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Taxes no longer a pain in the app for small, medium-sized businesses: CRA

VANCOUVER - Taxes may foster fear and panic among many small and medium-sized businesses owners in Canada, but a new government initiative aims to make them less of a pain in the app....

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Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

WASHINGTON - A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest...



Regulator offers up broad proposals for changing Canada's TV delivery system

OTTAWA - Canada's broadcast regulator has issued broad new proposals that could, if adopted,...



Gold stocks lead TSX down; data shows U.S. economic strength, weakness elsewhere

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed with a small loss Thursday as traders weighed data...





Loonie rises, greenback weakens as strong data raises rate hike expectations

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed higher Thursday as the greenback weakened somewhat after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting supported expectations that the central bank could move to hike rates earlier than expected next...


Wind Mobile drops domestic roaming fees for customers

TORONTO - Wind Mobile has announced it will charge substantially lower domestic roaming fees and bring in faster data speeds for customers that travel outside the company's coverage areas and need to use another Canadian carrier's network....


Is taking a gap year after high school a smart financial decision?

TORONTO - Is there value in a "gap year" after high school?...


Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14K to 298K, another sign the job market is healing

WASHINGTON - Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving....


Sears 2nd-quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Sears Holdings Inc. recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping....


Mexican mining company complains about government's investigation of toxic spill into 2 rivers

MEXICO CITY - A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers....


1 officer in Ohio Wal-Mart shooting still on leave, was involved in 2010 fatal shooting

CINCINNATI - A police officer placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defence, authorities...


NY judge calls Argentina payment plan illegal, unacceptable, but won't hold nation in contempt

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding the South...


Man seen in mystery selfie comes forward after Los Angeles County burglary victim finds photo

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - The couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone has been identified, authorities said Thursday....






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