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  • A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange sign in Toronto
    TSX falls as banks, energy stocks weigh

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as heavyweight banking and energy stocks lost ground, offsetting gains among gold miners. Oil and gas companies retreated 2.7 percent, while …

    A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange sign in Toronto

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as heavyweight banking and energy stocks lost ground, offsetting gains among gold miners. Oil and gas companies retreated 2.7 percent, while the financial group slipped 2 percent. Industrials fell 1.8 percent. The most influential weights on the index included …

  • A construction worker works on building a new house in Calgary
    Canada December building permits jump, led by rebound in Alberta

    The value of Canadian building permits jumped more than expected in December, driven by increased construction intentions for multi-family homes across much of the country, data from Statistics Canada …

    A construction worker works on building a new house in Calgary

    The value of Canadian building permits jumped more than expected in December, driven by increased construction intentions for multi-family homes across much of the country, data from Statistics Canada showed on Monday. Residential building permits climbed 16.3 percent as plans to build multi-family dwellings such as apartments …

  • Brookfield Infrastructure Chief Executive Sam Pollock shakes hands with Asciano Ltd Chief Executive Officer John Mullen after a media conference in Sydney, Australia
    Bidding war for Australia's Asciano heats up as Qube trumps Brookfield

    By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - The bidding war for Australian freight giant Asciano Ltd heated up on Monday as local rival Qube Holdings Ltd upped its proposal to A$9 billion ($6.4 billion), trumping …

    Brookfield Infrastructure Chief Executive Sam Pollock shakes hands with Asciano Ltd Chief Executive Officer John Mullen after a media conference in Sydney, Australia

    By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - The bidding war for Australian freight giant Asciano Ltd heated up on Monday as local rival Qube Holdings Ltd upped its proposal to A$9 billion ($6.4 billion), trumping Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc . Asciano said it favored Qube's approach, dropping its previous preference …

  • Cliffs Natural Resources reaches multi-million settlement with shareholders
    Cliffs Natural Resources reaches multi-million settlement with shareholders

    The parent company of Wabush Mines says it has reached a settlement out of court with disgruntled shareholders. The shareholders sued Cliffs Natural Resources in mid-2014 over the impact of Quebec's Bloom …

    Cliffs Natural Resources reaches multi-million settlement with shareholders

    The parent company of Wabush Mines says it has reached a settlement out of court with disgruntled shareholders. The shareholders sued Cliffs Natural Resources in mid-2014 over the impact of Quebec's Bloom Lake mine on the company's bottom line. Ohio-based Cliffs Natural Resources said its insurance will cover the cost …

  • Manitoba driver fined after another motorist called RCMP on him
    Manitoba driver fined after another motorist called RCMP on him

    A Manitoba truck driver says he doesn't know if he'll fight a ticket he received in the mail after another motorist told RCMP he was driving recklessly. Stephen Tower said he was astonished when he was …

    Manitoba driver fined after another motorist called RCMP on him

    A Manitoba truck driver says he doesn't know if he'll fight a ticket he received in the mail after another motorist told RCMP he was driving recklessly. Stephen Tower said he was astonished when he was fined $203.80 based on allegations from another motorist that he drove his personal car "imprudently" last month.

  • Disabilities society looks at employment barriers in Nunavut

    The Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society wants to help employers in Nunavut hire more workers with disabilities. The society is conducting a survey to find out what support employers need, and …

    Disabilities society looks at employment barriers in Nunavut

    The Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society wants to help employers in Nunavut hire more workers with disabilities. The society is conducting a survey to find out what support employers need, and what barriers exist for Nunavut businesses when it comes to more inclusive hiring practices. "Obviously there are potentially …

  • Jingle mail rears its ugly head in Alberta again

    Jingle mail — the act of walking away from an underwater mortgage by mailing your keys back to the bank — is a peculiarity of the Alberta residential market and an act of desperation. It's enough of a …

    Jingle mail rears its ugly head in Alberta again

    Jingle mail — the act of walking away from an underwater mortgage by mailing your keys back to the bank — is a peculiarity of the Alberta residential market and an act of desperation. It's enough of a concern that the federal government is watching the Alberta market closely. Jingle mail, or strategic defaults, weaken …

  • Fishing for China: Making money off Asia's growing appetite

    If you want to sell seafood to the Asian market, the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao is a must-attend. At the corner booth of the Canadian pavilion — which is in just one of seven large convention …

    Fishing for China: Making money off Asia's growing appetite

    If you want to sell seafood to the Asian market, the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao is a must-attend. At the corner booth of the Canadian pavilion — which is in just one of seven large convention centres, all on a massive exposition compound just on the edge of the port city of Qingdao — is the Newfoundland …

  • U.N. agency seeks to end rift on new aircraft emission rules

    By Allison Lampert and Valerie Volcovici MONTREAL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday as global aviation leaders …

    People are silhouetted past a logo of the Airbus Group during the Airbus annual news conference in Colomiers

    By Allison Lampert and Valerie Volcovici MONTREAL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing Co and Airbus Group's production of the largest jetliners and …

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  • Kerber leads German fightback, Russia in danger of going out

    (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber was given a hero's welcome as she marked her return to her homeland with a victory that drew Germany level at 1-1 with Switzerland in the first round …

    Australian Open winner Kerber of Germany speaks to the media after her arrival at the airport in Poznan

    (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber was given a hero's welcome as she marked her return to her homeland with a victory that drew Germany level at 1-1 with Switzerland in the first round of the Fed Cup on Saturday. Seven days after Kerber tamed Serena Williams in the Melbourne Park final, the world number …

  • Multi-million dollar Super Bowl ads: good TV, bad business?

