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Lowe's to close 34 "underperforming" stores across six provinces, vexing Quebec

Lowe's to close 34 "underperforming" stores across six provinces, vexing Quebec

Lowe's Companies Inc. said Wednesday it will close 34 "underperforming" stores across six provinces as part of a restructuring of its Canadian business, raising hackles in Quebec over the fate of local hardware mainstay Rona.
Metro Inc. expanding use of in-store technology amid labour crunch

Metro Inc. expanding use of in-store technology amid labour crunch

Metro Inc. plans to roughly double the number stores with self checkouts during its 2020 financial year as the industry contends with a tight labour market.
CN Rail strike and lack of trucking alternatives stoke forest industry fears

CN Rail strike and lack of trucking alternatives stoke forest industry fears

CALGARY — The Forest Products Association of Canada says a chronic shortage of truck drivers is compounding concerns about the impact of a strike at Canadian National Railway Co.
Encana CEO defends plan to move HQ to Denver after investor criticism

Encana CEO defends plan to move HQ to Denver after investor criticism

CALGARY — The CEO of Encana Corp. is firing back after Canadian investment manager Letko, Brosseau & Associates Inc. said it would vote its four per cent stake against the Calgary-based company's planned headquarters move to Denver.

StatCan reports annual pace of inflation held steady at 1.9 per cent in October

OTTAWA — The annual pace of inflation held steady for the third month in a row in October as the consumer price index rose 1.9 per cent compared with a year ago, Statistics Canada said Wednesday.
Energy stocks help lift Toronto stock index, materials and finance slip

Energy stocks help lift Toronto stock index, materials and finance slip

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was up slightly in late-morning trading as energy and cannabis stocks rose while financial and materials stocks dipped. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 11.94 points at 17,023.34.
Pembina Pipeline deal with Kinder Morgan cleared by Competition Bureau

Pembina Pipeline deal with Kinder Morgan cleared by Competition Bureau

CALGARY — Pembina Pipeline Corp. says the Canadian Competition Bureau has signed off on its $4.3-billion deal to buy assets from Kinder Morgan Inc.
Emirates opts for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in revised deal

Emirates opts for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in revised deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Middle East’s biggest carrier, the Dubai-based Emirates, announced on Wednesday a firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at $8.8 billion.
Torstar to close StarMetro national free newspapers, cutting more than 100 jobs

Torstar to close StarMetro national free newspapers, cutting more than 100 jobs

Torstar Corp. said Tuesday it will shutter its StarMetro free newspapers across the country and cut more than 100 jobs while also offering voluntary buyouts to its Toronto Star editorial employees.
CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

NEW YORK — CBS won the television ratings crown last week despite being without the most valuable ratings commodity in this era, a prime-time football game.