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Vancouver councillors move ahead with policy for duplexes on detached home lots

Vancouver councillors have ended two days of public hearings by voting to allow duplexes in most city neighbourhoods currently restricted to single-family homes.
Condo developers increasingly using art to stand out and land buyers

Condo developers increasingly using art to stand out and land buyers

TORONTO — It would be easy to mistake the lobby of the One o One condos in midtown Toronto for a nightclub or graffiti-splashed alley.
US home sales were flat in August

US home sales were flat in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000 — a level considered to be affordable for the middle class — has become a drag on the real estate market.
Canadians more willing to relocate but cost is a big consideration

Canadians more willing to relocate but cost is a big consideration

TORONTO — Amid the chaos and stress of moving from one province to another, the last thing on most people's minds is how their family's relocation will affect their tax return.
Magna selling fluid pressure and controls business to South Korean company

Magna selling fluid pressure and controls business to South Korean company

AURORA, Ont. — Auto parts company Magna International Inc. has signed a deal to sell its fluid pressure and controls business to Hanon Systems, a South Korea-based company, for roughly $1.23 billion.
Trump's tariffs put GOP candidates in a bind in rural areas

Trump's tariffs put GOP candidates in a bind in rural areas

SPANGLE, Wash. — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy.
EU consumer chief "impatient" with Facebook over data

EU consumer chief "impatient" with Facebook over data

BRUSSELS — The European Union's consumer protection chief said Thursday she's growing impatient with Facebook's lack of action in complying with the bloc's demands to be more transparent with users about their data.
BMO chief executive worried most about trade, but confident about NAFTA deal

BMO chief executive worried most about trade, but confident about NAFTA deal

TORONTO — The chief executive of the Bank of Montreal says that while the Canadian economy is showing positive growth in almost every province, one economic headwind worries him the most: trade.
Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader.

Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising checked-bag fees

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines is joining two rivals in raising fees to check a bag on a flight within the United States.