Skip to content
2.1 °Cforecast >
Cloudy

National Business

China's Recon buys $100M majority stake in Millennium Films

HONG KONG — A Chinese wire and cable maker is buying independent studio Millennium Films, which produced "Rambo" and "The Expendables." It's the latest acquisition in China's overseas shopping spree for entertainment companies.
Asian stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears, strong yen

Asian stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears, strong yen

TOKYO — Asian markets slipped in muted trading Friday amid worries over U.S. trade policies that may affect regional economies. A stronger yen weighed on Japan's exporters. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.
Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations

Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations

MEXICO CITY — Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S.
Sessions: US to continue use of privately run prisons

Sessions: US to continue use of privately run prisons

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signalled Thursday his strong support for the federal government's continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use.

Toronto stock market continues slide, major New York indexes mixed

TORONTO — Canada's largest stock market continued its second day of declines Thursday while major American indexes were mixed, as investors seek more clarity on several developments in the United States including the economic policies of President Do

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,781.20 down 49.02 points) : First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Down 99 cents, or 6.50 per cent, to $14.23 on 11.2 million shares.

American Apparel won't be fully 'Made in U.S.A.' anymore, Gildan says

MONTREAL — Some American Apparel branded clothing will be made outside the United States for the first time, the CEO of its new Montreal-based owner said Thursday.

2016 claims near $650M: Saskatchewan crop insurance premiums, coverage going up

MELVILLE, Sask. — Bad weather last year means crop insurance premiums and coverage levels are going up in Saskatchewan this year. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said premiums will average $8.51 an acre — up 67 cents from last year's average.
Matt Reeves steps in to direct 'The Batman'

Matt Reeves steps in to direct 'The Batman'

LOS ANGELES — "Cloverfield" director Matt Reeves has stepped in to direct "The Batman" for Warner Bros. just a few weeks after star Ben Affleck left the post. Warner Bros. said Thursday that Reeves would also produce the stand-alone film.
INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested

INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested

WASHINGTON — With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade lawmakers across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors