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Union at striking Chevy Equinox plant in Canada wants General Motors to act on new offer

The union for striking workers at Ontario's Cami Assembly plant, which makes the Chevrolet Equinox, want General Motors to act on a new proposal....

Puerto Rico remains dark as damage assessments begin

Most of Puerto Rico has been without lights or air conditioning for five nights and is looking at many, many more. Nearly all the island's 1.6 million electricity customers were...

Republicans' new immigration bill could derail Democrats' attempt to bring up the DREAM Act

Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON - A group of Republican senators unveiled a long-awaited legislative fix to assess the recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...

Are Facebook, Google and Amazon too big? Why that question keeps coming up

We love our Facebook friends, Google searches and Amazon sprees, but a growing group - from consumers to politicians on the left and right - worry....

How to start a business with no money

Start a business with little to no money; reduce expenses or increase available capital....

Puerto Rico is in the dark in wake of Hurricane Maria

It's already been five days with no lights or air conditioning, and Puerto Rico is looking at many, many more....

A rare tumble for tech stocks pulls US indexes lower

NEW YORK — Technology stocks slammed into reverse on Monday, and the losses overshadowed gains in other areas of the market to send broad U.S. indexes lower.Treasury bond prices...

Ontario has lost 1,000 planned rental units since new housing rules introduced: report

A group representing Ontario's rental-housing providers says at least 1,000 planned rental units have been cancelled or converted to condominiums since the provincial government...

Ikea readies its first East Coast store, touted as Canada's most sustainable

Ikea is getting ready to officially open its first Atlantic Canadian store this week as thousands from across the region are expected to descend upon the popular Swedish furniture...

Striking GM CAMI workers awaiting response to weekend contract proposal

The union representing 2,500 striking workers at GM Canada's CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., says the company has yet to respond to a comprehensive proposal put forward on...

Cenovus sells Suffield for $416M to International Petroleum

Canada's Cenovus Energy Inc has reached an agreement to sell its Suffield oil and gas assets for $512 million to International Petroleum Corp, striking its second deal this month...

Top U.S. NAFTA negotiator sees no problem with pace of talks

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Falling sales have forced GM to cut an entire shift of workers at its SUV factory

Hottest segment cools. Harvey and Irma won’t end carmageddon....

How to Make Sure Global Companies Pay Their Taxes

Europe is weighing a sensible approach that's already used by U.S. states, from California to Maine....

Target raises its minimum wage to $11 an hour

Target said on Monday it would increase its minimum hourly wage this year by a dollar to $11, vowing to raise this by the end of 2020 to $15 an hour — the so-called “living wage”...

Equifax manages 1,200 times more data than the Library of Congress. That’s why people are so worried.

Credit monitoring company faces new questions over its handling of personal data.....

Survey: Economists see no gain from NAFTA renegotiation

Most business economists expect the Trump administration's efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement will make no difference to the U.S....

Push for all-American cars will kill American jobs, auto suppliers say

The car you drive might come from Detroit. But the rearview mirror could be a product of China. The speaker could be Japanese. The dashboard camera? Potentially...

If Disney doesn't get its way, 4 million cable subscribers could lose ABC and ESPN programming

Walt Disney Co. and Altice USA are at a standoff.If they are unable to reach a deal before the end of the month, Disney has announced that it will pull its programming from the...

The History of Sears Predicts Nearly Everything Amazon Is Doing

One hundred years ago, a retail giant that shipped millions of products by mail moved swiftly into the brick-and-mortar business, changing it forever. Is that happening again?...

Too soon to tell if NAFTA deal can be reached by deadline: Chief negotiator

Canada's chief negotiator says solid progress is being made in talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement, but it's too soon to tell if a deal can be reached by the...

RCMP say they called off pursuit before crash that killed three women

Mounties say they were chasing a stolen truck that crashed into a minivan and killed three Edmonton women, but add they called off the pursuit long before the deadly collision....

In Windsor-Detroit bridge battle, billionaire Matty Moroun wins a round, but the fight is not over

The Canadian government has issued a permit for the billionaire owner of the Ambassador Bridge to build a second span, leading some to question the Liberals' commitment to its own...

Irma's hit to Florida citrus crop will put squeeze on your morning glass of juice

Hurricane Irma bore down on the state's prime citrus growing regions resulting in widespread crop losses. That could mean not just higher orange juice prices for consumers, but a...

The euro dips after far-right exceed expectations in the German elections

AfD won 13.5% of the vote and is projected to secure 87 seats in parliament....

Changing jobs: Here’s why you’re never too old for a career change

Whether you have a goal your current position won't allow you to reach, a list of regrets, or simply are bored and want to make a change, you can do it....

U.S. dairy takes aim at Canadian supply management in round 3 of NAFTA

The first punches in what promises to be a bitter fight over Canada's protected dairy industry are expected to be thrown during this week's third round of North American Free Trade...

Fate of Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota goes to public hearings

Minnesota kicks off public hearings this week on whether regulators should allow Enbridge Energy to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota....

Enbridge says costs of Line 3 pipeline rising due to regulatory delays and route changes

The company now estimates it will cost $5.3 billion for the portion in Canada and $2.9 billion US in the United States to replace the pipeline that runs from Hardisty, Alta., to...

Fresh Florida lobster won’t be easy to find after Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma paralyzed the Keys’ fishing industry, the second-largest economic engine in the island chain, and wrecked the $50 million a year commercial lobster business. If you...

The 5 most (and 5 least) valuable college majors

What you study matters quite a bit when it comes to future job prospects....

How to keep in the best mental/physical shape when you’re always working

Have a desk job or work long hours? Here are a few ways to make better choices and stay (or get) healthy — even at the office....

Cheap, no-frills airfares are coming to Canada — but will they be worth it?

Canadian airlines are lining up to offer the latest trend in air travel: cheap, no-frills fares. But experts warn that the discount fares may not always be the best deal for...

No frills Flair Airlines should brace for bumpy ride, expert says

Thrifty frequent flyers will benefit from a low-cost airline taking off in Edmonton, but the carrier should brace for a bumpy ride, says an industry analyst....

Hurricane Irma no match for nation’s smallest post office

The smallest post office in the United States survived one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded....

Mercedes moves have potential to transform Bibb County

Together, the three by themselves, when fully operational, represent more than 650 jobs, with almost $300 million in investment. And that's only the beginning....

Chief Canadian NAFTA negotiator not expecting progress on auto content rules

Despite tough talk from the U.S. about the job-killing impact of NAFTA on its automotive sector, Canada's chief negotiator isn't expecting to see a detailed proposal from the...

Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator 'not expecting to see anything radically new' on auto rules

Despite tough talk from the U.S. about the job-killing impact of NAFTA on its automotive sector, Canada's chief negotiator isn't expecting to see a detailed American proposal on...

'What's the point?' U.S. unlikely to accept NAFTA gender chapter with teeth, say experts

The Liberals want a feminist North American Free Trade Agreement, but trade experts say that will depend on reassuring the United States no one could use it to hold their feet to...