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National Business Book Award long list revealed

National Business Book Award long list revealed

TORONTO — A memoir by Canadian business magnate and philanthropist Charles Bronfman is among the titles longlisted for the National Book Award.

CBS rules in prime time, claiming 16 of week's Top 20 shows

NEW YORK — CBS had a gleam in its eye again last week as the network held on to its Nielsen crown. In prime-time viewership, CBS could claim the most-watched show, "NCIS," and another 15 of the Top 20 programs.
Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade

Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade

WASHINGTON — Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding wars that have pushed up prices as the supply of available homes has dwindled to record lows.

Maple Leaf Foods Q4 profit jumps to $76.2 million, dividend going up

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Maple Leaf Foods (TSX:MFI) said on Wednesday its net income more than doubled in the fourth quarter and that it will allow its largest shareholder hold a larger stake in the company.

Retail sales fall 0.5 per cent in December as holiday shopping slowed

OTTAWA — A weak holiday shopping season took a bite out of retail sales, which were softer than expected in December. Statistics Canada said Wednesday that retail sales fell 0.
Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

MOSCOW — Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defence minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military — information warfare troops.

Freshii heads across the pond to United Kingdom

TORONTO — Freshii Inc. says it is taking its healthy-food eateries across the pond to the United Kingdom.

Unilever reviewing options after Kraft Heinz withdraws bid

NEW YORK — Unilever is reviewing options after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer.

Ontario deficit down to $1.9 billion; higher revenue, use of reserve

TORONTO — Ontario's deficit for this fiscal year is down to $1.9 billion, due in part to higher tax revenues, a hot housing market and the use of the province's reserve. The government had projected $4.

Alberta Energy Regulator names companies falling behind on safety in new report

CALGARY — The Alberta Energy Regulator is making it easier for the public to see which oil and gas companies are falling behind on pipeline safety.