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Metro Vancouver home sales and prices down to more 'historical' levels: board

VANCOUVER — Both sales and prices for Metro Vancouver homes have dropped in what the head of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says is a return to historical demand levels.
Hackers had access to customer data on 1-800-Flowers.ca for four years

Hackers had access to customer data on 1-800-Flowers.ca for four years

TORONTO — Floral and gourmet food retailer 1-800-Flowers.ca says hackers may have gained access to customer data from 75,000 Canadian orders, including names and credit card information, over a four-year period.
Oil prices perk up on trade truce, possible OPEC decision

Oil prices perk up on trade truce, possible OPEC decision

A rally in oil prices after a two-month slide indicates traders are betting that OPEC and its allies including Russia will agree to produce less crude.
Thomson Reuters to cut global workforce by 12%, slash 3,200 jobs

Thomson Reuters to cut global workforce by 12%, slash 3,200 jobs

TORONTO — Thomson Reuters Corp. says it is cutting 12 per cent of its global workforce, or 3,200 full-time jobs, by 2020. The news and information company made the announcement at its annual investor day conference in Toronto.

AGT Food agrees to CEO-led go-private deal that values it at about $436 million

REGINA — AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. has agreed to be taken private by investors including CEO Murad Al-Katib in a deal that values the company at $436 million.
Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accord

Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accord

KATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators at the U.N. climate talks got down to the nitty-gritty task Tuesday of finalizing the rules for the Paris accord, a landmark agreement by countries three years ago to curb global warming.
Majority of Montreal condo investors have negative cash flow: CMHC

Majority of Montreal condo investors have negative cash flow: CMHC

TORONTO — A report by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. suggests a majority of landlord investors who bought properties in large, high-rise condominium buildings in downtown Montreal are not collecting enough rent to recoup their operating expenses.

Moms start companies to fill demand for Spanish books

NEW YORK — You might have heard of the three blind mice or the itsy-bitsy spider who went up the water spout. But have you ever heard of the little cold and hungry chicks? If you grew up speaking Spanish, the answer is probably yes.

Cronos Group confirms talks with Altria Group regarding possible investment

TORONTO — Marijuana producer Cronos Group Inc. says it is in talks regarding a potential investment by U.S. tobacco company Altria Group Inc.
Enbridge sells distribution business in N.B. to Algonquin Power and Utilities

Enbridge sells distribution business in N.B. to Algonquin Power and Utilities

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. has signed a deal to sell its natural gas distribution business in New Brunswick to Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. for $331 million in cash.