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'Furious 7' tops 'Age of Adaline' to lead box office for 4th straight week

Apr 26, 2015 / 8:32 am

NEW YORK, N.Y. - "Furious 7" had enough left in the tank to top "The Age of Adaline" and lead the box office for a fourth straight week.The Universal action film made an estimated $18.3 million in North American theatres over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The film has had...

Five things to expect when oilpatch firms report first-quarter results

Apr 26, 2015 / 6:02 am

CALGARY - This coming week the toll of weak oil prices will be thrown into stark relief as some of Canada's biggest energy names report first-quarter results and hold annual shareholder meetings. In the first three months of the year, crude hovered around US$50 — less than half last summer's...

Volkswagen board chairman Piech resigns following clash over CEO Winterkorn

Apr 25, 2015 / 9:40 am

FRANKFURT - Volkswagen says board chairman Ferdinand Piech has resigned.The announcement Saturday follows a rare public clash between Piech and other board members over the leadership of Europe's biggest automaker.Piech had said in an interview that he was distancing himself from CEO Martin...

Free coffee Friday

Apr 25, 2015 / 7:25 am

Starbucks is back in business today after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early Friday. The company said the outage was resolved Friday night after several hours. The glitch affected registers at 7,000 company-operated stores in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada, and...

Powwow wow

Apr 25, 2015 / 6:35 am

Droves of Native American and other indigenous performers and spectators have converged in New Mexico for the 32nd annual Gathering of Nations, North America's largest powwow. Here are some things to know about the event: More than 3,000 dancers, drummers and singers representing some 700...

Eurozone's top official hopes 'extra urgency' will be injected into Greek reform plans

Apr 25, 2015 / 6:20 am

RIGA, Latvia - Greece's European creditors sought to douse talk that they are making plans for a potential Greek exit from the euro and expressed hope Saturday that recent criticism may prompt the country to push ahead with an economic reform plan needed to unlock rescue loans.In the Latvian...

Starbucks: Computer outage fixed that disrupted sales in US, Canada; stores to reopen Saturday

Apr 25, 2015 / 1:00 am

SEATTLE - A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores Friday, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons.The company said the outage was resolved Friday night after several hours. It affected registers at 7,000 company-operated stores...
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Union condemns Crown agency for lending Volkswagen $526 million

Apr 24, 2015 / 7:52 pm

TORONTO - Canada's largest private sector union is condemning a federal agency for lending roughly $526 million to Volkswagen to expand its operations in the U.S. and Mexico.Unifor issued a statement Friday saying it's "absolutely incredible" that Export Development Canada is helping facilitate the...

Lawmakers pass bill that would make Hawaii first state to raise legal smoking age to 21

Apr 24, 2015 / 7:52 pm

HONOLULU, Hawaii - A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes."It's definitely...

FBI: Korean firm lost $375K for fake Pharrell show scam by man who also scammed women online

Apr 24, 2015 / 7:46 pm

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell Williams, FBI agents in Pennsylvania said.Sigismond Segbefia, of Silver Spring, Maryland, faces multiple...

Elaine Wynn will not return to board of casino company she co-founded after shareholder vote

Apr 24, 2015 / 5:10 pm

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Elaine Wynn failed Friday to win re-election to the board of Wynn Resort Ltd. — the casino-hotel company she co-founded with ex-husband Steve Wynn — a development that ended a feud over the issue.Shareholders who had to decide between re-electing Elaine Wynn or...

Hydro-Quebec to proceed with construction of 400-kilometre transmission line

Apr 24, 2015 / 3:16 pm

MONTREAL - Quebecers will welcome the construction of a new 400-kilometre Hydro-Quebec transmission line even though there's still some opposition to the project, Premier Philippe Couillard said Friday.The new 735-kilovolt power line will go from the Lac-Saint-Jean region, about 200 kilometres...

Canam sees big business opportunity from Montreal bridge, Ontario budget

Apr 24, 2015 / 2:40 pm

ST-GEORGES, Que. - Structural steel supplier Canam Group Inc sees a big business opportunity if Montreal's new Champlain bridge is made mainly with steel.Chief executive Marc Dutil said Friday that the consortium selected to build the multibillion-dollar structure has a choice of materials to keep...

Canadian producers expect softwood lumber agreement will expire in October

Apr 24, 2015 / 2:20 pm

Canada's lumber producers fear the softwood lumber agreement with the United States will be allowed to expire in October, ending nine years of stability."As the period leading up to the softwood lumber agreement's expiry narrows, the likelihood of an extension or replacement occurring is reduced,"...

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Apr 24, 2015 / 2:08 pm

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,408.33, up 15.98 points):Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd. (TSX:CLL). Oil and gas. Unchanged at 2.5 cents on 8.2 million shares.Mega Uranium Ltd. (TSX:MGA). Miner. Up two cents, or 19.05 per cent, to...

Canada Pension Plan to vote against Barrick method of compensating executive

Apr 24, 2015 / 12:20 pm

TORONTO - How Barrick Gold Corp. pays its top executives is facing opposition from some of Canada's biggest investment managers, including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, ahead of the gold miner's annual meeting next week.The CPPIB joined other fund managers Friday in saying Barrick...

Diet Pepsi drops aspartame

Apr 24, 2015 / 9:08 am

PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in the U.S. in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda. No changes are planned to any cola beverages in Canada at this time, Sandy Lyver, corporate...

Los Angeles-area stadium for Raiders, Chargers envisions lightning bolts, flaming cauldron

Apr 24, 2015 / 8:56 am

CARSON, Calif. - New designs for a proposed NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area include simulated lightning bolts for the San Diego Chargers and a flame honouring late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis.The thoroughly revamped plans for the $1.7 billion joint stadium proposal by the two teams were...

Comcast spikes $45B deal

Apr 24, 2015 / 8:40 am

What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV. A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 per cent of TV and about 55 per cent of broadband subscribers...

US durable goods orders post biggest gain in 8 months, but investment keeps heading south

Apr 24, 2015 / 8:38 am

WASHINGTON - Purchases of long-lasting manufactured goods in March jumped by the largest amount in eight months, but a closer look at the details reveals that businesses kept pruning their investment plans in the face of a softening U.S. economy.Orders to factories for durable goods rebounded 4 per...
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