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July 19, 2018 6:06 PM EBay rattles investors already spooked by threat of Amazon

SEATTLE—EBay Inc. rattled investors by trimming its annual revenue forecast, signalling that the online marketplace is losing momentum as the critical holiday season approaches. Shares dropped 6.6 per cent in early trading Thursday, with investors also concerned about slow customer growth. The reduced revenue projection, on top of lacklustre sales for the second 6

July 19, 2018 10:00 AM Debit, credit card spending reflects slowing retail sales: Report

All provinces saw spending growth with the exception of Newfoundland, which experienced a decrease of 2.4 per cent. British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario were the only three provinces to outpace the Canadian average, realizing year-over-year increases of 4.6 per cent, 4.2 per cent and 3.4 per cent. “Looking at our data from the last three years, we’ve 7

July 16, 2018 9:39 PM Hundreds of Canadian glaciers shrinking, study finds

The Canadian Arctic is experiencing some of the fastest climate warming anywhere on Earth. The annual average temperature on Ellesmere Island has increased by 3.6 degrees. Data from other points in the Arctic suggest rising temperatures mean the elevation needed for snow to last through the summer has risen by 300 metres. White found most of Ellesmere’s 9

July 11, 2018 11:31 AM Bank of Canada expected to raise interest rate thanks to strong economic numbers

The central bank’s rate decision arrives as Canada faces significant trade-related uncertainties, including stalled NAFTA talks, U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs and the threat of more duties on the automotive sector. Poloz recently said the impacts of the U.S.-Canada trade dispute would figure prominently in the bank’s decision-making process for today’s 10

July 7, 2018 4:07 PM Toronto police chief launches probe after officer pens scathing letter blaming mayor for rising gun violence

“Right now, there are conflicting points between what has been reported in the media and what our investigation has uncovered,” Saunders said in a statement Friday night. Saunders’ statement did not name the officer, but he has been identified as Sgt. Mark Hayward. The officer will face disciplinary action if the investigation concludes that there was misconduct 11

June 25, 2018 3:30 PM Bombardier, union reach new collective agreement for Toronto workers

Bombardier says it has reached new three-year collective agreements with more than 2,100 production and office workers at its operations in Toronto. The contracts cover workers represented by Unifor Local 112 who work at Bombardier’s Downsview plant and Local 673 who work in technical office and clerical positions. Bombardier assembles its Q400 turboprop 9

June 22, 2018 10:30 AM Devious characters, grisly crimes mark the newest crop of mystery books

As narrators go, Finn, this novel’s principal teller of the tale, a wealthy English investment advisor, is reliable enough, though he may be withholding some details. At any rate, it seems he was serious about marrying a young woman named Layla until a dozen years ago when she vanished without a clue. The years pass, and Finn, still reliable but also still 13

June 17, 2018 2:10 PM Illinois man, 61, dead after race car crashes at Ontario motorsport park

Man lost control of his race car after turning a corner, it left the track and hit a wall A 61-year-old Illinois man is dead after he lost control of his race car and crashed into a tire barrier at a Formula 5000 race in Bowmanville, Ont. on Saturday, Durham police say. The crash occurred at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, 3233 Concession Road 10, at about 9

June 14, 2018 12:50 PM Conflicting accounts over whether Wettlaufer was on a 'do not hire' list under maiden name, inquiry hears

Killer nurse confessed to killing 8 patients in her care and trying to kill or injure 6 others A public inquiry looking into how Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to kill eight elderly patients in her care heard conflicting accounts Thursday about whether the ex-nurse was on a "do not hire" list used by one of Canada's largest nursing home owners early in her career 10

June 12, 2018 4:55 PM 58-year-old cyclist killed in collision with flatbed truck at Bloor and St. George

Police were called to the intersection of St. George St. and Bloor St. W. around 12 p.m. Tuesday by the report of a collision between a cyclist and a truck. When emergency services arrived, the woman was found without vital signs, and pronounced dead shortly after. Paramedics originally said they believed her to be in her 20s, but police later confirmed 15