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Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future

Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future

NEW YORK — Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids, has said that after years of losing money that there is "substantial doubt" it will be able to keep its doors open.

Metals and utility stocks push TSX higher, Wall Street recoups some losses

TORONTO — Metals and utility stocks helped push Canada's largest stock market to a moderate gain Wednesday, as U.S. stock indexes were barely changed following huge losses a day earlier.
Indexes inch back upward as tech stocks rise; Nike plunges

Indexes inch back upward as tech stocks rise; Nike plunges

NEW YORK — After a shaky start, U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Wednesday as technology and industrial companies rose. Banks fell with interest rates as the market came off its biggest loss in five months.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,348.46, up 35.33 points): Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX:CS). Miner. Down five cents, or 3.79 per cent, to $1.27 on 11.4 million shares.

Markets Right Now: After a bumpy start, stocks manage gains

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. U.S. stocks shook off a shaky start and finished mostly higher as technology and industrial companies rose.

Activists seek to intervene in Nebraska Keystone XL review

LINCOLN, Neb. — Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are again mobilizing to try to make their case to a small state commission that will decide the project's fate.

Starbucks Canada sets goal to hire 1,000 refugees over five years

TORONTO — Starbucks Canada has committed to hiring at least 1,000 refugees over the next five years, the coffee giant said Wednesday.
Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

BOSTON — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the co
EU warns of 'serious consequences' if no Brexit deal

EU warns of 'serious consequences' if no Brexit deal

BRUSSELS — The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned Wednesday of "serious consequences for everyone" if Britain walks away without agreement from negotiations on leaving the 28-nation bloc.

Restaurant chain Freshii aims to add 150 to 160 restaurants this year

TORONTO — Fast-food eatery Freshii shed more light on its aggressive growth strategy Wednesday, saying it's planning to add between 150 and 160 stores this year.