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Modern-day cave paintings

Jul 1, 2015 / 7:12 am

People around the world have pledged their love, expressed their frustrations and declared their pressing need for pizza in billions of tweets in the last two years, all using emojis. The pictograms have become an integral part of online communication, according to the more than 10.1 billion...

Russia halts gas to Ukraine

Jul 1, 2015 / 7:07 am

Russian gas company Gazprom halted supplies to neighbouring Ukraine on Wednesday after the collapse of pricing talks, company official said. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said that Russia halted the supply at 10 a.m. because Ukraine didn't make an advance payment for July's...

Greece caves to demands

Jul 1, 2015 / 7:05 am

Greece's government appeared to be caving into demands from its creditors on Wednesday, offering concessions in a desperate attempt to get more aid hours after its bailout program expired. European officials ruled out any deal before a Greek referendum, raising increasing questions about...

Small SUVs boost sales

Jul 1, 2015 / 7:03 am

Nissan's U.S. sales rose more than 13 per cent in June, while Fiat Chrysler posed an eight per cent gain as the auto industry headed for another healthy sales month. The auto website predicts that by the time all automakers report sales on Wednesday, the total will rise about...

Cdns spend on summer fun

Jul 1, 2015 / 6:19 am

A new poll from CIBC says nearly half of Canadians will need to dip into their savings or take on debt in the coming months as they look to make the most of the warm summer weather. Of those surveyed, 40 per cent said summer is the most expensive season, while 36 per cent said they spend the...

Trump fires back

Jun 30, 2015 / 10:34 pm

As fallout built over Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico, the Republican presidential candidate answered back with legal action to match his trademark brashness, filing a $500 million lawsuit. The suit against Univision for dropping the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants...

Donna Karan stepping down

Jun 30, 2015 / 4:17 pm

Donna Karan will step down from daily duties as chief designer at her namesake company, Donna Karan International, to devote more time to her philanthropic foundation. She'll remain a close adviser, according to a company statement released Tuesday. Karan, 66, co-founded the company in...

Fox's new real estate show

Jun 30, 2015 / 2:57 pm

Watch out, HGTV. Fox News Channel is getting into the real estate television business. The network announced that it will debut a new weekend series, "Bob Massi is the Property Man," on July 11. Massi is a real estate attorney based in Las Vegas, and Fox says his show will explore all...

Consumer confidence rises

Jun 30, 2015 / 11:29 am

Consumer confidence showed a solid gain in June following a modest increase in May, supporting the view that strong job gains are giving a boost to the overall economy. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 101.4 in June, up from a May reading of 94.6. The...

Nicotine poisoning on rise

Jun 30, 2015 / 11:12 am

Federal health officials are considering whether to require new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine formulas used with e-cigarettes and other emerging tobacco products. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is responding to an uptick in nicotine poisonings...

Questions hover over Rouge

Jun 30, 2015 / 9:13 am

In its short life, Rouge has been credited with giving Air Canada a financial boost and shaking up the country's airline industry, but at least one analyst says the parent company may be digging itself into a hole with its expansion strategy. By stuffing its planes with more seats and paying...

GDP edged down

Jun 30, 2015 / 9:10 am

The Canadian economy slipped in April, hurt by weakness in the mining and energy sectors, to post the fourth consecutive monthly decline. Statistics Canada said Tuesday that the country's real gross domestic product edged down 0.1 per cent for the month. Economists had expected the...

TSX gains after Greek crisis

Jun 30, 2015 / 8:19 am

The Toronto stock market pushed ahead with gains in late morning trading as Greece inched towards the default deadline on its loan to the International Monetary Fund. The S&P/TSX composite index moved higher towards midday, rising 66.17 points to 14,556.32, while the loonie traded at 80.13...

Lufthansa offer 'inadequate'

Jun 30, 2015 / 6:25 am

A lawyer for relatives of people killed in the Germanwings crash in March says parent company Lufthansa has made a compensation offer. Elmar Giemulla said in an emailed statement Tuesday that the company is offering 25,000 euros ($27,740) in compensation per passenger, plus payments of 10,000...

Greece won't pay IMF loan

Jun 30, 2015 / 6:20 am

Greece is set to become the first developed nation to not pay its debts to the International Monetary Fund on time, as the country sinks deeper into a financial emergency that has forced it put a nationwide lockdown on money withdrawals. Greece owes the IMF about 1.6 billion euros ($1.9 billion)...

Banks leery of ex-grow ops

Jun 30, 2015 / 6:11 am

At first glance, the mid-century, three-level Winnipeg home was everything that Sarah Fehr and her fiancee had been looking for. It was located in the right neighbourhood, had a double garage and the backyard was spacious enough for the couple's two pugs to frolic in. Perhaps most...

Silvertip Mine gets go-ahead

Jun 29, 2015 / 3:12 pm

The British Columbia government has issued a permit allowing construction to start on the proposed $50-million Silvertip Mine just south of the Yukon border. The Mines Ministry says the underground silver, lead and zinc mine could operate for up to 21 years and create up to 200 jobs when it is...

NBC severs ties with Trump

Jun 29, 2015 / 12:31 pm

NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. NBC said it would no longer air the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which...

Greece: What's next Q&A

Jun 29, 2015 / 10:11 am

Greece has entered the twilight zone. Out of money, cut off by its creditors, its banks shut, the struggling country will vote Sunday on whether to accept painful cutbacks in return for desperately needed financing. Between now and then Greece remains suspended between collapse and an...

Musicians look to hook up

Jun 29, 2015 / 9:58 am

In your quest to find a date, a spouse or a hook-up, you might discover something else when using dating apps: new music. From Madonna to Mariah Carey, an increasing number of acts are looking to platforms like Tinder and Match to promote their music and reach their fans on-the-go. Madonna's...

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