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April 19, 2018 4:39 PM NASA’s Tess spacecraft embarks on ‘Goldilocks’ planet search

Discoveries by Tess will bring us closer to answering age-old questions such as ‘Does life exist beyond Earth?’ The most promising candidates will be studied by bigger, more powerful observatories of the future, including NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, due to launch in another few years as the heir to Hubble. These telescopes will scour the planets’ 13

April 17, 2018 3:47 PM Resource and tech sectors help boost stocks in Toronto

Resource and technology stocks helped boost Canada’s main stock index in late-morning trading, while U.S. market were solidly higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 80.54 points to 15,380.92, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 266.86 points to 24,839.90. The S&P 500 index was up 28.44 points to 2,706.28 and the Nasdaq 11

April 16, 2018 8:26 PM Netflix original shows lure more new subscribers than expected

Netflix Inc.'s blitz of new programming attracted a surprisingly high 7.4 million new customers from January to March, reassuring investors who are betting the video streaming pioneer's massive spending will fuel growth around the world. Shares of Netflix jumped more than seven per cent in after-hours trading on Monday to $330.30 US. They are up 65 per cent this year. Wall Street 14

March 30, 2018 6:25 PM Trump planning to roll back gas mileage standards

Obama had brought in new regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution The Trump administration is expected to announce soon that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards that were a pillar in the Obama administration's plans to combat climate change. It's not clear whether the announcement will include a specific 12

March 30, 2018 2:57 PM 1 in 4 anglophone Canadians have cut the cord on TV, survey suggests

One in four anglophone Canadians have cut the cord and no longer pay for a traditional TV service, while just over half are Netflix users, a report by the Media Technology Monitor suggests. Based on telephone surveys with 4,156 Canadians conducted by Forum Research Inc. between Sept. 27, 2017 and Dec. 8, 2017, 73 per cent of respondents said they had a TV subscription 13

March 23, 2018 4:26 PM Stock markets slip further as trade-war fears lead to weekly losses

Analysts warn impact of new U.S. tariffs will hit equities harder than global economy North American markets headed mostly lower on Friday afternoon, failing to bounce back from steep losses this week as concerns about the start of a potential global trade war between the world's two biggest economies put a cap on overall gains. China responded to U.S. President 35

March 23, 2018 1:17 PM Stock markets fall across the board as trade war fears lead to weekly losses

Analysts warn the impact of new U.S. tariffs will hit equities harder than the global economy North American markets headed lower on Friday afternoon, failing to bounce back from steep losses this week as concerns about the start of a potential trade war and the risk of the U.S. government shutting down put a cap on overall gains. China, the world's 118

March 20, 2018 6:38 PM Oilsands alliance aiming to cut down on reliance for steam, a major greenhouse emissions source

Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance says the generation of steam leads to almost 80 per cent of the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions. Canada generates about 1.8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and the oilsands contribute about 9.3 per cent of that total — the Alberta government has set a hard cap of 100 million tonnes per year, which 15

March 19, 2018 5:29 PM Uber suspends self-driving vehicle testing after pedestrian death in Phoenix suburb

Uber said on Twitter that it is “fully co-operating” with the investigation after one of its vehicles in autonomous mode struck and killed a woman in Arizona. It is believed to be the first death involving a self-driving car. FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.—Uber suspended all of its self-driving testing Monday after what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian 13

March 18, 2018 1:11 PM Canada loses in overtime to U.S. in Paralympic hockey gold-medal game

The game was a spectacular showcase for the sport and closed the curtain on the Pyeongchang Paralympics, which wrapped up Sunday. Canada’s Para team, which last won gold in 2006 in Turin, came oh so close to the top of the podium. Bridges scored at 12:06 in the first, firing a pass from Ben Delaney into the top corner. Canadian coach Ken Babey, who leaned 13