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  • An overview of Barrick Gold Corporation's Pueblo Viejo gold mine is seen in Cotui
    Mining industry, hungry for deals and cash, meets in Toronto

    A four-year mining-industry downturn has left big gold producers hungry to buy reserves they haven't had the money to find themselves, and impoverished small miners eager to cash out, setting up the ingredients …

    An overview of Barrick Gold Corporation's Pueblo Viejo gold mine is seen in Cotui

    A four-year mining-industry downturn has left big gold producers hungry to buy reserves they haven't had the money to find themselves, and impoverished small miners eager to cash out, setting up the ingredients for mergers and acquisitions revival in 2015. Mining veterans say that scenario is likely to come into play at …

  • Study indicates marijuana less harmful than alcohol
    Medical marijuana industry competes for scarce investment dollars

    VANCOUVER - The free-for-all era of Canada's commercial medical marijuana industry is over as a new crop of growers try to woo scarce investment dollars in an increasingly competitive business, observers …

    Study indicates marijuana less harmful than alcohol

    VANCOUVER - The free-for-all era of Canada's commercial medical marijuana industry is over as a new crop of growers try to woo scarce investment dollars in an increasingly competitive business, observers ...

  • Indian PM Modi listens to FM Jaitley during the Global Business Summit in New Delhi
    Modi passes budget test despite lack of reform dazzle

    By Frank Jack Daniel and Swati Bhat NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's reform-minded prime minister, Narendra Modi, appears to have passed a major test with a budget that pleased economists and investors …

    Indian PM Modi listens to FM Jaitley during the Global Business Summit in New Delhi

    By Frank Jack Daniel and Swati Bhat NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's reform-minded prime minister, Narendra Modi, appears to have passed a major test with a budget that pleased economists and investors with pledges to spend more on modernising India's ageing roads and railways while keeping borrowing in check. The …

  • Despite Greece, euro zone is turning the corner

    The latest episode of Greece's debt crisis has revived doubts about the long-term survival of the euro, nowhere more so than in London, Europe's main financial center and a hotbed of Euroskepticism. The …

    A Greek and a European flag flutter outside the Greek embassy in Brussels

    The latest episode of Greece's debt crisis has revived doubts about the long-term survival of the euro, nowhere more so than in London, Europe's main financial center and a hotbed of Euroskepticism. The heightened risk of a Greek default and/or exit comes just as there are signs that the euro zone is turning the corner …

  • Harper government examines game-playing to motivate workforce

    The Harper government is looking at a whole new game plan for its workforce. Senior bureaucrats are examining how so-called "gamification" – encouraging employees and citizens to play games for rewards …

    Harper government examines game-playing to motivate bureaucrats

    The Harper government is looking at a whole new game plan for its workforce. Senior bureaucrats are examining how so-called "gamification" – encouraging employees and citizens to play games for rewards – can improve motivation, engagement and problem-solving. The technique is especially suited to a younger generation …

  • Apple car rumours fuel Geneva debate about car of future

    By Edward Taylor and Jan Schwartz GENEVA (Reuters) - The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will …

    Customers crowd for the opening of an Apple Store in Hangzhou

    By Edward Taylor and Jan Schwartz GENEVA (Reuters) - The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles against an uncertain market …

  • ECB braces for QE as others shift rates

    By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greek funding and quantitative easing in Europe, an expected rate cut in Australia and the buoyant U.S. labor market are set to be the focus of an economic week …

    A picture illustration shows Euro banknotes in Zenica

    By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greek funding and quantitative easing in Europe, an expected rate cut in Australia and the buoyant U.S. labor market are set to be the focus of an economic week dominated by a host of central bank meetings. The European Central Bank's Governing Council convenes in Cyprus on Thursday …

  • Warren Buffett reflects on 50 years of running Berkshire Hathaway

    OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire Warren Buffett is proud of what he's built as Berkshire Hathaway's CEO over the past 50 years, but he's also willing to admit making a few costly mistakes along the …

    Will the Real Warren Buffett Please Stand Up?

    OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire Warren Buffett is proud of what he's built as Berkshire Hathaway's CEO over the past 50 years, but he's also willing to admit making a few costly mistakes along the way.

  • Wildrose leadership candidates focus on Alberta's finances

    With the Wildrose still smarting over the loss of nine MLAs months ago, all three of the party’s leadership hopefuls are hammering the government on its management of Alberta's finances. The party is …

    Wildrose leadership candidates focus on Alberta's finances

    With the Wildrose still smarting over the loss of nine MLAs months ago, all three of the party’s leadership hopefuls are hammering the government on its management of Alberta's finances. The party is in the midst of an accelerated leadership race in anticipation of a spring election. The trio of candidates laid out their …

  • Buffett says 'sprawl' is good, but may not be good enough

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett wants to buy more businesses to add to Berkshire Hathaway Inc's "sprawl," but cautioned it may not keep the company he has run for 50 years from …