    This year's Super Bowl commercials — about 50 of them — appear more absurd, and expensive, than ever before, as advertisers wrestle for your attention during the single-most watched event since the advent …

    Multi-million dollar Super Bowl ads: good TV, bad business?

    This year's Super Bowl commercials — about 50 of them — appear more absurd, and expensive, than ever before, as advertisers wrestle for your attention during the single-most watched event since the advent of television. "Over time the Super Bowl has become the biggest advertising event in the country, and for that matter, …

  • Suncor Energy acquires nearly 73 per cent of Canadian Oil Sands shares

    Suncor Energy has announced that nearly 73 per cent of Canadian Oil Sands shares and accompanying rights have been tendered to Suncor's offer. Suncor officials said that as a result, the company will …

    A pedestrian is reflected in a Suncor Energy sign in Calgary, Feb. 1, 2010. Suncor Energy has announced that nearly 73 per cent of Canadian Oil Sands shares and accompanying rights have been tendered to Suncor's offer. Suncor officials said that as a result, the company will be able to ensure that a subsequent acquisition transaction will be completed and Suncor will acquire the remainder of the outstanding COS shares. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

    Suncor Energy has announced that nearly 73 per cent of Canadian Oil Sands shares and accompanying rights have been tendered to Suncor's offer. Suncor officials said that as a result, the company will be able to ensure that a subsequent acquisition transaction will be completed and Suncor (TSX:SU) will acquire the remainder …

  • China faces diplomatic 'crisis' over missing Hong Kong booksellers

    By James Pomfret and Greg Torode HONG KONG/GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - For years Gui Minhai, a China-born publisher of tabloid books on China's leaders, had believed he could live and work overseas on …

    A pro-democracy demonstrator burns a letter next to pictures of missing staff members of a publishing house and a bookstore during a protest to call for an investigation behind their disappearance, outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong

    By James Pomfret and Greg Torode HONG KONG/GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - For years Gui Minhai, a China-born publisher of tabloid books on China's leaders, had believed he could live and work overseas on a Swedish passport without fear of persecution by Chinese authorities, which ban such works on the mainland. Reuters …

  • Now hiring: Over 50% vacancy in Labrador wildlife jobs

    More than half the fish and wildlife officer jobs in Labrador are vacant — and the provincial government says retention and recruitment is an ongoing challenge. In fact we've been bringing in staff from …

    Now hiring: Over 50% vacancy in Labrador wildlife jobs

    More than half the fish and wildlife officer jobs in Labrador are vacant — and the provincial government says retention and recruitment is an ongoing challenge. In fact we've been bringing in staff from other regions," Andrew Parsons, minister of Justice and Public Safety, told CBC's Labrador Morning. Parsons said the …

  • BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costs

    BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more …

    A sign is seen at the Blackberry campus in Waterloo

    BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business. "As BlackBerry continues to execute its turnaround plan, we remain focused …

  • TSX dips with weaker technology stocks; gold shares cushion losses

    By Fergal Smith TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index dipped on Friday as a selloff in U.S. technology stocks spilled over to Canada's technology sector, but defensive names such as gold stocks …

    A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange sign in Toronto

    By Fergal Smith TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index dipped on Friday as a selloff in U.S. technology stocks spilled over to Canada's technology sector, but defensive names such as gold stocks helped cushion losses. Canadian stocks held up better than those on Wall Street despite a weak Canadian jobs report. …

  • Canadian dollar pressured by jobs loss, lower oil prices

    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar lost ground against its U.S. counterpart on Friday after weak Canadian jobs data underlined the economy's struggles to cope with an oil shock, …

    An illustration picture shows Canadian banknotes of five Dollars in Reykjavik

    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar lost ground against its U.S. counterpart on Friday after weak Canadian jobs data underlined the economy's struggles to cope with an oil shock, while oil prices fell and U.S. wage inflation renewed bets on higher U.S. rates this year. The sharp move weaker in the …

  • Canadian love affair with Manhattan real estate seen unabated

    By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian investment in the Manhattan commercial property market is expected to stay strong this year after quadrupling to hit a record in 2015, real estate specialists …

    People line a dock in Brooklyn to watch the sun set behind the Manhattan skyline after a summer storm in New York

    By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian investment in the Manhattan commercial property market is expected to stay strong this year after quadrupling to hit a record in 2015, real estate specialists said. Canadians accounted for almost a third of the $25.6 billion in foreign capital that poured into Manhattan …

  • Dumb things CEOs say out loud

    Chip Wilson, the Lululemon founder who has a chronic case of foot-in-mouth disease, had another flare up this week. Okay, Chip. The firestorm of his remarks too fierce to ignore, Wilson did, to his credit,  …

    Dumb things CEOs say out loud

    Chip Wilson, the Lululemon founder who has a chronic case of foot-in-mouth disease, had another flare up this week. Okay, Chip. The firestorm of his remarks too fierce to ignore, Wilson did, to his credit,  hasten to apologize for his actions.