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January 18, 2018 5:24 PM Ottawa to promise $700 million to Business Development Bank of Canada to spur clean-tech growth

The money is part of the government’s promise to invest $2.3 billion in clean technologies. OTTAWA—The federal government will give $700 million over the next five years to the Business Development Bank of Canada in a bid to grow Canada’s clean-technology industry. The funding is intended to enable the bank to take on more risk, providing high-potential 10

January 14, 2018 9:03 PM Turkey vows imminent strike on Kurdish enclave in Syria

President Erdogan says he expects U.S. 'to support Turkey in its legitimate efforts' to combat terror Turkey's president said Sunday the country will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days" and urged the U.S. to support its efforts. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation against the Afrin enclave 14

January 10, 2018 7:43 PM Diet Coke gets new look, tastes amid sinking sales

Coca-Cola Co. said Wednesday it’s adding a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can, updating the logo and offering the 35-year-old drink in four new flavours. NEW YORK—Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales and the changes will show up in Canada in February. Coca-Cola Co. said Wednesday it's adding a slimmer 15

January 10, 2018 5:12 PM Kodak shares surge as it becomes latest cryptocurrency convert

Kodak is partnering with WENN Digital to launch blockchain technology KodakOne and KodakCoin. NEW YORK—Kodak, which traces its roots to the early days of film-based photography, is getting into the digital licensing and cryptocurrency market as part of a partnership with WENN Digital. The companies are launching blockchain technology with KodakOne and KodakCoin 13

January 5, 2018 6:00 PM Explosive new Trump book blows open feud with Steve Bannon amid fractures in Republican Party

WASHINGTON—The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s very public break with U.S. President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office. The new fissure in an already fractious Republican Party cast doubt on Bannon’s hopes to foment 9

December 20, 2017 10:40 PM NASA unveils 2 finalists for missions to distant worlds

Winning mission would launch in 2025 NASA's next robotic mission to a far-off world may be either landing on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, or a mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that would return samples to Earth. The two finalists in the space agency's New Frontiers Program were announced Wednesday afternoon in a teleconference. The Comet Astrobiology 20

December 13, 2017 5:39 PM Blue Origin launches, lands Mannequin Skywalker with upgraded spacecraft

7th flight of New Shepherd suborbital vehicle used new booster, crew capsule with big windows Private space company Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed an upgraded rocket and a new crew capsule that it bills as having "the largest windows in space." The seventh flight of the company's New Shepard suborbital spacecraft at the company's West Texas 35

December 12, 2017 6:46 AM Uber says 815,000 Canadians affected by data breach as investigation launched

Information taken includes names, email addresses, mobile phone numbers Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced in November. Uber said the information taken includes names, email address, and mobile phone numbers from the accounts, but that its investigation 18

December 12, 2017 6:30 AM New Zealand space launch cancelled due to engine glitch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight. The command to abort came two seconds after the engine of the Rocket Lab Electron rocket fired on its launch pad at Mahia Peninsula on North Island's east coast. There was no immediate explanation 17

December 11, 2017 4:40 PM Lyft starts global expansion with Toronto service launch Tuesday

TORONTO - Ride-hailing service Lyft will launch its service in Toronto on Tuesday, marking its first expansion outside the United States. The addition of Lyft brings increased competition to Uber in Canada's largest city. The company announced plans to expand to Toronto last month, but had not set a date for its start. Lyft will operate between Hamilton 28