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Call to protect pensions

Nov 21, 2017 / 6:50 am

A report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives recommends that payments to shareholders such as dividends and share buybacks by companies should be...

Big Pot inevitable?

Nov 20, 2017 / 1:25 pm

A new report suggests that 87 per cent of Canadian cannabis companies believe that consolidation is inevitable over the next three years, leaving only a few...

Realtor rules ripple effect

Nov 20, 2017 / 12:54 pm

New provincial rules will change how real estate agents in British Columbia can represent their clients – and the impact will be significant in the...

Big layoffs at Bell Media

Nov 20, 2017 / 11:01 am

Bell Media is confirming union reports that it is laying off employees at radio and TV stations across Canada. Spokesman Matthew Garrow says in an email that an...

Nebraska green-lights XL

Nov 20, 2017 / 8:36 am

Nebraska's Public Service Commission has approved TransCanada's Keystone XL route in a 3 to 2 vote, clearing the last major regulatory hurdle for the...

More time on data cap

Nov 20, 2017 / 6:47 am

Telus has joined Rogers Communications Inc. in saying it can't meet a Dec. 1 deadline for completing changes to the way customers are billed for extra data...

'Don't be a NAFTA Judas'

Nov 20, 2017 / 6:42 am

A former Mexican president has a warning for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Don't abandon our country in NAFTA talks like some modern-day...

Don't hurt auto sector

Nov 19, 2017 / 2:02 pm

Canadian negotiators intend to provide a briefing to their American peers on how their auto parts proposals would devastate their own domestic industry, in an...

Nebraska looks at pipeline

Nov 19, 2017 / 11:25 am

Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It's the last major...

Tesla unveils electric semi

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:52 pm

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big...

Ready to engage on NAFTA

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:32 pm

Canada and Mexico are prepared to engage the United States on one of its most contentious demands for NAFTA, in an early indication that proposals currently...

Fuel, food costing more

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:47 am

The annual pace of inflation slowed in October as increases in the price of gasoline were smaller than in September, Statistics Canada reported Friday. Its...

A real 'joint' venture

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:29 am

Canopy Growth Corp. of Smiths Falls, Ont., has formed a joint venture to share ownership of the Agripharm indoor growing operation in Creemore, Ont., with...

Would you eat seal meat?

Nov 16, 2017 / 3:06 pm

Jonas Gilbart likes his seal steaks rare on the inside with a hard sear on the outside. "I love the taste and I love the nutritional benefits," he...

We pay mostly in cash

Nov 16, 2017 / 11:40 am

A new report by Canada's central bank says Canadians favour cash payments over digital ones, especially for smaller sums of money. The Bank of Canada...

Alliance to phase out coal

Nov 16, 2017 / 9:06 am

Canada and Britain have formed an alliance aimed at encouraging countries to phase out coal as part of efforts to curb climate change. The initiative —...

Presale condo cancelled?

Nov 16, 2017 / 8:29 am

With a sigh and hesitant pause, Jason Paris confides that in retrospect he wishes he'd done more research before putting down a deposit on the now defunct...

Toyota bullish on hydrogen

Nov 16, 2017 / 8:08 am

At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand...

Cautious on future rate hikes

Nov 16, 2017 / 7:03 am

The Bank of Canada remains cautious about future rate hikes as it measures the risk posed by low inflation that continues to fall short of the central...

New theme park scares

Nov 16, 2017 / 6:57 am

This year's theme park expo in Orlando, Florida, features the latest products, technology and trends in rides and the next big food items, all of which...

CRA wants PayPal numbers

Nov 15, 2017 / 4:53 pm

The records of Canadians who use PayPal business accounts to make and receive payments will soon be in the hands of the federal government's tax-collecting...

Bombardier hiring 1,000

Nov 15, 2017 / 4:39 pm

Bombardier Inc. is planning to go on a hiring spree in Montreal by adding about 1,000 people in the coming months as part of the production ramp-up of its new...

Burning tires for energy

Nov 15, 2017 / 10:48 am

Lafarge Canada is seeking industrial approval to burn tires as fuel at a Nova Scotia cement plant. The company filed for the approval today from the Environment...

Too many tourists?

Nov 15, 2017 / 10:42 am

Venice is planning to divert massive cruise liners. Barcelona has cracked down on apartment rentals. Both are at the forefront of efforts to get a grip on...

CanniMed in takeover talks

Nov 15, 2017 / 8:24 am

CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. is urging shareholders to wait until the company has time to review an unsolicited takeover offer by Aurora Cannabis Inc. before...

Loblaw closing 22 stores

Nov 15, 2017 / 6:55 am

Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it has finalized a plan that will result in the closure of 22 unprofitable stores across a range of its banners and formats. The...

Conservatives smash Keurigs

Nov 15, 2017 / 6:37 am

A Salt Lake City coffee company has been lauded by conservatives after coffee-machine maker Keurig drew anger from the right when it pulled its ads from Sean...

Too late to say sorry?

Nov 15, 2017 / 6:15 am

Papa John's Pizza apologized Tuesday night for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national...

Jetlines to launch June 1

Nov 14, 2017 / 1:25 pm

Canada Jetlines' CEO says the fledgling airline is looking for capital outside of Canada to help fund the June 1 launch of the ultra low-cost carrier. Stan...

Digital pill tracks patients

Nov 14, 2017 / 1:21 pm

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine. The Abilify pill was first approved by the...

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