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Bombardier asks court to allow it to bid on Metrolinx contract

TORONTO — Bombardier is asking the courts to review a decision by Metrolinx to exclude the company from bidding on a contract for an operator to help with its regional express rail plan. Bombardier (TSX:BBD.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,097.84, down 22.07 points): Hydro One Ltd. Instalment Receipts (TSX:H.IR). Utilities. Up 20 cents, or 0.55 per cent, to $36.75 on 12.

Gold sector drags down Toronto Stock Exchange's main index

Gold stocks dragged down the Toronto Stock Exchange's main index as investors turned away from the precious metal. The S&P/TSX composite index fell 22.07 points to 15,097.84, with the global gold sector being the worst performer of the day.
In US, factory jobs are high-tech, but the workers are not

In US, factory jobs are high-tech, but the workers are not

NORWOOD, Ohio — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as "a GRE

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments up 18 per cent in first half of season

MONTREAL — The St. Lawrence Seaway is recovering from the worst cargo season in years with an unexpected resurgence in exports of iron ore and grain in the first half of the shipping year.
Teamsters acquitted of threats, extortion of 'Top Chef' crew

Teamsters acquitted of threats, extortion of 'Top Chef' crew

BOSTON — Four Teamsters were acquitted Tuesday of threatening "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi and using strong-arm tactics to try to extort jobs from a nonunion company filming the reality TV show in the Boston area.
Game of Thrones: What you don't know could get you killed

Game of Thrones: What you don't know could get you killed

WASHINGTON — Samwell Tarly knows more than the maesters of the Citadel. Littlefinger knows more than Arya. And Bran knows more than anyone in "Game of Thrones.

Metro looking at automation to help offset impact of higher Ontario minimum wage

MONTREAL — Ontario's third-largest grocery chain will accelerate its study of automation as it looks to cut costs to offset the provincial government's plan to raise the minimum wage next year, the CEO of Metro Inc. said Tuesday.
Labour groups talk work standards in meeting with Freeland ahead of NAFTA talks

Labour groups talk work standards in meeting with Freeland ahead of NAFTA talks

TORONTO — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has held a last consultation with labour representatives before the first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks.

SaskPower wants five per cent rate increase to keep up with demand, aging system

REGINA — Residential power users in Saskatchewan could be paying about $6 more a month for electricity next year. SaskPower has asked for a five per cent rate increase that would take effect March 1.