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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 But what's fashionable one decade may appear horribly outdated in the next, and that's causing Canada's tattoo removal industry to boom.
Saudi Prince’s Convoy Attacked by Gunmen in Paris
PARIS — The brazen robbery had all the elements of a Hollywood thriller: a commando-style ambush by a group of thieves wielding Kalashnikov rifles, a suitcase stuffed with cash, sensitive diplomatic documents and a likely shaken Saudi prince.
Canada’s first adults-only multiplex opens Friday
Moviegoers can drink beer, wine and cocktails there or while seated in a theatre, with prices ranging from $6.50 for a domestic pint to $9.50 for a two-ounce Candy Appletini. In addition to the usual snacks, food ranging from an artisanal cheese board ($1
Bringing NHL to Seattle is up to city council
In Seattle, it’s not so much about the NBA and the NHL expanding the city’s impressive professional sports landscape. It’s about the messy Memorandum of Understanding and who’s going to be the first tenant in a new building.
G.M. Loses Bid to Dismiss Suit Over Switch
General Motors was unable to persuade a judge in Georgia to dismiss a case that helped set in motion the company’s worldwide recall of 2.6 million cars with a deadly ignition defect and that touched off the worst safety crisis in the automaker’s 106-year
Malaysia Airlines to be taken over by government
Malaysia's state investment company said Friday it plans to make Malaysia Airlines fully government owned, removing it from the country's stock exchange and then restructuring the carrier that is reeling from double disasters.
Alberta economic growth strongest in Canada
Economic growth in Alberta is expected to be the strongest in the country in 2014 and 2015 boosting employment, income and provincial revenues, says the Conference Board of Canada. In its report released Thursday, Alberta Fiscal Snapshot: Promising (But P
The Muddled Road to Overhauling Corporate Taxes
Every loophole has its lover.
That’s why, despite the furor that has erupted over American companies adopting foreign headquarters to reduce their taxes, it is proving so difficult to fix a corporate tax system that most everyone agrees is badly broken
PetroChina billions not paid yet, says Athabasca
Athabasca Oil Corp.’s wait for a $3.2-billion payment by PetroChina to take over its 40 per cent interest in the Dover oilsands project continues. In a second-quarter financial report Wednesday morning, Athabasca said it is still talking to the Chinese gi
Ohio drinking water emergency 'not over yet'
Residents of a large swath of northwestern Ohio are still without drinkable water for a second day Sunday after a dangerous toxin was discovered in an area water treatment plant.
B.C.’s LNG industry facing a possible setback
There is another possible setback for premier Christy Clark's vision of LNG as the fuel for B.C.'s economic future. One of the key players in a Kitimat liquefied natural gas project, Houston-based Apache Corporation has pulled out. Apache has already spen
KSM Gold, Copper Mine Approved For B.C.'s North
VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has granted environmental approval for a proposed $5.3-billion mine in the provinces north, which would tap into one of the largest gold and copper deposits in the world and has already received support fro...
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