Americans claim BC subsidizing lumber, giving local mills a sales advantage.
Trade talks aim to expand Canada's export markets as US turmoil continues.
But country not an island, and international stress will affect us, he says.
Increases in private sector offset by losses in public sector.
Global manufacturing, US recovery key factors in keeping the country moving.
Country will still push to balance budget and avert disaster here, PM adds.
Tech giant battles it out with RIM for users with year of heavy mobile upgrading on horizon.
Tax relief on training, labour costs are part of what's on offer to help win federal contract.
Increasingly competitive smartphone and tablet market forces largest reduction in tech giant's history.
Decision still to come on whether financially troubled yard qualifies, along with BC and East Coast bids.