    Berkshire Hathaway CEO Buffett bites into an ice cream during a trade show at the company's annual meeting in Omaha

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett wants to buy more businesses to add to Berkshire Hathaway Inc's "sprawl," but cautioned it may not keep the company he has run for 50 years from evolving into something rarely used to describe it up until now: average. In his annual letter to shareholders, Buffett …

  • AP Interview: Greek finance minister says country intends to seek talks on debt rescheduling

    Greece's finance minister says the government intends to start discussions with creditors on debt rescheduling in order to make the country's massive debt sustainable, at the same time as working on reform …

    Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his office, in central Athens, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Varoufakis said that Greece intends to start discussions with its European partners and creditors on debt rescheduling in order to make the country’s massive debt sustainable. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Greece's finance minister says the government intends to start discussions with creditors on debt rescheduling in order to make the country's massive debt sustainable, at the same time as working on reform measures that need to be cemented by April. Yanis Varoufakis also told The Associated Press on Saturday that Athens …

  • Sask. drivers line up for gas after some pump prices rise

    People were lining up at the Regina Cabs gas station on Friday. According to GasBuddy.com, the discount gas station is one of several places in Saskatchewan where gas was still under 90 cents a litre …

    People were lining up at the Regina Cabs gas station on Friday. According to GasBuddy.com, the discount gas station is one of several places in Saskatchewan where gas was still under 90 cents a litre Saturday morning. "The oil prices are still low and the gas is going up," James Lipp said. "When it was $1.50 a litre, …

  • China cuts rates again in face of weak demand, deflation risk

    By Megha Rajagopalan and Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank cut interest rates on Saturday, just days before the annual meeting of the country's parliament, in the latest effort to support …

    A Chinese national flag flutters outside the headquarters of the People's Bank of China in Beijing

    By Megha Rajagopalan and Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank cut interest rates on Saturday, just days before the annual meeting of the country's parliament, in the latest effort to support the world's second-largest economy as its momentum slows and deflation risks rise. The central bank said the 25 basis …

  • Kinder Morgan fails to answer hundreds of questions: Vancouver, Burnaby mayors

    VANCOUVER - Kinder Morgan has come under fire from two Metro Vancouver mayors for failing to answer hundreds of questions about a proposed $5.4-billion pipeline expansion.

    Kinder Morgan defends redacted pipeline emergency spill response plan for B.C.

    VANCOUVER - Kinder Morgan has come under fire from two Metro Vancouver mayors for failing to answer hundreds of questions about a proposed $5.4-billion pipeline expansion.

  • HSBC not the troublemaker made out to be, rival Swiss banker says

    HSBC , in the spotlight after details emerged about how its Swiss unit allegedly helped clients dodge taxes, isn't the troublemaker it is currently depicted as, the head of a rival private bank …

    A HSBC logo is pictured at a Swiss branch of the bank in Geneva

    HSBC , in the spotlight after details emerged about how its Swiss unit allegedly helped clients dodge taxes, isn't the troublemaker it is currently depicted as, the head of a rival private bank was quoted saying on Saturday. "HSBC has been described as the troublemaker in class, and it is not," Carlos Esteve, founder …

  • U.S. jobs report may test market's complacency

    The U.S. stock market has been quiet this week - too quiet. Wall Street has traded in a tight range of late, with both volatility and trading volumes drying up as the earnings season winds down and Federal …

    A morning commuter carries an umbrella as she passes by the NYSE during a winter storm in New York

    The U.S. stock market has been quiet this week - too quiet. Wall Street has traded in a tight range of late, with both volatility and trading volumes drying up as the earnings season winds down and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's recent Congressional testimony delivered no surprises. About 238,000 jobs are expected …

  • The McDonald's slump: Are golden days of golden arches over?

    McDonald’s has been making headlines lately, but for all the wrong reasons, sparking speculation that the golden years of the golden arches are over. Food industry analysts don’t think McDonald’s will …

    The McDonald's slump: Are golden days of golden arches over?

    McDonald’s has been making headlines lately, but for all the wrong reasons, sparking speculation that the golden years of the golden arches are over. Food industry analysts don’t think McDonald’s will go the way of the Woolworth’s lunch counter, but one of the most recognizable brands in the world, with 36,000 locations …

  • Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard thinks Newfoundlanders are fat

    Award-winning Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard thinks Newfoundlanders are fat. His comments were published in an article he wrote for The New York Times on Wednesday.

    Award-winning Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard thinks Newfoundlanders are fat. His comments were published in an article he wrote for The New York Times on Wednesday.

  • Domino's Canada ends contract with North Vancouver pizza franchise

    Domino's Canada has terminated its contract with a North Vancouver, B.C. franchise after two of its fired employees claim they were exploited by their bosses. 

    Domino's Canada ends contract with North Vancouver pizza franchise

    Domino's Canada has terminated its contract with a North Vancouver, B.C. franchise after two of its fired employees claim they were exploited by their bosses.