Skip to content
-11.0 °Cforecast >
Light Snow and Blowing Snow

National Business

Court rejects copyright exemption for online TV provider

SAN FRANCISCO — In a victory for television broadcasters, a federal appeals court has rejected legal arguments that sought to allow live TV on the internet. The 9th U.S.
AP Interview: McConnell rejects Trump's foreign aid cuts

AP Interview: McConnell rejects Trump's foreign aid cuts

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday shot down prospects for major parts of President Donald Trump's budget, rejecting proposed cuts to foreign aid and medical research.
Writer alleges Disney copied his plans for 'Zootopia'

Writer alleges Disney copied his plans for 'Zootopia'

LOS ANGELES — A screenwriter and producer is suing Walt Disney Pictures claiming the studio copied his ideas for the Oscar-winning animated film "Zootopia." Gary L.
Bridge closure leaves California's Big Sur community reeling

Bridge closure leaves California's Big Sur community reeling

BIG SUR, Calif. — Almost all the hotels, restaurants and state parks cut off when a bridge on the Central California coast crumbled last month remain closed, but Kurt Mayer chose to keep his deli and taproom open — even though it's costing him.

Barrick Gold and partner win dispute over cancelled Pakistan mining project

TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) says an international trade tribunal has ruled in its favour on a dispute over a multibillion-dollar mining project in Pakistan.
Venezuela's troubles put US heating oil charity in limbo

Venezuela's troubles put US heating oil charity in limbo

Amid continuing economic turmoil, Venezuela skipped heating oil contributions to a Massachusetts-based non-profit for a second consecutive winter, signalling that the popular program that began with fanfare after Hurricane Katrina may be kaput.
EU to hold Brexit summit for 27 members on April 29

EU to hold Brexit summit for 27 members on April 29

BRUSSELS — Once Britain decides to trigger divorce proceedings next week, the 27 other European Union nations will be taking a month to decide on the negotiating framework to achieve the best-possible split-up for the bloc.

Stronger retail sales another indicator of building economic momentum

OTTAWA — Retail sales in January registered their largest gain in almost seven years, the latest sign that the economy is building momentum. Statistics Canada said Tuesday that retail sales climbed 2.2 per cent to $46.

Australia says Facebook and Google are paying more local tax

CANBERRA, Australia — Facebook, Google and other multinational companies are now paying tax in Australia based on their Australian profits instead of shifting income to low-tax countries since the government cracked down on such tax avoidance, the tr
Frothing with opportunity: Spinoffs tap into growing craft beer market

Frothing with opportunity: Spinoffs tap into growing craft beer market

TORONTO — When Nigel Pike founded Main Street Brewing three years ago, his primary goal was to create an intimate, small-scale craft beer business nestled in one of Vancouver's few surviving industrial heritage buildings, with eventual plans to build