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Similarly named barber shops should be able to co-exist, minister says

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia cabinet minister is lending support to a local barber locked in a dispute with a national chain over the name of his shop. The owner of Tommy’s Barber Shop in north-end Dartmouth says the Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop chain sent him a letter this month alleging trademark infringement. But Service […]


Wayfair to open its first Canadian warehouse in Mississauga, Ont.

Wayfair LLC. says it’s opening its first Canadian delivery and warehouse facility in Mississauga, Ont. The home goods e-commerce retailer says the centre will bring 200 jobs to the region and it is currently looking to fill positions including some in management, industrial engineering and customer service. The centre will be roughly 74,500 square metres […]


Big Tobacco’s ‘next gen’ evangelists may be just blowing smoke

With millions of consumers abandoning cigarettes, tobacco companies are spending billions on smokeless alternatives, but they could be too late


Quebec to ask Ottawa to allow people in the province to file a single tax return

QUEBEC — The Quebec government will formally ask Ottawa to allow people in the province to file a single tax return. Finance Minister Carlos Leitao says he believes the federal government has shown openness to the idea even if there are certain objections. It is not clear when Quebec will send a letter to Ottawa […]

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Long end of Canada yield curve inverts for first time since 2007

How much is 20 years of extra risk worth? Nothing, at least in Canada


Clocks may go a little cuckoo with power grid change

WASHINGTON — Running late for work or just miss that bus? You could have a good excuse: Your electric clock might be running a bit cuckoo. Because of a change in federal energy regulations, some scientists say your trusty, older plug-in clock may be losing or gaining a few ticks over time. Electric clocks keep […]


CN Rail to pay more than $1 million for violating Environmental Protection Act

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway has been fined more than $1 million for violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Environment and Climate Change Canada says the Montreal-based railway pleaded guilty on Monday to importing a fuel that does not meet the requirements of renewable fuels regulations. CN Rail was fined $25,000 and ordered by the […]


Critics say US sugar program a sour deal for consumers

WASHINGTON — Food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers are squaring off against the U.S. sugar industry in a familiar battle over a program that props up sugar prices. The sugar program, a web of price supports, loans and tariffs that critics say rips off consumers, is one of the key battles in this […]

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