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Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

B.C. judge approves Victoria's plastic bag bylaw going into effect in July

VICTORIA — The mayor of Victoria is hailing a court victory allowing the city to enact a bylaw that will prohibit grocery stores from offering or selling plastic bags to shoppers. Lisa Helps says in a news release that the B.C.
Fox News Channel faces backlash from Hollywood creators

Fox News Channel faces backlash from Hollywood creators

NEW YORK — Fox News Channel faces a growing backlash among Hollywood creators that intensified Tuesday following Laura Ingraham's description of "zero tolerance" detention facilities for children separated from their parents as "essentially summer ca
North American stocks fall amid U.S.-China tariff threats, loonie lower

North American stocks fall amid U.S.-China tariff threats, loonie lower

North American stock markets closed lower as U.S. President Donald Trump stoked more trade fears with a threat to impose tariffs on another $200 billion in imports from China, which said it would retaliate.

Best year ever for B.C. Ferries vehicle traffic, foot traffic also surges

VICTORIA — BC Ferries' year-end results show vehicle traffic was higher than ever last year, resulting in consolidated net earnings of $59.9 million.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,316.53, down 67.10 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up 41 cents, or 4.49 per cent, to $9.54 on 14.9 million shares.
Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

WASHINGTON — The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth.
Competition heating up for price-sensitive passengers as Swoop set to launch

Competition heating up for price-sensitive passengers as Swoop set to launch

MONTREAL — Competition is heating up for Canada's most price-sensitive travellers as WestJet Airlines gears up to launch the country's second ultra-low cost airline Wednesday.
Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S.
Aldo Group reaches $120,000 settlement with New York in job discrimination case

Aldo Group reaches $120,000 settlement with New York in job discrimination case

NEW YORK — Aldo Group Inc.