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Northern Pulp issued ministerial order setting terms for orderly shutdown

Northern Pulp issued ministerial order setting terms for orderly shutdown

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's environment minister concedes the province is living up to the spirit of the law but not the letter in allowing the Northern Pulp mill to continue to dump effluent past a legislated deadline Friday.
Industry group forecasts $2-billion rise in oil and gas spending this year

Industry group forecasts $2-billion rise in oil and gas spending this year

CALGARY — Business friendly policies enacted by the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments are receiving much of the credit as the Canadian oil and gas industry forecasts a jump of about $2 billion in capital spending this year.
Manulife Canada CEO sees Apple and Netflix as competitors as insurance evolves

Manulife Canada CEO sees Apple and Netflix as competitors as insurance evolves

TORONTO — When Manulife Financial Corp.'s president and CEO of Canadian operations Michael Doughty thinks about his biggest competitors, a few names make the list that have nothing to do with insurance: Apple and Netflix.
New home sales rise in Greater Toronto Area after 2018 drop, says Altus Group

New home sales rise in Greater Toronto Area after 2018 drop, says Altus Group

TORONTO — New home sales in the Greater Toronto Area climbed 47 per cent last year after drops in both single-family and condo sales a year earlier, said a report by Altus Group out Thursday.
UK rates held as Brexit clarity shores up economic surveys

UK rates held as Brexit clarity shores up economic surveys

LONDON — The Bank of England on Thursday opted against cutting interest rates amid signs of improvement in the British economy in the run-up to Britain's imminent departure from the European Union.
US economy grew at moderate 2.1% rate in fourth quarter

US economy grew at moderate 2.1% rate in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a moderate 2.1% rate in the final three months of 2019, capping a year when growth slowed significantly due to a weaker global economy and trade war uncertainties.
Drink innovation helps Coke exceed 4Q forecasts

Drink innovation helps Coke exceed 4Q forecasts

ATLANTA — New drinks like Coca-Cola Plus Coffee helped Coca-Cola Co. to a better-than-expected fourth quarter.
EU fines NBCUniversal for restricting film merchandise sales

EU fines NBCUniversal for restricting film merchandise sales

BRUSSELS — European Union authorities have fined NBCUniversal for restricting cross-border sales of “Jurassic Park" toys, “Minions” school bags, “Big Lebowski" mugs and other licensed film merchandise, in the bloc's latest regulatory effort to enforc
Ford to travel to Washington, D.C., with new Ontario-U.S. trade strategy

Ford to travel to Washington, D.C., with new Ontario-U.S. trade strategy

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he will travel to Washington, D.C., next week and will unveil the province's new trade strategy with the United States.
Looking to make a career change? Start with a financial plan, say experts

Looking to make a career change? Start with a financial plan, say experts

Dusting off the old resume may seem like the logical first step for workers looking to jump to a new career, but a successful change requires something extra.