Canada’s Corporations Have Already Earned Enough To Pay Their Income Taxes For The Year

MONTREAL ― By Tuesday, Jan. 7, just before 9 a.m., the typical Canadian corporation had already earned all the money it will need to pay its income taxes this year. That’s according to a new study from advocacy group Canadians for Tax Fairness, which found that income taxes account for a mere 1.75 per cent of businesses’ operating revenues. The study concludes that Canada’s two-decade run of corporate tax cuts has failed to spur the business investment it was supposed to; cost governments hundreds of billions of dollars; and worsened inequality. Watch: Should Canada’s super-rich pay a super-tax? Story continues below. Toby Sanger, the economist who wrote the report on… Read More

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You Should Know Who Vera Rubin Is

In too many early accounts of women working in fields dominated by men, the story includes a bathroom. Specifically, that there isn’t one for them to use. For Vera Rubin, this particular predicament came in the mid-1960s, when she was invited to the Palomar Observatory, a telescope facility in California. The mountaintop observatory, as well as its living quarters, were not open to women; if you wanted to get some telescope time at Palomar, you had to sneak in under your husband’s name. As such, the lavatories were labeled for men. Rubin, the first woman to be formally allowed in, cut paper into the shape of a skirt and stuck… Read More

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Amazon confirms Ring fired employees for attempting to access customer video data

The new Ring Stickup camera. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) Amazon confirmed Thursday that its subsidiary Ring fired employees for attempting to access customer video data beyond the scope of their jobs. Amazon public policy lead Brian Huseman disclosed the incidents, which happened sometime in the past four years, in a letter to U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon: “Over the last four years, Ring has received four complaints or inquiries regarding a team member’s access to Ring video data. Although each of the individuals involved in these incidents was authorized to view video data, the attempted access to that data exceeded what was necessary for their job functions. In… Read More

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8 unexpected places to see penguins in the wild around the world

The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador is the only place to find penguins north of the equator. On St. Kilda Pier in Melbourne, Australia, tiny fairy penguins walk alongside tourists. African penguins sunbathe on Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. You may think penguins live in the Arctic tundra, but the aquatic birds can be found on beaches, islands, and shorelines across the Southern Hemisphere — and in one exceptional case, north of the equator. Here are eight places you wouldn’t expect to find penguins in the wild. African penguins sunbathe on Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa. African penguins are known for… Read More

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Ontario Elementary Teachers To Start Rotating Strikes

TORONTO — Elementary teachers in Ontario say they will start rotating strikes on Jan. 20 unless there is significant progress in contract talks. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario says “if the government refuses to address critical issues” by Jan. 17, they will start a full withdrawal of services on a rotating basis. Union president Sam Hammond says in six months of contract talks, government negotiators have only discussed cuts to education. Hammond says key issues are more supports for students with special needs, addressing violence in schools and preserving full-day kindergarten. READ MORE… Striking Ontario Teachers Say Standardized Tests Don’t Matter Anyway 10 More Unions Join Court Challenge Of… Read More

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The first-round picks from Tom Brady’s infamous 2000 NFL Draft

The 2000 NFL Draft is known as the draft that passed over Tom Brady 198 times until he went in the sixth round. The first round of that draft, however, also produced some well-known players, like Brian Urlacher, Chad Pennington, and Sebastian Janikowski. Some of the other first-rounders had average careers and stayed in football afterward, while others fell out of the league quickly and out of the public eye. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The 2000 NFL Draft is perhaps best known for taking 198 picks to get to Michigan quarterback Tom Brady. Yes, Brady fell all the way to the sixth round, making the rest of… Read More

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