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CN Rail to be fined for failing to move enough grain
Canadian National Railway will be fined for failing to comply with an order that it move a minimum amount of grain each week, a spokeswoman for federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Wednesday in a move that caught the railway by surprise.
Pictou County butcher ordered to stop slaughtering turkeys
For 36 years, Gordon Fraser has been slaughtering chickens, cattle, pigs and up until recently, turkeys. That’s because the general manager of the Nova Scotia Turkey Producers Marketing Board recently came to his shop and ordered the popular Pictou County
Sponsorship disaproval of NFL Scandals
Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising.
Well Leaks, Not Fracking, Are Linked to Fouled Water
A study of tainted drinking water in areas where natural gas is produced from shale shows that the contamination is most likely caused by leaky wells rather than the process of hydraulic fracturing used to release the gas from the rock.
An Energy Boom Lifts the Heartland
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Waist-high weeds and a crumbling old Chevy mark the entrance to a rust-colored factory complex on the edge of town here, seemingly another monument to the passing of the golden age of American industry.
But deep inside the 14-acre si
Canada posts largest trade surplus since 2008 on record exports
Canada ran up its largest trade surplus since the Great Recession this summer in the latest sign that exports are once again driving the economy.
The merchandise trade surplus reached $2.6-billion in July, up from a revised $1.8-billion surplus in June
Banks: Credit Card Breach at Home Depot
Multiple banks say they are seeing evidence that Home Depot stores may be the source of a massive new batch of stolen credit and debit cards that went on sale this morning in the cybercrime underground. Home Depot says that it is working with banks and la
Ecuador plans first government-issued digital currency
Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar.
Downtown Edmonton's $2.6-billion gamble
Forget Vegas. Albertans will come here to play instead. Multinational companies will consider setting up their headquarters. Everyone from career-minded university graduates to well-off retirees will want to relocate, even NHL players.
US TV-advert buyers hold back as viewers move online
The US television industry has just suffered the first decline in early advertising-buying since the recession. Industry executives attribute part of the fall to the new digital competitors that are starting to steal market share from TV.
TSX hits new all-time high
Canada's benchmark stock index hit a new all-time record high of 15,534 on Wednesday, buoyed by higher commodity prices and despite some shaky corporate profits.
Tattoo removal business booming as inked teens grow up
Tattoos have gone from being something you get in prison or the army to a popular fashion statement. But what's fashionable one decade may appear horribly outdated in the next, and that's causing Canada's tattoo removal industry to boom.
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