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US unemployment claims rise by 4,000 to 239,000

US unemployment claims rise by 4,000 to 239,000

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week but remains at levels low enough to show that most workers enjoy job security.
Canadian Tire Q4 profit dips on one-time charge, tops expectations

Canadian Tire Q4 profit dips on one-time charge, tops expectations

TORONTO — Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. reported a dip in its fourth-quarter profit compared with a year ago, as it took a one-time charge related to its financial services deal with Scotiabank.
Trump still coy on border deal - but claims victory anyway

Trump still coy on border deal - but claims victory anyway

WASHINGTON — Congressional bargainers formally completed a bipartisan border security pact late Wednesday and President Donald Trump laboured to frame it as a political win, even though it contains only a fraction of the billions for a "great, powerf
China, US start trade talks ahead of March tariff deadline

China, US start trade talks ahead of March tariff deadline

BEIJING — U.S. and Chinese negotiators began trade talks Thursday that President Donald Trump says will help decide whether he escalates a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions by raising tariffs on $200 billion of imports from China.

New Democrat's taxi-driver dad should prompt committee resignation, say Liberals

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Opposition Liberals are calling for New Democrat Ravi Kahlon to resign from an all-party committee reviewing ride hailing for the province because his dad holds a taxi licence.

Sun Life Financial net earnings up on tax boost to beat analyst expectations

TORONTO — Sun Life Financial Inc. says net income rose in the fourth quarter as it benefited from lower taxes in the U.S. and lower-than-expected expenses. The company says it had a net income of $580 million in the quarter ending Dec.
Google to invest $13 billion in new US offices, data centres

Google to invest $13 billion in new US offices, data centres

SAN FRANCISCO — Google plans to invest more than $13 billion this year on new and expanded data centres and offices across the U.S.
Western Energy sends drilling rig to southern U.S. as Canadian activity dries up

Western Energy sends drilling rig to southern U.S. as Canadian activity dries up

CALGARY — Drilling companies continue to move rigs from Western Canada to the more active oilfields of the southern United States. Calgary-based Western Energy Services Corp. says it moved a drilling rig from Canada to the U.S.

Goldcorp loses $4 billion Q4 due to charge related to Newmont takeover

VANCOUVER — Goldcorp Inc. lost almost $4 billion in the fourth quarter, owing almost entirely to a non-cash impairment related to its takeover by Newmont Mining Corp.
Democrats question pledges in $26.5B T-Mobile-Sprint deal

Democrats question pledges in $26.5B T-Mobile-Sprint deal

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers challenged top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint on Wednesday over their pledge not to raise prices for wireless services or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through.