U.S. manufacturing activity expanded at its slowest pace in more than two years, a sign global turmoil and a strong dollar could be limiting factories.

Developer Shrugs off Vancouver Office-Space Glut

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A restriction enacted in Vancouver with the intent of stemming a loss of downtown commercial space has actually produced the opposite effect–it lately has spurred a bit too much office development.

McDonald's Set to Offer All-Day Breakfast

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McDonald’s is embarking on its biggest operational change in years as it plans to offer breakfast items all-day, starting Oct. 6.

Pfizer's Effort to Toss Medicaid Lawsuit Seemingly Unsuccessful

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A federal judge said Tuesday he has an “inclination” to deny Pfizer Inc.’s four-year-old request to throw out a Justice Department lawsuit accusing the drug maker’s Wyeth unit of overcharging Medicaid.

'Super-Sizing' Natural Gas Output

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Applying newer fracking techniques to a prolific natural-gas region that straddles Louisiana and Texas could give the U.S. more—and much cheaper—supplies of the fuel for many years.

Washington to Seek Greater Clarity on China's Economic Strategy

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A top U.S. official Tuesday expressed confidence that China’s government would be able to manage the downside risks of a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy, but said Washington will be seeking greater clarity on Beijing’s policy strategy at a meeting of global finance officials later this week

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