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Five things you should know before you start your work day on Feb. 12

Juston Herbert fixes his daughter's sandal after they've loaded the car with multiple purchases of an item to resell later for a profit.Dominic Valente / For The Washington Post Good morning! Our stories today relate to downturns, in the oil-by-rail sector, in SNC-Lavalin’s business, in one poor guy’s personal savings, and in the upcoming recession.


Move over oil, Big Data is the new fuel to run the world

The centrepiece of Canada’s innovation strategy is the $950-million “supercluster” initiative. The goal, according to the federal government, is for companies of all sizes, academia and the non-profit sector to collaborate on new technologies, to spur economic growth and create jobs. As part of the Innovation Nation series, the Financial Post is taking an in-depth