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October 1, 2018 3:01 PM Loonie, auto parts stocks up after revamped trade deal with U.S

The Canadian dollar and shares of the country’s major auto parts companies were up in the wake of the tentative trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. The loonie was trading at 78.04 cents (U.S.) shortly after North American stock markets opened, up from an average of 77.25 cents (U.S.) on Friday. Shares of Canada’s largest auto parts company 7

September 25, 2018 4:02 PM Arrest made after MLB stadium employee caught spitting on a pizza he was making

An employee at a Major League Baseball stadium was fired and arrested this weekend after a video appeared to show him spitting on a pizza he prepared at one of the ballpark’s food stands. The video was taken during a Friday game at Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. The employee, clad in a ballpark cap and polo shirt, is seen hocking spit onto a pizza 8

September 24, 2018 1:19 PM Canada’s Barrick in $18B merger to create world’s largest gold miner

Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp. has agreed to buy Randgold Resources for $7.9 billion in stock to create the world’s largest gold miner. Investors will receive 6.128 new Barrick shares for each Randgold share they hold. Shareholders in Barrick will own about 66.6 per cent of the merged company, which will combine Randgold’s African mines with Barrick’s 14

September 20, 2018 11:05 PM Tiger soars with an eagle, shares lead at Tour Championship

Woods still has 54 holes remaining. Two weeks ago, he went from a share of the first-round lead to five shots behind on a course where attacking flags on soft greens was the only option for low scoring. This was more about precision, and Woods felt in total control. He opened with a three-putt bogey from 25 feet, and he twice ran birdie attempts farther 13

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 15

September 17, 2018 5:45 PM Salesforce billionaire Benioff to buy Time magazine, boosting influence

Marc Benioff, the billionaire co-founder of software maker Salesforce.com Inc., is making a play to project his influence far beyond Silicon Valley with the purchase of Time magazine. The 53-year-old entrepreneur and his wife, Lynne, agreed to pay $190 million in cash to Meredith Corp. for the venerable but struggling print publication, stoking comparisons 13

September 14, 2018 7:11 PM Trump wants $200 billion in China tariffs despite talks, sources say

U.S. President Donald Trump instructed aides on Thursday to proceed with tariffs on about $200 billion more in Chinese products despite his Treasury secretary’s attempt to restart talks with Beijing to resolve the trade war, according to four people familiar with the matter. But an announcement of the new round of tariffs has been delayed as the administration 17

September 10, 2018 3:59 AM Ailing orca’s condition not improving, deworming failed, U.S. officials say

VANCOUVER—The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says an attempt to inject a sickly orca whale with an deworming medicine has failed. In an update on Saturday, NOAA confirmed the whale, designated J50, was seen swimming almost a kilometre behind the rest of her family, known as J-Pod. The organization says that her condition did not appear 9

September 7, 2018 10:09 PM Quebec’s Coalition leader promises to expel immigrants who fail to learn French

Legault’s proposal was panned by Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard, who accused his rival of fear-mongering and wanting to “break up families.” He argued that Quebec’s immigration policy has been a success, noting that about 50 per cent of all jobs in recent years have been filled by immigrants. “Immigrants are learning French, and you know where they learn 28

September 7, 2018 8:36 PM Horizons Marijuana first weed ETF to reach $1 billion in assets

Enthusiasm for the fund appears to have cooled somewhat last month, however, as investors pulled money out in six of the seven trading days between Aug. 21 and Aug. 29. They withdrew a total of $15.9 million over that stretch before plowing $14.1 million back in on Aug. 30, bringing the month’s total inflows to $12 million. Meanwhile, buyers in the U.S. have been scooping 18