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  • Senior Vice President Canadians operations Ron Bailey and CEO Fang Zhi show a jar of bitumen at Nexen spill site near Nexen Energy's Long Lake oilsands facility south of Fort McMurray
    Regulator in Canada's Alberta shuts in 95 Nexen pipelines over 'noncompliance'

    Alberta's energy regulator has shut in 95 Nexen Energy pipelines, over concerns the company allegedly violated pipeline maintenance and monitoring rules. The order, issued on Friday evening by the regulator …

    Senior Vice President Canadians operations Ron Bailey and CEO Fang Zhi show a jar of bitumen at Nexen spill site near Nexen Energy's Long Lake oilsands facility south of Fort McMurray

    Alberta's energy regulator has shut in 95 Nexen Energy pipelines, over concerns the company allegedly violated pipeline maintenance and monitoring rules. The order, issued on Friday evening by the regulator in the oil-rich Canadian province, comes more than a month after Nexen, which is owned by CNOOC Ltd, discovered one …

  • Ashley Madison hack: Longueuil man to act as lead plaintiff in Quebec lawsuit

    A 49-year-old Longueuil bachelor has agreed to be named as a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against the parent company of the adultery website Ashley Madison. Serge Saumur is representing Quebecers whose …

    A 49-year-old Longueuil bachelor has agreed to be named as a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against the parent company of the adultery website Ashley Madison. Serge Saumur is representing Quebecers whose information was exposed after the website was hacked in a class action suit brought by Ontario lawyers. The class action, …

  • The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in Chicago
    Boeing uses its clout to control supplier consolidation

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its …

    The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in Chicago

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's biggest plane maker to put a check on some deals. Potentially standing in their way, though, is Boeing, …

  • Documents show political pressure for student loan program to curb write-offs

    Employment and Social Development Canada, which oversees the Canada Student Loans program, has set more aggressive collection targets after feeling pressure from its political masters to stem the rising …

    Employment and Social Development Canada, which oversees the Canada Student Loans program, has set more aggressive collection targets after feeling pressure from its political masters to stem the rising amount of student debt the government must write off each year, an amount that topped $300 million just two years ago. …

  • BitGold looks to take gold savings mainstream with app and global network

    Want to buy gold as a savings alternative? Josh Crumb, co-founder of BitGold, says he created the software that automatically links buyers to bullion dealers and storage companies because he wanted to …

    Want to buy gold as a savings alternative? Josh Crumb, co-founder of BitGold, says he created the software that automatically links buyers to bullion dealers and storage companies because he wanted to make it easier for people to own gold as a hedge against inflation and as a store of value. It also allows users to transfer …

  • Europe fails on electronics recycling goals

    Only a third of Europe's electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and INTERPOL said …

    Workers sort electronic scrap on conveyor belt at a plant of Swiss recycling company Immark AG in Regensdorf

    Only a third of Europe's electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and INTERPOL said on Sunday. Sweden and Norway were close to European targets of collecting and recycling 85 percent of all electrical …

  • Syncrude not certain whether plant fire will affect production

    By Mike De Souza CALGARY (Reuters) - The operator of Canada's largest synthetic crude project said on Saturday it is investigating the causes of an early morning fire at an upgrading plant. Firefighters …

    By Mike De Souza CALGARY (Reuters) - The operator of Canada's largest synthetic crude project said on Saturday it is investigating the causes of an early morning fire at an upgrading plant. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, at Syncrude Canada's Mildred Lake upgrading complex in northern Alberta, and no one was injured, …

  • Why September is the ideal time to do a financial check-in

    List your debt in order of most expensive to least. Your credit card and store card debt would be first, followed perhaps by your line of credit, and then by any personal loans you have may have taken …

    List your debt in order of most expensive to least. Your credit card and store card debt would be first, followed perhaps by your line of credit, and then by any personal loans you have may have taken from a friend or relative, she said.

  • IMF's Lagarde says restructuring should suffice for Greek debt

    A form of debt restructuring rather than outright forgiveness should enable Greece to handle its "unviable" debt burden, the head of the International Monetary Fund was quoted as telling a Swiss newspaper. …

    IMF Managing Director Lagarde talks to Greek Finance Minister Tsakalotos during a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels

    A form of debt restructuring rather than outright forgiveness should enable Greece to handle its "unviable" debt burden, the head of the International Monetary Fund was quoted as telling a Swiss newspaper. The IMF has yet to make clear if it will participate in the third 86-billion-euro ($96 billion) international bailout …

  • Diverse economy, immigration will address economic slump: Don Mills

    The CEO of Corporate Research Associates (CRA) says the Newfoundland and Labrador government needs to look at increasing immigration and bringing back expats, as well as diversifying the economy, to address …

    Diverse economy, immigration will address economic slump: Don Mills

    The CEO of Corporate Research Associates (CRA) says the Newfoundland and Labrador government needs to look at increasing immigration and bringing back expats, as well as diversifying the economy, to address an economic downturn. Government's Labour Market Outlook for 2025 said the province can expect to lose about 24,000 …

