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TORONTO - The recently named winner of a prestigious Gairdner award and five other leaders from the field of medicine will be inducted Thursday into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. The inductees...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 20:18
OPAL, Wyo. - A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub. Lincoln County spokesman Stephen Malik says there are no reports of...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 20:18
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Warren Buffett says he disapproves of Coca-Cola's highly contested pay plan for its executives. Buffett, whose company is the beverage maker's largest shareholder, called the plan "...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 20:18
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 per cent increase in advertising revenue. It...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 20:18
SAO PAULO - Brazil's president signed into law on Wednesday a "Bill of Rights" for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility by barring...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 20:18
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ronald McDonald has a new look, and he's ready for a selfie. McDonald's said Wednesday its famous spokesclown will take an active role on social media for the first time, using the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 20:17
WINNIPEG - Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney says the Manitoba government should apologize for a controversial immigration event two years ago. Kenney says the province's NDP government used...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 20:17
VICTORIA - McDonald's Canada says temporary foreign workers are a necessary ingredient in the fast-food chain's business model, but until the company satisfies itself and Canadians that it doesn't...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 20:17
QUEBEC - Philippe Couillard was sworn in as Quebec premier on Wednesday and immediately warned that the time has come for hard economic decisions. The Liberal premier may feel emboldened in...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 20:17
EDMONTON - A judge has ruled that an Alberta law dealing with birth certificates violates the rights of transgender people. The ruling comes a week after Premier Dave Hancock announced changes will...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 20:17
OTTAWA - The federal government announced an aggressive — some say unrealistic — plan Wednesday to phase out within three years tens of thousands of older tank cars used to transport oil and ethanol...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 20:16
HALIFAX - The CEO of Nova Scotia utility company Emera is dismissing reports from Newfoundland and Labrador that the $7.7-billion Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project is already over budget and could...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 20:16
PENTICTON, B.C. - When a retired police officer from Summerland, B.C., left his job after 25 years, he hardly imagined fighting for his little granddaughter to be given marijuana. Chris Nuessler,...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:25
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:23
PHOENIX - A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed said Wednesday she has reached a tentative settlement with the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:22
BRAMPTON, Ont. - Loblaw spinoff Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:CHP.UN) delivered first-quarter results on Wednesday that it says are in line with forecasts it made last summer....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:22
OTTAWA - Thousands of Canadians have signed an online petition urging Conservative senators to put the boots to the government's Fair Elections Act. More than 46,000 people have signed the petition...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:21
WINNIPEG - Criminal charges have been recommended following a peewee hockey brawl in Winnipeg, but police say they haven't decided if there will be any arrests. Const. Jason Michalyshen said...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:09
CALGARY - Even in death stabbing victim Lawrence Hong's keen sense of fashion shone through. Many people attending the University of Calgary student's funeral Wednesday emulated his style by wearing...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:08
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 per cent and split its stock for the first time in nine years. The commitment...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:07
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The price of oil slipped Wednesday as a government report showed U.S. oil supplies rose more than expected last week. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery fell 31...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:07
MONTREAL - French train manufacturer Alstom is eliminating about 150 full-time positions, or more than half the workforce, at its Montreal plant as it transfers activities to Europe. The company,...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:07
TORONTO - Canada said Wednesday it was phasing out the type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a town in Quebec, killing 47...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:06
TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (14,533.39 down 22.58 points): MGM Energy Corp. (TSX:...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:06
OTTAWA - Federal opposition parties are demanding to know where the country's CF-18s are headed in eastern Europe and what they'll be doing as tension rises throughout the region. Russia threatened...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:05
TORONTO - Residential consumers will still see their hydro bills go up, even though the governing Liberals are planning to remove the controversial debt retirement charge from their monthly...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:05
VANCOUVER - Job action by B.C. teachers wasn't supposed to affect students, but about 10 school districts cancelled recess on the first day of a limited strike across the province. B.C. Teachers...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:05
HALIFAX - A new review process for school closures would remove the surprise element for parents while including the community in future decisions, Nova Scotia's education minister says. Karen Casey...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18:04
VANCOUVER - A Dutch man accused of surreptitiously capturing webcam footage of British Columbia teen Amanda Todd, as well as dozens of other victims around the world, won't necessarily have to wait...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:57
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Four firefighters were injured Wednesday following an explosion and wall collapse during a massive blaze at a warehouse in Mississauga, Ont. Fire Chief John McDougall said one of...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:56
CALGARY - A Calgary man has been charged with voyeurism and luring a 14-year-old girl through the Internet. Earlier this month, a 14-year-old girl complained about inappropriate text messages being...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:56
TORONTO - As more Canadians turn to online shopping, FedEx hopes an agreement to open shipping centres at Home Hardware Stores Ltd. will help it grab a larger piece of the growing e-commerce market....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:54
