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• The Toronto Globe and Mail reports that Target is expanding on its original plans to open stores in Canada as "it will pour money into expanding 40 of the 124 stores that it will roll out in this country this year, adding 600,000 square feet of retail space to its footprint here – and potentially stealing more business from rivals."

Target is scheduled to begin opening Canadian stores in April.

Fast Company reports that Starbucks made a deal with the New York Times, allowing its customers using Wi-Fi to access up to 15 Times stories - three from each of five sections - per day without charge.

Normally, most Times stories reside behind a paywall.
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