  • Cheat bidders beware: U of R research aims to sniff out online auction fraud

    If you've ever bought something on eBay, you know the frustration of a bidding war. A University of Regina computer science professor believes online auction fraud is happening more often than previously …

    Cheat bidders beware: U of R research aims to sniff out online auction fraud

    If you've ever bought something on eBay, you know the frustration of a bidding war. A University of Regina computer science professor believes online auction fraud is happening more often than previously thought and she and a research team are working on software to detect fraudulent behaviour as it is happening. "I know …

  • Alysena-28 class-action suit approved after birth control pills recalled

    An Alberta court has agreed to hear a class-action lawsuit brought by women who claim to have become pregnant due to defective birth control pills. The women claim that certain packages of Alysena-28 contained …

    Alysena-28 class-action suit approved after birth control pills recalled

    An Alberta court has agreed to hear a class-action lawsuit brought by women who claim to have become pregnant due to defective birth control pills. The women claim that certain packages of Alysena-28 contained an insufficient number of active tablets, resulting in unwanted pregnancies despite being used as directed. Apotex, …

  • New dump 'exceeding expectations' despite complaints about tipping fees

    Central Newfoundland's brand new $22 million waste facility is officially open, but the dump is busy dealing with complaints over tipping fees. "We provide a service and we have to have the revenues to …

    New dump 'exceeding expectations' despite complaints about tipping fees

    Central Newfoundland's brand new $22 million waste facility is officially open, but the dump is busy dealing with complaints over tipping fees. "We provide a service and we have to have the revenues to pay for that particular service," he said.

  • Drug search violated Yukon jail guard's charter rights, judge rules

    Managers at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre violated a former jail guard's rights when they searched him at work and found Ritalin in his pocket and marijuana in his car, a Yukon judge ruled this week. …

    Drug search violated Yukon jail guard's charter rights, judge rules

    Managers at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre violated a former jail guard's rights when they searched him at work and found Ritalin in his pocket and marijuana in his car, a Yukon judge ruled this week. Michael Gaber, the former guard, is facing two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, following his arrest …

  • Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman ends relationship with company he founded

    Ashley Madison has made public relations mistakes but forgiveness may be out of reach for the adultery website as it hopes to salvage relationships with its members following the departure of CEO Noel …

    Noel Biderman, chief executive of Avid Life Media Inc., which operates AshleyMadison.com., poses during a photo session in Tokyo on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Ashley Madison founder and CEO Noel Biderman is leaving Avid Life Media Inc. as part of a "mutual agreement" with the company. The website, which facilitates extramarital affairs for a membership fee, was the victim of a cyberattack a month ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Eugene Hoshiko

    Ashley Madison has made public relations mistakes but forgiveness may be out of reach for the adultery website as it hopes to salvage relationships with its members following the departure of CEO Noel Biderman. The Toronto-based website announced Friday that Biderman had stepped down from the company he founded 14 years …

  • Vice Chair Fischer suggests incoming data, markets could tip Fed to rate hike in September

    What once seemed a sure bet — that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September — suddenly appears less certain following a wild week of stock market turbulence. The market's ride and how …

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer listens during a meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Fischer said Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, that incoming economic data and market developments will likely determine whether the Fed boosts interest rates in September. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    What once seemed a sure bet — that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September — suddenly appears less certain following a wild week of stock market turbulence. The market's ride and how the Fed will react provide the backdrop for the annual high-profile economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Fed …

  • Appeals court sides with Obama administration in dispute over bulk collection of phone records

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a lower court ruling that said the program likely violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches. The appeals court sent …

    FILE - In his June 6, 2013 file photo, the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a lower court ruling that said the program likely violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a lower court ruling that said the program likely violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches. The appeals court sent the case back for a judge to determine whether the government must divulge more details about the program that would …

  • Lu Chan Khuong denied immediate reinstatement as head of Quebec Bar

    Lu Chan Khuong, the head of the Quebec Bar who was suspended in July over shoplifting allegations, will not get her job back for the time being. Quebec Superior Court Judge Michel Beaupré made the ruling …

    Lu Chan Khuong, the head of the Quebec Bar who was suspended in July over shoplifting allegations, will not get her job back for the time being. Quebec Superior Court Judge Michel Beaupré made the ruling Friday, about one week after Khuong filed a safeguard order demanding her immediate reinstatement as president of the …

  • TSX ends higher as energy, mining shares jump

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index climbed on Friday, driven by a surge in shares of energy and mining companies rebounding from the brutal selloff earlier in the week. The benchmark index …

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

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index climbed on Friday, driven by a surge in shares of energy and mining companies rebounding from the brutal selloff earlier in the week. The benchmark index gained for a fourth straight session and ended the week nearly 3 percent higher. The energy sector jumped 3.1 percent. …