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Hallmark draws criticism after pulling same-sex wedding ads

NEW YORK — The Hallmark Channel was facing some bitter criticism on social media Sunday over its decision to pull ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar, following a complaint from a conservative advocacy gro
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Ottawa updates on economy Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver a report on the state of the economy and federal finances on Monday.
Carriers' new financing plans offered as way to ease the cost of smartphones

Carriers' new financing plans offered as way to ease the cost of smartphones

TORONTO — The weeks before Christmas 2017 were especially frenzied for Canada's telecom industry, which waged a brief price war that overloaded selling systems during one of the year's busiest weekends.
California governor rejects $13.5 billion PG&E settlement

California governor rejects $13.5 billion PG&E settlement

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.

OSC rejects call to block HBC bid, but says circular needs to be amended

TORONTO — The Ontario Securities Commission has rejected a request by a minority shareholder to block a privatization bid for Hudson's Bay Co.
How US-China trade deal achieved a little but left out a lot

How US-China trade deal achieved a little but left out a lot

WASHINGTON — The limited trade deal that the Trump administration and Beijing announced Friday means Americans will avoid a holiday tax increase on imported toys, clothing and smartphones. U.S. farmers can sell more soybeans and pork to China.

Bentley to restructure by closing 88 stores and shedding hundreds of jobs

MONTREAL — Baggage retailer Bentley says it has secured the backing of lenders and key stakeholders to exit creditor protection while shutting more than one-third of its stores and shedding hundreds of employees.
TSX ends week higher as crude oil rises on trade truce between U.S. and China

TSX ends week higher as crude oil rises on trade truce between U.S. and China

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index capped the week with an upswing Friday as crude oil prices hit their highest level in nearly three months after a partial trade truce between the world's two largest economies.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,003.13, up 56.23 points.) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up three cents, or 0.87 per cent, to $3.
Teamsters say CN transferring workers across country twice in one year

Teamsters say CN transferring workers across country twice in one year

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. is transferring some rail traffic control positions to Edmonton from Montreal, prompting a backlash from the Teamsters union as talks to ratify a post-strike collective agreement continue.