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The Montreal-based company brought in $550 million between April and June, down from $825.6 million in 2019. CAE, best known for its flight simulators, said the restructuring program would generate $50 million in annual savings starting in its next fiscal year. (The Logic)

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Talking point: The company’s civil-aviation training centres were operating at an average of a third of capacity during the quarter, although that rose to just over 40 per cent in June. Revenue for the division, which typically makes up about half CAE’s business, dropped 48 per cent. The company can take advantage of pandemic-accelerated trends like “e-learning, remote work, the imperative on safety, and the digital transformation and virtualization of the physical world,” CEO Marc Parent told the company’s annual general meeting on Wednesday. He also highlighted the CAE Air1, a new medical ventilator built in response to COVID-19.The Logic reported last month the firm is seeing international demand for the product, and plans to stay in the ventilator business.

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The pizza chain will use DoorDash’s fleet of couriers to fulfil orders for 3,600 restaurants. Customers will continue ordering directly from Little Caesars rather than through the DoorDash app. (Reuters)

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Talking point: Pizza shops have generally been late adopters of the on-demand delivery app craze, with many already having in-house delivery drivers. Little Caesar’s partnership with San Francisco-based DoorDash is a testament to how delivery apps are changing the restaurant industry. Domino’s, the biggest pizza company in the world, in part credited increased competition for its lower-than-expected sales over the last four quarters. The structure of the partnership—with Little Caesars using DoorDash couriers but not its app—is a strategy some other on-demand food companies are leveraging as a way to tap into a business’s loyal customer base in expanding its market-reach. However, the arrangement raises questions around the app-based companies’ general position that they are not courier companies but technology companies that facilitate food orders; the former categorization could require them to classify workers as employees.

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The tech firm claims its employees’ privacy is being harmed by requests for documents containing keywords including “not good for us,” and wants the General Court in Luxembourg to intervene. The European Commission said it will defend the requests. (Bloomberg, Financial Times)

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Talking point: Facebook isn’t the first firm to try and limit the scope of an EU probe on privacy grounds. Cement firms failed in 2014, as did Qualcomm in 2019. Facebook itself has tried and failed to limit requests as part of this probe so far. The continued pushback comes as Mark Zuckerberg is expected to urge U.S. lawmakers conducting their own antitrust probes to instead back his firm in its clash with Chinese tech giants. This isn’t the only regulator Facebook has taken to court. In April, the firm challenged Canada’s privacy commissioner in court, similarly claiming that that investigation was too broad.