By Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press on October 13th, 2017
WASHINGTON – Americans increased their spending at retailers last month by the most in two and a half years, driven by strong auto sales as residents of hurricane-ravaged areas replaced destroyed cars. The Commerce Department says retail sales rose 1.6 per cent in September, after slipping 0.1 per cent in August. Auto sales jumped 3.6 ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2017
VANCOUVER – At Heritage Place Mall in Owen Sound, Ont., an empty Sears department store would leave a mammoth void. The insolvent retailer is one of the mall’s largest occupants. More than 60 people work in the anchor tenant’s roughly 6,500 square metres, a space big enough to fit 14 basketball courts. If the court ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Ken Thomas And Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2017
WASHINGTON – In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that he has been trying to unravel for months. Two people familiar with the decision described the plan late Thursday night, seeking anonymity because they were not authorized to ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2017
MEXICO CITY – The leaders of Canada and Mexico joined forces Thursday to combat the idea that an aggressive U.S. demand during the NAFTA negotiations could tank the deal. The latest potential poison pill came in the form of a U.S. proposal for a sunset clause, that would see any new North American Free Trade ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By David Hodges, The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2017
TORONTO – Equifax Inc. is reporting that a third-party vendor the credit rating agency uses to collect performance data on its U.S. Equifax website was serving malicious content. “Since we learned of the issue, the vendor’s code was removed from the webpage and we have taken the webpage offline to conduct further analysis,” an Equifax ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2017
NEW YORK – After a suspension earlier in the day from Twitter, actress Rose McGowan forcefully re-emerged Thursday, stating more frankly what she has long suggested: “HW raped me.” “HW” was apparently in reference to Harvey Weinstein, the embattled former Weinstein Co. co-chairman. Weinstein representative Sallie Hofmeister did not immediately return a message seeking comment, ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Brian Skoloff And Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2017
SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets. But after days of raging blazes left more than two dozen dead, authorities said they will review those methods after some residents complained the warnings never got ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2017
MONTREAL – Boeing Co. appears to face an uphill climb to prove to U.S. trade authorities that has been harmed by Bombardier’s CSeries commercial jet given that the world’s largest aircraft maker is running full out and earning big profits, a trade expert with the Cato Institute said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Commerce recently ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Marcy Gordon And Ken Thomas, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2017
WASHINGTON – The top House Republican on Thursday blasted high-tax states that deliver billions to the federal government as he faced a backlash from rank-and-file GOP lawmakers over a sweeping tax-cut proposal. Speaker Paul Ryan went on the offensive against high-tax states like California, New York and New Jersey, even though disgruntled GOP lawmakers from ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2017
TORONTO – Weakness in oil and gas shares weighed on Canada’s largest stock index today as the loonie nudged ahead. The Toronto Stock Exchanges’s S&P/TSX composite index fell 58.20 points to 15,742.20, with the energy sector leading decliners. The November crude contract was down 70 cents to US$50.60 per barrel. In New York, the Dow ... Read More »Be the first to comment!