Stocks push higher in Toronto, while U.S. stock markets step lower

Canada’s main stock index climbed higher in late-morning trading, boosted by gains in the consumer staples, telecommunications and health-care sectors. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 91.82 points at 16,105.31. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 29.53 points at 26,125.14. The S&P 500 index was down 11.25 points More...

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By SLPundit On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Machines predicted to handle half of work tasks by 2025

By Jeremy KahnBloomberg Mon., Sept. 17, 2018 Machines and automated software will be handling fully half of all workplace tasks within seven years, a new report from the World Economic Forum forecasts. But More...

By SLPundit On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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David Olive: Will Cineplex’s comeback be a box office hit?

Is the recent comeback of Canada’s biggest movie exhibitor sustainable? Renewed investor enthusiasm in Cineplex Inc. has sent its stock up 14 per cent from its low point earlier this year. Yet there appears More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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App connects Instagram influencers with restaurants offering freebies for posts

By Aleksandra SaganThe Canadian Press Sun., Sept. 16, 2018 As Jiten Grover prepared to open his first Dipped Donuts storefront in Toronto, he was aware of the power that social media stars possess to boost More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Processing plant full of spoiled fish sparks nasty legal dispute

The smell of fish inside the processing plant was so strong, Albert Testa thought he might vomit as he and his partner tried to fix the problem that was about to cost them a small fortune, including $ 165,000 More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Four-day work week

By Amie TsangThe New York Times Sat., Sept. 15, 2018 LONDON—Increasing numbers of workplaces around the world are embracing technology, and a greater array of tasks are being automated. In the eyes More...

By SLPundit On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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Toronto Real Estate Board to make GTA home sales data available

By The Canadian Press Fri., Sept. 14, 2018 The Toronto Real Estate Board says it is still reviewing a handful of issues associated with releasing Greater Toronto Area sales data, but it will make a password-protected More...

By SLPundit On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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Can the Bitcoin boom revive a remote B.C. ghost town?

In 1971, an 11th grader named Greg Strebel wrote the introduction to a book about Ocean Falls, the tiny town in the B.C. hinterlands where he lived. Strebel mentioned the odd fact that many of the town’s More...

By SLPundit On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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Industrials help push Toronto stock market higher, loonie edges lower

The industrials sector helped lift Canada’s main stock index higher in late-morning trading, while the volatile health-care sector which includes some of the big names in the marijuana space pushed higher. The More...

By SLPundit On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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High court sides with Rogers in illegal movie downloading case

By Jim BronskillThe Canadian Press Fri., Sept. 14, 2018 OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada says internet service providers can recover some of the costs of helping movie companies and other copyright More...