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TruShield is dedicated to keeping small businesses up to date on information that could affect their operations. Here’s the TruShield Top Five for this week—a snapshot of news from around the world that may have an impact on your company.

TruShield Top 5 – December 12, 2016

  1. President Elect Donald Trump has hinted that he may reopen the conversation about the Keystone XL oil pipeline between Alberta and Texas. The comments were made during an interview with Fox News in which Trump suggested he may reverse President Obama’s decision to ban the project. Via Huffington Post Canada.
  2. Economists and other financial experts are predicting that interest rates in the U.S. are going to rise in 2017, making it the first time in 10 years that Canadians will face a lower interest rate than our American neighbours. Via CBC News.
  3. Amazon is continuing to lead the way in e-commerce technology and the company’s latest advancement could save Canadians a great deal of time. Amazon Go is a new grocery shopping pilot project that removes the need for checkout lineups. Via The Toronto Star.
  4. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released a study that found that drivers with less than 4 hours of sleep were nearly 12 times more likely to cause an accident than those with 7 hours of sleep. Via Canadian Underwriter.
  5. The Trudeau government is feeling pressure from privacy commissioners to put respect for personal information at the top of the priority list for the new national security policy. The main concerns are information sharing, encryption and the collection and use of metadata by national security agencies and law enforcement. Via Global News.

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