Eww, Canada … Gold Smuggling the Hard Way: The Week in Metals


A former Royal Canadian Mint employee was accused of stealing $140,000 worth of gold ($180,000 in Canadian dollars) from the mint where he worked as a refinery tester. Butt you won't believe how he did it. Trade organizations in the U.S. and India pressured their governments to use anti-dumping tools to combat cheap imports of aluminum. The Week in Metals brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news from MetalMiner.

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Shiftgig Acquires BookedOut to Extend Its Online Platform

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Chicago-based Shiftgig, a leading online platform and mobile marketplace that connects local hourly workers and businesses in a range of verticals (e.g., food/hospitality/events, retail, logistics), has acquired BookedOut. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. BookedOut, founded in 2014, developed an online work platform in some ways similar to Shiftgig, but more specifically focused on enabling agencies and consumer brand companies to staff their experiential advertising campaigns with appropriate freelance talent.

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