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Beware of the taxman: File before the April 30 deadline or face penalties

TORONTO — Like many Canadians, Justin Schaefer gets stressed every year as the tax deadline approaches.

And he has good reason to be.

That’s because the last time the 32-year-old reported his income to the Canada Revenue Agency was for the 2011 tax year, and now he’s on the hook for $28,000 in back taxes and penalties.

He’s not alone.

McDonald's fetes worker

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—A 94-year-old Indiana woman is celebrating 44 years of working at McDonald's.

Friends and co-workers threw a party for Loraine Maurer, of Evansville, last week.

Maurer started working at McDonald's in 1973 and has been a fixture behind the counter at several locations in the area ever since.

Starbucks Canada sets goal to hire 1,000 refugees over five years

TORONTO — Starbucks Canada has committed to hiring at least 1,000 refugees over the next five years, the coffee giant said Wednesday.

The company said it will actively begin recruiting job candidates through the national organization, Hire Immigrants, which works with a network of municipal and provincial resettlement agencies.

Canada Goose to take flight on stock markets in Toronto, New York

TORONTO — Canada Goose, whose winter jackets have been made famous by the likes of Daniel Craig and Kate Upton, is going public today on stock markets in Toronto and New York.

The Toronto-based company, ubiquitous for its $900 parkas with fur-lined hoods, is debuting with an initial public offering of 20 million shares.