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Fast Canadian business news. Get up-to-speed quick with a fun and smart breakdown of the three biggest Canadian and global business stories in less than 10 minutes.
Sponsored in part by Canada Post. Get help growing your small business at Canadapost.ca/growingsmall 

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    Continuons 🗳 — Legault wins big. Credit Suisse is in trouble. And brands have too much merchandise.

    Continuons 🗳 — Legault wins big. Credit Suisse is in trouble. And brands have too much merchandise.

    Francois Legault will stay in power as Quebec’s premier as his centre-right nationalist CAQ party secured a majority government in a cakewalk.
    Credit Suisse saw a gauge of its credit risk rise to a record high while its stock hit record lows, raising doubts about its financial stability.
    From Nike, to Walmart, to Canadian Tire, retailers and brands have more merch than they know what to do with as inventories bulge while consumers cut down on their spending.
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    Join us for a live recording of The Peak Daily at the Bet on Canada Summit on November 8th. Buy tickets here: https://readthepeak.com/events/bet-on-canada-2022
    The Peak Daily is produced by 306 Media Productions. Hosted by Brett Chang and Jay Rosenthal.

    • 10 min
    Postal loans 📬 — Canada Post is introducing a new loan service. Elon’s Twitter texts get released. And Meta reduces headcount.

    Postal loans 📬 — Canada Post is introducing a new loan service. Elon’s Twitter texts get released. And Meta reduces headcount.

    Canada Post has expanded its MyMoney loan program in partnership with TD Bank to locations across Canada, offering loans between $1000 and $30,000, with approval in as little as 10 minutes.
    Text messages made public as part of Elon Musk’s court fight with Twitter (along with being highly entertaining) shed insight into his early motivations for buying the business and show how Silicon Valley heavyweights rallied to his cause.
    Meta—the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp—plans to reduce its headcount and cut budgets across most teams.
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    Join us for a live recording of The Peak Daily at the Bet on Canada Summit on November 8th. Buy tickets here: https://readthepeak.com/events/bet-on-canada-2022
    The Peak Daily is produced by 306 Media Productions. Hosted by Brett Chang and Jay Rosenthal.

    • 8 min
    New Google 🔎 — Google is revamping search. Pickleball is taking off. And Russia reports on the Ukrainian “referendum”.

    New Google 🔎 — Google is revamping search. Pickleball is taking off. And Russia reports on the Ukrainian “referendum”.

    Google announced at its Search On conference that it’s testing updates to Search and Maps that will push its flagship tools in a “visual-forward” direction.
    An ownership group including NBA superstar LeBron James bought a professional pickleball team that will join Major League Pickleball (MLP) for its upcoming season.
    Russia will annex four regions in Ukraine today after tightly controlled “referendums” that Kremlin officials claim resulted in 99% of locals voting to join Russia
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    The Peak Daily is produced by 306 Media Productions. Hosted by Brett Chang and Jay Rosenthal.

    • 9 min
    New Alzheimer’s drug 💊 — Workers are getting raises. There could be a new CAPTCHA. And a new Alzheimer’s is going through a third clinical trial.

    New Alzheimer’s drug 💊 — Workers are getting raises. There could be a new CAPTCHA. And a new Alzheimer’s is going through a third clinical trial.

    Employers have come up with a novel idea to retain and sustain their workforce during these trying times. You may have heard of it. It’s called ‘paying people more.’
    IT giant Cloudflare introduced a new breed of CAPTCHA test called Turnstile that promises to reduce the average test time from 32 seconds to one second.
    A new drug slowed the rate of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients in large-scale clinical trials, according to its developers Biogen and Eisai.
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    Join us for a live recording of The Peak Daily at the Bet on Canada Summit on November 8th. Buy tickets here: https://readthepeak.com/events/bet-on-canada-2022
    The Peak Daily is produced by 306 Media Productions. Hosted by Brett Chang and Jay Rosenthal.

    • 9 min
    Mobile lithium 🔋 — A Canadian company has a new way to mine for lithium. China’s trying to revive its belt and road initiative. And the Nord Stream pipelines are leaking.

    Mobile lithium 🔋 — A Canadian company has a new way to mine for lithium. China’s trying to revive its belt and road initiative. And the Nord Stream pipelines are leaking.

    Vancouver-based International Battery Metals claims to have developed a first-of-its-kind mobile lithium mining plant that can extract and process lithium with minimal environmental impact.
    There’s buyer’s remorse over that late-night Amazon purchase, and then there’s real buyer’s remorse (to the tune of $1 trillion)—the latter is what China is experiencing right now as it tries to salvage its troubled Belt and Road infrastructure initiative.
    Sweden reported two leaks in the Nord Stream 1 pipeline close to the Danish island of Bornholm, mere hours after Denmark reported a separate leak in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the same area.
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    The Peak Daily is produced by 306 Media Productions. Hosted by Brett Chang and Jay Rosenthal.

    • 10 min
    Internet vote 🗳 — A UN agency is hosting a big vote on the future of the internet. The British economy is in trouble. And Beyond Meat isn’t doing so well.

    Internet vote 🗳 — A UN agency is hosting a big vote on the future of the internet. The British economy is in trouble. And Beyond Meat isn’t doing so well.

    The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the UN body responsible for setting global communications standards, will elect its new leader this week—a decision that could shape the future of the internet.
    The British economy is experiencing some serious turbulence—or an omnishambles, they might say across the pond—as investors give a big thumbs down to the UK government’s new fiscal plan.
    Sales of plant-based meats have declined over the past year while negative perceptions of the product have increased, per a new Deloite report.
    Celebrating something? Let us know here: https://thepeak.typeform.com/to/MNdYA3TO
    Join us for a live recording of The Peak Daily at the Bet on Canada Summit on November 8th. Buy tickets here: https://readthepeak.com/events/bet-on-canada-2022
    The Peak Daily is produced by 306 Media Productions. Hosted by Brett Chang and Jay Rosenthal.

    • 9 min

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