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September 18, 2018 4:41 PM Visa, Mastercard reach $6.2 billion settlement on swipe fees

NEW YORK—Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. agreed to pay as much as $6.2 billion to end a long-running price-fixing case brought by merchants over card fees, the largest-ever class action settlement of an antitrust case. The total is in line with sums the two companies previously set aside to cover the costs of the litigation, including $5.3 billion already 9

September 18, 2018 3:36 PM PGA to bring Ryder Cup, other top events to Congressional

The PGA of America is bringing its biggest championships to Congressional over the next two decades. Nearly three months after the PGA Tour ended another run outside golf-rich Washington, the PGA of America announced an agreement for the club to host the Women’s PGA Championship twice, the Senior PGA Championship twice, the PGA Championship (2031) and the Ryder 7

September 17, 2018 6:28 PM Ford heads to Washington to talk trade amid NAFTA negotiations

He and Economic Development and Trade Minister Jim Wilson will meet with negotiators to get an update on discussions to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, as a Sept. 30 deadline looms. “I’ll be accompanying the premier to Washington to talk to our negotiating team — Canada’s negotiating team first-hand and Ontario’s people that are there 7

September 14, 2018 3:01 PM Manafort expected to plead guilty before new trial

It’s unclear how the possible deal might affect Manafort’s pursuit of a pardon from U.S. President Donald Trump. The president has signalled that he’s sympathetic to Manafort’s cause, and in comments to Politico, his attorney-spokesman Rudy Giuliani said a plea without a co-operation agreement wouldn’t foreclose the possibility of a pardon. Manafort 14

September 7, 2018 9:39 PM Trump and Trudeau have eyes on upcoming elections as NAFTA talks grind on

It’s said that Canada’s negotiators at the trade talks in Washington explained to the Americans that political priorities would be keeping them away from the table next week — that if Canada ever does reach a deal with the United States in the days and weeks ahead, Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland are going to have to sell the deal to his Liberal 6

September 7, 2018 7:53 PM Boy-band Brockhampton cancels Toronto show, citing Exhibition Place lockout

More than 400 stagehands and technical employees in IATSE Local 58 have been locked out since July 20. The union claims that the city, which owns the facility, wants to contract out IATSE jobs and let Exhibition Place tenants bring in their own workers. The city says it is trying to modernize the venue’s collective agreement to become more competitive 8

September 4, 2018 1:12 AM Trump’s NAFTA threat leaves Trudeau locked in high-stakes game of poker

That’s because Trudeau has leverage, too. It comes, in part, from members of Congress who want Canada in the deal. Trudeau could stand firm if he were willing to bet either that Trump would not submit a Mexico-only agreement to Congress or that Congress would not be willing to approve such an agreement. “I think it’s a dicey congressional atmosphere 20

August 31, 2018 8:27 PM Trade talks end without meeting Donald Trump’s deadline, will resume next week

After the talks ended Friday, Trump sent an official notification to Congress that he intends to enter into a trade agreement with Mexico — “and with Canada if it is willing, in a timely manner, to meet the high standards for free, fair and reciprocal trade contained therein.” Trade experts said Friday was not a deadline of any real significance to Canada 12

August 29, 2018 7:09 PM Packers make Aaron Rodgers NFL’s highest-paid player

Rodgers, a two-time NFL most valuable player, unseats Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan atop the list of the league’s highest-paid players. Ryan agreed to a five-year, $150-million extension with the Falcons in May. His deal surpassed that of Kirk Cousins, who struck a fully guaranteed three-year, $84-million agreement with the Minnesota Vikings 9

August 27, 2018 7:46 PM Canadian auto stocks rally on trade progress between U.S. and Mexico

Canadian automotive stocks rallied Monday after the U.S. and Mexico announced they have reached a bilateral “understanding” on a trade agreement. Shares in companies including Linamar Corp., Magna International Inc. and Martinrea International Inc. were up despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on automotive imports from Canada 28