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U.S. government procurement new flashpoint as Parliament ponders new NAFTA assessment

  • New concerns are emerging about Canadian access to U.S. government contracts under the revamped North American trade pact, even as Parliament ponders a report showing limited economic gains to be had as a result of the deal.
  • In the end, Canada gave up the provisions on U.S. government procurement it held under the original NAFTA, relying instead on the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement or GPA — a 47-country deal, including the U.S., that aims to open access between member countries on a reciprocal basis.
  • That report predicted modest gains for Canada as a result of the revamped NAFTA, with economic output increasing by $6.8 billion, or 0.25 per cent versus a scenario in which there was no agreement at all.
  • Canadian real GDP will fall by 0.40 per cent and economic welfare by US$15.3 billion, according to the study by trade analyst Dan Ciuriak, who co-authored the report with colleagues Ali Dadkhah and Jingliang Xiao.

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YouTube TV is losing Fox’s regional sports networks and YES Network on February 29th

  • Today, customers of the streaming TV service received an email alerting them that Fox’s regional sports networks (RSNs) and the YES Network will no longer be available as of February 29th.
  • (YouTube TV will continue to offer other sports programming including ESPN networks, MLB Network, NBA TV, sports networks belonging to NBC and CBS, and more.) But some subscribers are inevitably going to be very displeased about losing live access to the games of their favorite local teams.
  • The RSN portfolio, which excludes the YES Network, is the largest collection of RSNs in the marketplace today, with an extensive footprint that includes exclusive local rights to 42 professional teams consisting of 14 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, 16 National Basketball Association (NBA) teams, and 12 National Hockey League (NHL) teams.
  • YES Network is already pointing Yankees fans to competing services like Hulu with Live TV and AT&T TV Now, with which Sinclair has deals in place.

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Both Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions are on sale today

  • Today's Dealmaster is highlighted by a couple of deals on Xbox subscriptions, as 3-month membership codes for both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are on sale.
  • Further ReadingXbox Series X won’t have next-gen exclusives for a whileFor the unfamiliar, an Xbox Live Gold subscription is required to access the online components of most Xbox games and nets you a couple bonus games every month, much like Sony's PlayStation Plus service.
  • Game Pass Ultimate, meanwhile, bundles a Gold membership with subscriptions to Microsoft's pseudo-Netflix-style Xbox Game Pass service for console and PC.
  • We generally consider Game Pass to be a good deal on its own—its library has grown to include several worthwhile games, and Microsoft makes its own first-party games available on the service at launch.
  • Of note: if you already pay for Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft says that buying a 3-month Xbox Live Gold membership will convert to 50 days of Ultimate service.

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Save on the OnePlus 7T, the 2019 iPad, and more

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  • There aren’t many spanking-new deals to share today, but a few that we’ve shared over the past week are still up for grabs.
  • The OnePlus 7T is $499, which is $100 less than this 2019 flagship phone usually costs.
  • This tablet usually costs $429, but you can get it today for $330 (the price that the 32GB version usually sells for).
  • Amazon is the only retailer running this deal at the moment, and unless stock sells out, every color is eligible for the discount.
  • This model usually runs for $350, but the rose gold variant has been steeply discounted for the past few weeks.
  • Yesterday, we highlighted an exclusive deal that Wellbots is offering to Verge readers on the Mate X electric folding bike.

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IT pros need to know ITIL 4—and this course can get you there

  • TLDR: ITIL 4 is how businesses manage their IT framework — and this ITIL 4 Executive Review Course explain all the updates in the newest version.
  • Thankfully, we can help you out with that with training in The ITIL 4 Executive Review Course, now on sale for 80 percent off, down to just $95 from TNW Deals.
  • In addition to understanding the guiding principles of ITIL and how they help an organization better serve their employees and customers, the course explores the four dimensions of ITIL service management, including organization and people; information and technology; partners and suppliers; and value streams and processes.
  • By the time you’ve internalized this training, you’ll be ready to sit for the new ITIL certification exam, putting you at the top of the heap among all IT service management professionals.

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What Trump's 'peace' agreement with Taliban really means

  • According to The Military Times, there have only been a "handful" of attacks across Afghanistan during the past several days, which means that the formal signing agreement between the US and the Taliban will very likely go ahead as planned on Saturday.
  • Also, there is agreement among Republicans and more moderate Democratic politicians about the need for some kind of persistent US counterterrorism and intelligence presence in Afghanistan to prevent recurrence of what happened on 9/11 when al-Qaeda hijackers trained in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan killed almost 3,000 Americans.
  • After all, it was Trump in September -- following an attack that killed a US serviceman in Afghanistan -- who abruptly ended talks with the Taliban that were supposed to culminate in some kind of signing ceremony at Camp David.

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Spin is launching electric scooters in Germany this spring

  • Spin, the electric scooter company owned by Ford, is gearing up to launch its vehicles for the first time outside of the U.S. This spring, the plan is to launch in Cologne, Germany, followed by other German cities.
  • Spin also plans to apply for the e-scooter permit in France next month, as well as explore opportunities in the U.K. for electric scooter sharing.
  • In Cologne, Spin will find itself competing against the likes of Bird, Lime and Circ.
  • Spin’s current fleet relies on Segway’s scooter designed for the sharing economy, but it plans to deploy its first custom vehicle sometime this year.
  • Spin, which got its start as a bike-share startup, sold to Ford in November 2018 in a deal worth about $100 million.
  • Prior to the deal, Spin had raised just $8 million in outside capital.

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Trump and Johnson line up 'massive' trade deal. But the experts aren't so optimistic

  • The U.K. is about to start trade negotiations with the United States, but some experts doubt they'll achieve a far-reaching deal anytime soon.
  • In addition, given the time pressure to conclude a deal before the end of the year, analysts do not expect anything broad or wide-ranging.
  • In the meantime, U.K. officials can negotiate trade deals with other countries, but these can only take effect from the moment that transition period ends.
  • The U.K. government has embarked on a trade deal bonanza, looking to reach agreements with various countries to compensate for its departure from the EU.
  • However, reaching a deal with the United States would have a bigger impact given the current level of commerce between the two.

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Inside a massive gathering of top private-equity players, where slumping returns and coronavirus concerns are dominating conversations

  • These topics kept cropping up throughout the first day of the SuperReturn conference here in Berlin, where CEOs and other executives of some of the largest private-equity shops have flocked to network, do deals, and market their businesses.
  • As for the Bain report, Lee said private-equity has outperformed the public markets historically, and that the amount of private deal opportunities has expanded along with the amount of capital ready to deploy, so it didn't necessarily mean doom and gloom for PE investors.
  • Jeff Aronson, co-founder of Centerbridge Partners, expressed as much on stage when he spoke to how his private equity firm of more than $25 billion in assets under management, was increasingly structuring deals with layers of credit and equity to protect the firm in the event their investment cratered in a recession.

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Apple’s latest MacBook Air is more affordable than ever today

  • Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you're looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.
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  • The upgraded model with a 256GB SSD usually costs $1,299, but Amazon has lopped $300 off the cost for a final price of $999.
  • The 2019 MacBook Pro might be a better bet with its quad-core Intel Core i5 CPU.
  • But considering the 256GB MacBook Pro costs $1,499, this is an especially great deal if you value storage space over having a faster CPU.

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