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KITCHENER, Ont. - An Ontario woman who had been accused of poisoning eight children and an adult with eyedrops has pleaded guilty in four of the cases. Brendan Crawley of the attorney general’s...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 20:35
MONTREAL - A former Transport Quebec engineer says he was routinely bribed by construction and engineering firms in exchange for help with lucrative government contracts. Guy Hamel told the...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 20:35
SAN FRANCISCO - Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 20:35
WASHINGTON - The freight railroad industry says only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent most collisions and derailments by the deadline set by...
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Online dating service Zoosk is filing for an initial public offering worth as much as $100 million. The company says its Behavioral Matchmaking engine gathers data about users as...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 20:35
HAVANA - Cuba on Wednesday published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island, but provides less...
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ALBANY, N.Y. - An official familiar with the investigation said the New York Attorney General's Office has issued subpoenas to six firms and sent a letter to another for details about split-second...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 20:35
NEW YORK, N.Y. - American Express said Wednesday its net income climbed in the first quarter, helped by higher spending by its cardholders even as cold winter weather gripped much of the country. The...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 20:35
___ Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines NEW YORK (AP) — Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs, but higher prices actually have been good for business. Fuel now...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 20:34
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Oil rose just a penny Wednesday as worries about upheaval in Ukraine offset the dampening effect of a huge increase in U.S. oil supplies. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for...
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DETROIT - Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group...
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exasperated by weaker demand in...
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WASHINGTON - Two House Democrats said Wednesday they are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged...
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VICTORIA - A report by British Columbia's ombudsperson says the provincial government has lacked oversight of an environmental regulation meant to protect the areas that border rivers, lakes and...
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TRURO, N.S. - The Nova Scotia government says a company will start next week disposing of two million litres of treated hydraulic fracturing waste water held in Debert. Environment Minister Randy...
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TORONTO - Jim Flaherty was remembered Wednesday with equal measures of laughter and tears as Canada's political elite gathered to set aside their partisan differences and pay their final respects to...
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MONTREAL - A judge ruled Wednesday that the accused in Quebec's 2012 election night shooting should have access to a state-funded lawyer. Justice Guy Cournoyer said the court believes having proper...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:43
BERLIN - The head of Germany's biggest media company says he is afraid of Google and wants the company to become more transparent. Mathias Doepfner, the chairman of Axel-Springer SE, accuses Google...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:42
TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (14,446.52 up 142.60 points): Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:42
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Gap Inc. announced Wednesday it plans to more than triple sales in China in three years as it seeks to grab a bigger piece of the overall $1.4 trillion global clothing market. The...
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MCLEAN, Va. - Capital One Financial Corp. says its first-quarter profit edged up, even as income it receives from lending slipped. After the market closed Wednesday, McLean, Va.-based Capital One...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:42
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Reynolds American has elected board member and former leader Susan Cameron as president and CEO of the tobacco company. Cameron previously served as president and chief...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:42
OTTAWA - NATO has laid out plans to beef up its presence in eastern Europe, and Canada is noticeably absent from the list of countries that have acknowledged they'll send military forces. Anders Fogh...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:41
QUEBEC - Pauline Marois bid a tearful goodbye to politics on Wednesday, saying she has no regrets and that Quebecers will always fight to get a country. In a political career that spanned more than...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:41
REGINA - A new report says Saskatchewan's Crown corporations had substantially higher net earnings last year. The Crowns reported net earnings of $566 million in 2013, up $128 million from 2012. But...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:41
REGINA - A new report says Saskatchewan's Crown corporations had substantially higher net earnings last year. The Crowns reported net earnings of $566 million in 2013, up $128 million from 2012. But...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:41
OTTAWA - Public-opinion research contracted by Ottawa suggests the pro-resource-development Conservative government has not yet convinced Canadians of the national benefits of the energy industry....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:40
TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne likes to paint the Progressive Conservatives as the instigators of labour unrest, but she's the one waging war, union leaders said Wednesday. Six public sector unions...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:40
TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne likes to paint the Progressive Conservatives as the instigators of labour unrest, but she's the one waging war, union leaders said Wednesday. Six public sector unions...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:40
OTTAWA - Nothing to see here, move along. That was gist of the response Canada's information commissioner received when, during the course of a recent investigation, she asked the Department of...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:39
OTTAWA - Nothing to see here, move along. That was gist of the response Canada's information commissioner received when, during the course of a recent investigation, she asked the Department of...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:39
WINNIPEG - Manitoba's first-ever televised criminal proceeding Wednesday offered viewers a striking contrast — explicit facts about a violent relationship presented in a staid, formal manner....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:05
Rain, melting snow and ice jams forced waters in parts of Eastern Canada to rise Wednesday, submerging roads, filling basements and prompting hundreds to be evacuated from their homes as officials...
