September 14, 2018 12:32 AM Volkswagen to stop making iconic Beetle
The compact Beetle was introduced in Germany in 1938 during the Nazi era and came to the U.S. 11 years later, where it became a symbol of utilitarian transportation often used by hippies. The iconic car sold for about 30 years before U.S. sales stopped in 1979. The last of the original bugs was produced in Puebla, Mexico, in 2003. Volkswagen revived 35
January 15, 2018 1:36 PM U.K. construction company Carillion’s collapse puts 43,000 jobs worldwide at risk
Carillion Plc filed for compulsory liquidation after failing in a last-ditch effort to shore up finances and get a government bailout. Carillion Plc, a U.K. construction company with government contracts in everything from hospitals to the HS2 high-speed rail project, filed for compulsory liquidation after failing in a last-ditch effort to shore up finances 41
October 24, 2017 11:56 AM HBC to sell Lord & Taylor flagship store; wins equity injection
Hudson's Bay Co. has a $1-billion deal to sell its Lord & Taylor flagship store in New York to WeWork Cos and team up with the office-sharing business to run its operations in parts of HBC's stores. Toronto-based HBC, which is under pressure from an activist shareholder to monetize its real estate, said Tuesday Rhone Capital, an investor in WeWork, is making 41
October 19, 2017 11:01 PM 'He pushed the door and came into the apartment': Another Quebec actress alleges assault by Gilbert Rozon
Patricia Tulasne says Just For Laughs founder forced himself on her in her home Quebec actress Patricia Tulasne is the latest woman to come forward alleging she was sexually assaulted by Quebec impresario Gilbert Rozon, founder of the Just for Laughs festival. According to Tulasne, the alleged incident happened in her apartment in 1994, when she was 34. After 50
September 16, 2017 9:26 PM Porsche plows into spectators at Idaho car show; 8 hurt
BOISE, Idaho — Authorities say a sports car driver plowed into a crowd of spectators at a Boise, Idaho, car show, injuring eight. Police say the driver of the grey Porsche accelerated rapidly while leaving the Cars and Coffee event but lost control and ran into the nearby crowd. Police say ambulances took six people to hospitals and two others were taken 24
May 5, 2017 11:02 PM Faces of the flood: Personal stories from Quebec's hardest-hit zones
Victims across Quebec say they are ‘tired and fed up’ of continuous rain, rising water levels Record rainfall amounts and fast-rising water levels across southern Quebec have left people in more than 120 municipalities dealing with some of the worst flooding they've seen in decades. By Friday, as some bridges and roads continued to erode and authorities 65
April 21, 2017 1:25 AM Sausage maker who once loaned car to Bryan Adams wins $9.3M
A Port Moody couple is $9.3 million richer after buying a winning ticket for last week's Lotto 6-49 draw. Retirees Marlis and Kurt Gebeshuber collected their giant cheque Thursday, and said they've been playing twice a week for 25 years. The pair also won $2,500 a few years ago, when they had five of their numbers come up. Marlis, a former postal clerk 29
April 13, 2017 6:56 PM Tesla shares jump after Musk reveals timeline for electric semi truck, pickup Add to ..
Tesla Inc.’s plans to pad its lineup of electric cars are taking shape, with Elon Musk sketching out a timeline for the arrival of a semi truck, pickup and sports car. After unveiling the finalized Model 3 sedan in July, Tesla will show a semi truck in September and a pickup in 18 to 24 months, the chief executive officer said in a series of tweets Thursday 27
March 19, 2017 3:01 AM The time Chuck Berry and Keith Richards clashed onstage: 'You're going to have to let me lead'
Chuck Berry, a founding father of rock ‘n’ roll, died Saturday in his native St. Louis, Mo. at the age of 90. But in 1986, on the occasion of his 60th birthday — 31 years after the release of Berry’s signature hit “Maybellene” — then-Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn witnessed an onstage clash during a rehearsal and concert in St. Louis between two rock legends 33
March 17, 2017 5:20 PM Tesla raises $1.2-billion, 20 per cent more than planned Add to ..
Tesla Inc said on Friday it had raised about $1.2-billion, roughly 20 per cent more than it had planned, by selling common shares and convertible debt, ahead of the launch of the crucial Model 3 sedan. The company, led by Elon Musk, said it sold 1.3 million common shares at $262 apiece to raise $350-million and that it raised another $850-million though 25