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Hello, proptech: Real estate industry poised for a tech disruption in 2019

Hello, proptech: Real estate industry poised for a tech disruption in 2019

TORONTO — Real estate agent Shawn Zigelstein remembers a time, just a few years ago, when a printer, scanner and fax machine were the most important tools of his trade. Now, those gadgets are nearly obsolete.

Oregon hotel fires 2 employees who mistreated black guest

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon hotel said it fired two of its employees for mistreatment of a black guest who was talking on his phone in the lobby when he was asked to leave a week ago.
Short on solutions, long on blame in 2nd shutdown weekend

Short on solutions, long on blame in 2nd shutdown weekend

WASHINGTON — Cooped up in the White House after cancelling a vacation to his private Florida club, President Donald Trump fired Twitter barbs at Democrats on Saturday as talks to end a weeklong partial government shutdown remained at a stalemate.
Trump EPA orders rollback of Obama mercury regulations

Trump EPA orders rollback of Obama mercury regulations

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment may not be worth the co
Wall Street faces annual losses despite solid gains for week

Wall Street faces annual losses despite solid gains for week

Wall Street capped a week of volatile trading Friday with an uneven finish and the market's first weekly gain since November. Losses in technology, energy and industrial stocks outweighed gains in retailers and other consumer-focused companies.
Aphria says Xanthic's Green Growth hostile takeover bid is too low

Aphria says Xanthic's Green Growth hostile takeover bid is too low

TORONTO — Aphria Inc. said it's skeptical that an Ohio-based company's hostile all-share takeover offer would be a good deal for the Canadian company's shareholders, a view shared by at least one pot sector analyst.
Toronto stock index up slightly, U.S. markets mixed after big gains on Thursday

Toronto stock index up slightly, U.S. markets mixed after big gains on Thursday

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index posted a second day of gains Friday to end the week higher while U.S. markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 56.79 points at 14,222.00 to register a 286.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (14,222, up 56.79 points). Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Mining. Down $1.05, or 5.62 per cent, to $17.63 on 33.7 million shares.
The life cycle of a cannabis plant, from seed to store

The life cycle of a cannabis plant, from seed to store

TORONTO — Licensed cannabis producers are ramping up production to address shortages that have plagued the pot market since legalization in October, but the time required to grow the average marijuana plant means consumers likely have a few more week
Tesla names independent board members in SEC settlement

Tesla names independent board members in SEC settlement

NEW YORK — Tesla named two independent board members Friday as part of a settlement with U.S. regulators who demanded more oversight of CEO Elon Musk.