HONOLULU, Hawaii - The head of Maui's main airport says a 15-year-old stowaway aboard a flight from San Jose had no clue he was in Maui after jumping from a jetliner's wheel well to the tarmac. Maui...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:54
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - With its economy continuing to improve, New Zealand on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in six weeks, to 3 per cent. New Zealand is forging...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:53
WASHINGTON - The head of the National Transportation Safety Board says the Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:53
OTTAWA - Canada is sending a message to Russia by deploying up to 500 people to monitor Ukraine's presidential election next month, a Harper government cabinet minister said Wednesday. Employment...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:52
OTTAWA - The federal government is planning more pension plan changes, this time affecting Crown corporations and federally regulated firms. Sources say the government will announce Thursday the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:52
HALIFAX - Defence lawyers for two teens accused of child pornography in the Rehtaeh Parsons case said Wednesday they want a senior Crown prosecutor to explain why, days after her death, Nova Scotia's...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:51
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The owner of a Pennsylvania company that makes steel-processing equipment has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on a charge he conspired to illegally sell an $800,000...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:09
NEW BERLIN, N.Y. - Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750 million investment from investment firm TPG Capital to help fund its growth. The privately-held food company said Wednesday that as...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:07
TORONTO - After nearly two decades, an Ontario court has dismissed the last two lawsuits involving the Bre-X Minerals scandal, which resulted in investors losing an estimated $1 billion. In a ruling...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:06
OMAHA, Neb. - Investor Warren Buffett says most stocks are trading at reasonable prices even though the market has soared this year. Buffett said on CNBC Wednesday that thinks stocks are generally...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:06
TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed slightly lower Wednesday amid better than expected February retail sales. The loonie was down 0.03 of a cent to 90.65 cents US as Statistics Canada said retail...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:06
PLEASANTON, Calif. - Safeway is posting a net loss for the first quarter due to higher costs and acquisition expenses. The grocery-store chain is being acquired by an investment group in a deal worth...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:05
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed lower Wednesday amid positive earnings news and signs of weakening Chinese growth. The S New York indexes were also in the red as other data showed sales of...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:05
HALIFAX - A new funding board would replace a controversial business loans program in Nova Scotia under legislation introduced Wednesday by the government that the Liberals say keeps a campaign...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:05
MONTREAL - Montreal's business community urged Finance Minister Joe Oliver on Wednesday to "reconsider" Ottawa's efforts to create a national securities regulator. "All solutions that will be chosen...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:04
OTTAWA - Jason Kenney is defending the government's controversial temporary foreign workers program even as a major fast-food chain freezes its participation and a respected economist casts fresh...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:03
VANCOUVER - Dutch prosecutors says the possible extradition of a man accused of using the Internet to target underage girls, including B.C. teen Amanda Todd, won't necessarily have to wait until...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:48
WINNIPEG - Criminal charges have been recommended following a peewee hockey brawl in Winnipeg, but police say they haven't decided if there will be any arrests. Const. Jason Michalyshen says Crown...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:48
WASHINGTON - Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. The Woonsocket, R.I.-based manufacturer has received 22 reports of...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:47
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:47
IOWA CITY, Iowa - One of six Chinese businessmen charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets of U.S.-based corn seed manufacturers for a Chinese competitor has been released from custody pending...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:47
CALGARY - Nexen Energy, the Calgary-based oil and gas company acquired by Chinese state-owned firm CNOOC Ltd. last year, says it's replacing its CEO. The company says Kevin Reinhart is departing...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:47
TORONTO - Celestica Inc. (TSX:CLS) is making progress on adjusting its worldwide manufacturing capabilities to satisfy a more diversified base of customers in the semiconductor, solar-energy and...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:47
WASHINGTON - Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by U.S. government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:46
WASHINGTON - Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by U.S. government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:46
LARKSPUR, Calif. - Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area and then reburied...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:46
MOSCOW - The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:46
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start. The Commerce...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:46
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by the European Union alleging that U.S. tobacco company R.J. Reynolds sponsored cigarette smuggling in Europe. The 2nd U.S. Circuit...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:45
The April 24, 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh killed more than 1,100 people and brought worldwide attention to production practices used to create affordable fashion staples. A...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:45
CALGARY - A gasoline price spike is to be expected around this time of year as refineries prepare for the summer driving season, but there are some factors making this year's pre-Victoria Day bump...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:45
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved a permit for a proposed $375 million high-voltage power line that would run through the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield, a site in the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:45
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:44
CALGARY - Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG) has signed an agreement to buy CanEra Energy Corp., a privately held oil and gas producer in southeast Saskatchewan, in a deal valued at $1.1 billion,...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:44
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:44
KITIMAT, B.C. - Councillors in Kitimat, B.C., have voted to officially oppose the Enbridge (TSX:ENB) Northern Gateway pipeline project — but they aren't rejecting further plans to move Alberta oil...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:44
