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July 15, 2015  

Japan’s “Weird Hotel” employs robots instead of humans to save labour costs

The check-in staff includes a vicious-looking dinosaur and a female humanoid with light-up eyelashes.

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August 19, 2013  

Report: manufacturing exodus from Nordic economies likely to worsen

High costs and shifting global demand could cost 200,000 production jobs, worsen youth unemployment by 2020.

News Energy Manufacturing Business Operations Sustainability
November 1, 2012  

Canadian business optimistic about US economy after vote: BMO

Performance of the US economy drops to 6th on list of biggest challenges for Canadian business, from #1 last year.

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August 14, 2012  

Labour pains

How to cope with the high costs.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Production
April 20, 2012  

BCG predicts more production US-bound from China

A Boston Consulting Group report predicts 37% of US-based large manufacturers are planning to bring back production to the US from China or are considering it.

News Automotive Business Operations Operations Technology
February 24, 2012  

Magna’s profits are up, increases NA outlook

Magna International Inc. raised its dividend 10% Feb. 23 after reporting fatter net profits in the latest quarter as Canada’s largest auto parts maker benefited from a recovery in the North American auto sector.

News Business Operations
February 1, 2012  

Canadian trade is expanding its range

The Canadian economy appears to be on a long-term trend toward less dependence on the US, according to a new study by TD Economics.