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:04
OTTAWA - Police have charged a 19-year-old man from London, Ont., in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from the Canada Revenue Agency website. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested at his...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:04
WASHINGTON - The Keystone XL pipeline issue has created a tiff between a former U.S. president and the Canadian government. The Prime Minister's Office reacted swiftly Wednesday to a letter signed by...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:04
TORONTO - A selection of quotes from Wednesday's funeral tributes to former finance minister Jim Flaherty. --- "As a human being, he was the complete package." — Prime Minister Stephen Harper --- "...
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EDMONTON - The Alberta government has introduced a bill to overhaul pension plans affecting more than 200,000 public sector workers. Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Cal Dallas introduced the bill...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:03
TORONTO - Here is a text of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's tribute at the funeral of former finance minister Jim Flaherty, as provided by the Prime Minister's Office: Gov. Gen. Johnston, Lt. Gov....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:03
CALGARY - Ernie Hagel has had plenty of experience with death during his 43 years as a funeral director, but he's struggling to deal with the loss of one of his promising young employees. Jordan...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 17:49
TORONTO - Out-of-pocket health expenses rose sharply from 1997 to 2009, with low-income households taking the hardest hit, a new study from Statistics Canada reveals. Low-income households saw their...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 17:49
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market registered a strong advance Wednesday amid signs that economic growth in China held up better than expected in the first quarter. The S "A lot of investors were...
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TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed lower Wednesday after the Bank of Canada said it was keeping its key rate unchanged and cut its forecast for first-quarter economic growth. The loonie was off 0....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 17:48
QUEBEC - Pauline Marois says she has no regrets about anything as she bids farewell to a political career that spanned more than 30 years. The outgoing Quebec premier says she is very proud of her...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 17:47
NEWMARKET, Ont. - A woman accused in the killing of her mother and attempted murder of her father during an apparent home invasion told police she could not explain why the intruders didn't shoot her...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:54
REGINA - A 15-year-old boy is facing charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon after four people were injured in a stabbing at a mall in downtown Regina. Police say a teenager entered...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:53
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal charges. A LOSS: The Charlotte, N.C., bank reported a loss applicable to...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:53
WASHINGTON - Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:53
WASHINGTON - Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:53
FORT NELSON, B.C. - British Columbia government officials have been kicked out of a First Nations forum on liquefied natural gas over the government's decision to exempt most of the gas produced in...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:52
NEW YORK, N.Y. - After a nearly 20-year absence, Italian car maker Alfa Romeo is returning to the U.S. market. Alfa CEO Harald Wester said Wednesday the company plans to ship around 100 4C sports...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:52
WASHINGTON - A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided. Ten of the Fed's 12 regions...
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LONDON - A jury Wednesday cleared former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick of all fraud charges related to a loans-for-shares scheme that preceded the bank's 2009 collapse. The 65-year-old...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:52
WASHINGTON - A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided. Ten of the Fed's 12 regions...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:52
WASHINGTON - U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture,...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:52
WASHINGTON - U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture,...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:52
OTTAWA - Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says he has not ruled out a future cut to interest rates despite evidence disinflationary pressures appear to be waning and his belief that the global...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:51
TOKYO - The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application. Mt. Gox said Wednesday the Tokyo District Court decided the...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:51
Stocks are higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy. The Standard The Dow Jones industrial average rose 162...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:51
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - President Jose Mujica says his wealth adds up to $322,883. Nearly a third of that is cash, kept in three bank accounts that Uruguay's leader didn't previously declare. Mujica's...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:50
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE King Digital Entertainment Plc, up 60 cents to $18.03 The...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:50
FRESNO, Calif. - Advocates for the grey wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state...
