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500 Startups, the five-year-old, Mountain View, Ca.-based venture firm, has closed its third global fund with $85 million. The nearly 500 investors in the vehicle include Tokyo-based Dentsu, Yahoo Japan and Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad, a venture firm backed by the Malaysian government. 13 more words
Toronto home prices continued to climb last month and local realtors maintain the city is still a seller’s market.
The Toronto Real Estate Board said Friday the average sale price of a detached in the city of Toronto was $1,017,652, climbing above the seven figure level it had dipped below in recent months. 250 more words
Supreme Court of Canada rules Ecuador villagers can go ahead with US$9.5-billion legal case against Chevron
A group of Ecuadoran villagers can proceed with a legal claim that asks an Ontario court to help them collect on a US$9.5-billion judgment they obtained in Ecuador against global oil giant Chevron Corp., the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. 903 more words
WASHINGTON — U.S. payrolls rose less than expected in August, but a drop in the unemployment rate to a near 7-1/2-year low of 5.1 per cent and an acceleration in wages kept alive prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month. 618 more words
OTTAWA — Canada’s economy gained 12,000 jobs in August, bolstered by a gain in full-time employment, but more people were looking for work and the unemployment rate ticked higher for the first time in months. 539 more words