SASKATOON - Saskatchewan has a new customer for the province's potash. A contract with Bangladesh worth US$40 million will see Canpotex Ltd. supply 120,000 metric tonnes of potash to the Asian...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:43
EDMONTON - Hog producers want more help from Ottawa to deal with a virus detected in four provinces that has already killed millions of baby pigs in the United States. Ideas include federal funding...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:43
FREDERICTON - Spring flooding has already caused millions of dollars in damage to New Brunswick's roads and bridges, the province's transportation minister said Wednesday. Claude Williams said crews...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:43
OTTAWA - The federal New Democrats want to see Canadian Forces peacekeepers on the ground in the Central African Republic to prevent genocide. Paul Dewar, the NDP's foreign affairs critic, urged the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:43
WINNIPEG - Manitoba became the latest province to sign on to the federal government's Canada Job Grant Wednesday. The agreement calls for the province to receive $18 million a year for a variety of...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:42
SASKATOON - The Saskatchewan government says it will put up another $20 million to add beds to the yet-to-be-built children's hospital. Health Minister Dustin Duncan says the extra money will...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:42
EDMONTON - Alberta RCMP say they've charged a woman following a claim that a man was plotting a terrorist act in Edmonton The Mounties say information about a terrorist threat was recently sent in an...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:18
HARTFORD, Conn. - An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing in June after...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:18
WASHINGTON - French economist Thomas Piketty and his research partners have transformed the wealth gap debate by popularizing the concept of a financially elite 1 per cent. They framed the issue of...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:18
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International says three of its directors will not stand for re-election this year as it pursues the acquisition of Botox maker Allergan, which has adopted a "poison pill"...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:17
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - In a story April 22 about Discover Financial earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company plans to launch a direct checking service next year. The...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 14:41
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's agriculture minister has announced legislative changes to allow an interim board to replace the indebted commission that runs the Provincial Exhibition and a harness racing...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 14:38
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Web portal AOL Inc. says it will license full-length movies from Miramax for free viewing with advertisements by its U.S. visitors. AOL didn't say which movies it would offer but...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 14:06
ANTIGONISH, N.S. - The head of a five-member panel that produced a report calling for urgent action to improve Nova Scotia's economy says he's pleased with the reaction to its findings. Ray Ivany...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 14:04
HALIFAX - A new convention centre scheduled to open in Halifax in 2016 would have a new corporate management structure under legislation introduced by the Nova Scotia government. Under the new...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 14:04
CALGARY - The Alberta Court of Appeal has refused to overturn a Calgary psychiatrist's three convictions for sexually assaulting his court-appointed patients. Dr. Aubrey Levin (luh-VEEN') was found...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:36
CARACAS, Venezuela - Staring through a glass storefront at the Sambil shopping mall, Aleimar Sanchez sees more than a struggling business in the near-empty shelves of a Casio electronics store. She...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:22
OTTAWA - The Mounties say paramedics were called to the prime minister's official residence on the weekend in response to a medical call. Reports say on Saturday night, Ottawa's emergency services...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:21
FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's Liberal Opposition leader says he would lower the entry point for early French immersion programs to Grade 1 or kindergarten if his party forms government after the next...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:21
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - The family of a worker who died at the Suncor oilsands development in northern Alberta says he had just earned his electrician's ticket and was excited about his new skills....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:06
MCLEAN, Va. - Gannett Co. said Wednesday that its first-quarter net profit dropped 43 per cent, pulled down by restructuring costs, but its adjusted profit managed to beat Wall Street predictions by...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:05
OMAHA, Neb. - Norfolk Southern's first-quarter profit fell 18 per cent as severe winter weather slowed the railroad's shipments and coal revenue dropped 15 per cent. The Norfolk, Virginia, railroad...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:05
OTTAWA - The Russian invasion of Crimea is making Alberta's oil and gas more attractive in European capitals, says Poland's ambassador to Canada. Poland supports the idea of importing Canadian oil...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:04
EDMONTON - A provincial spokeswoman says a government-wide memo directing political involvement in freedom-of-information requests never took root. Kathleen Range of Service Alberta says she doesn't...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:04
DALLAS - Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel. Delta's first-quarter profit beat expectations and underscored how most big...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:50
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:50
Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines —...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:50
TORONTO - Sherritt International Corp. (TSX:S) urged shareholders on Wednesday to be wary of dissident shareholder George Armoyan and his attempt to join the company's board of directors along with...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:50
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division. The layoffs will occur over the next 60 days....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:50
OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver and his predecessor have been fond of trumpeting Canada's economic and job creation performance since the recession, claiming it is unequalled among the Group of...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:49
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease. "Today we advance a very basic...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:17
WASHINGTON - French economist Thomas Piketty and his research partners have transformed the wealth gap debate by popularizing the concept of a financially elite 1 per cent. They framed the issue of...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:17