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - After a nearly 20-year absence, Italian car maker Alfa Romeo is returning to the U.S. market. Alfa CEO Harald Wester says the company plans to ship around 100 4C sports cars to the U...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:50
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:50
TORONTO - Sherritt International Corp. (TSX:S) is facing criticism from a new source — Takota Asset Management Inc., a private investment firm that counts the mining company among its largest...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:49
Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK) announced a new friendly deal Wednesday valued at $3.9 billion that will see the gold miner acquired by Yamana Gold and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. The offer for the company...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:49
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:49
MOSCOW - Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government buildings in...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:48
VANCOUVER - A Vancouver councillor says the issue of whales and dolphins at the city's aquarium should be addressed through a question on the municipal election ballot. Green party Coun. Adrianne...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:48
HALIFAX - An apparent mechanical problem on the restored Bluenose II left Nova Scotia's tourism minister unable to say Wednesday whether the schooner will be able to sail this spring as hoped. Michel...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:47
TORONTO - It's "outrageously irresponsible" for celebrities like Jenny McCarthy to encourage parents not to immunize their children against potentially deadly diseases, Ontario Health Minister Deb...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:47
WINNIPEG - Manitoba flood officials say the prolonged cold spring is making flooding more likely for a few homes in Winnipeg. The Red River is cresting upstream from the capital, but ice hasn't...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:47
FREDERICTON - The company at the centre of a fracking controversy in New Brunswick said Wednesday it hopes to drill four test wells next year that will help determine the location of shale gas...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:46
FREDERICTON - The company at the centre of a fracking controversy in New Brunswick said Wednesday it hopes to drill four test wells next year that will help determine the location of shale gas...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:46
WINNIPEG - Manitoba's top judges are designating courtrooms where video cameras will be allowed to record — a move they say is unique in Canada. Chief Justice Glenn Joyal with the Court of Queen's...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 15:21
RICHMOND, Va. - The nation's top cigarette makers said Tuesday they have made about $6 billion in annual payments as part of a longstanding settlement in which some companies are paying states for...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 15:21
The price of oil fell Tuesday ahead of talks aimed at defusing tensions over Ukraine and the latest report on U.S. oil supplies. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery slid 30 cents...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 15:20
MONTREAL - Rio Tinto says its global iron ore production reached a record for the first quarter as strong output in Australia more than offset weakness at the Iron Ore Company of Canada, which was...
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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws while there's still a window for Congress to pass...
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OTTAWA - Stakeholders are disappointed that the Conservative government has declared its massive new federal-provincial infrastructure project open for business — with nary a mention of...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 15:20
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's largest health authority says it has scheduled meetings with about 150 unionized registered nurses to discuss their part in a recent illegal strike. The Nova Scotia Labour...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 15:20
HALIFAX - The definition of a single word — community — is at the heart of an unusual case involving a Canadian soldier seeking compensation to cover the $88,000 he lost on the sale of his home when...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 15:20
OTTAWA - A Toronto-area refugee says his efforts to build a new life in Canada are being stymied by the federal government's lingering — but long discredited — suspicions about his past. In a rare...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 15:20
CALGARY - Calgary police say the son of one of their own is a suspect in the worst mass murder in the city's history, a bloody and baffling attack on a group of university students at a house party....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 14:08
MONTREAL - Several rivers have overflowed their banks in Quebec, forcing evacuations in multiple locations. A seniors' residence has been evacuated because of flooding of the Sainte- Anne River in...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 14:08
BEIJING, China - CORRECTION: China's economic growth slows to 7.4 per cent, slowest since third quarter of 2012.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 14:08
DETROIT - The Detroit pension fund that covers all retirees except former police officers and firefighters says it has reached a tentative agreement with the bankrupt city. Tina Bassett, a...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 14:08
VANCOUVER - The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia says that it will be informing customers within the next 90 days whether they have been billed the wrong amount due to database errors. The...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 14:07
DETROIT - General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 14:07
BEIJING, China - China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 14:07
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honour the pony car's 50th anniversary. The company will only build 1,964 special cars, honouring the year the Mustang first went on...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 14:06
TOKYO - Shares rose Wednesday in Asia, led by Japan's Nikkei 225 index, as investors largely shrugged off news that China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 24 years in the first quarter. The...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 14:06
SAN FRANCISCO - A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 14:05
BURNABY, B.C. - Ten groups in B.C. are receiving $2 million in provincial-government funding so they can help children and youth without families find permanent homes. Children's Minister Stephanie...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 14:05
MONTREAL - Supermarket chain Metro beat analyst expectations as it benefited during the second quarter from a "slight" increase in its prices for the first time in a year. The Montreal-based company...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 13:53
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business. In the past six years, airlines have overhauled the way...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 13:53
OMAHA, Neb. - CSX railroad expects to deliver modest profit growth this year, but the impact of the severe winter will linger into the second quarter. Officials with the railroad said on a conference...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 13:53
TORONTO - More than 42 per cent of anglophone Canadians now own a tablet and most are increasingly choosing one of Apple's iPads, suggests a report by the Media Technology Monitor. Tablet ownership...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 13:53
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's provincial government has picked Altius Minerals Inc. (TSX:ALS) and its Chinese partners to hold exclusive final-stage negotiations for rights to the...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 13:53