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George Weston reports smaller Q4 loss compared with a year ago

George Weston reports smaller Q4 loss compared with a year ago

TORONTO — George Weston Ltd. reported a smaller loss in its fourth quarter compared with a year ago as its revenue edged higher. The company, which owns a majority stake in Loblaw Cos. Ltd.
Stock market today: Wall Street opens lower, pulling further below its recent record high

Stock market today: Wall Street opens lower, pulling further below its recent record high

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slipping a bit lower from their all-time highs on Wall Street. The S&P 500 was down 0.3% early Wednesday, continuing a quiet run since it set a record last week. The Dow was off 217 points, or 0.5%.
Amsterdam police say a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Dutch rapper has been arrested in Paris

Amsterdam police say a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Dutch rapper has been arrested in Paris

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A suspect in the fatal shooting of a Dutch rapper was arrested on a European warrant at an airport in Paris early Wednesday, Amsterdam police said.
MDA reports fourth-quarter profit and revenue up from year ago

MDA reports fourth-quarter profit and revenue up from year ago

BRAMPTON, Ont. — MDA Ltd. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $13.5 million, up from $8.8 million a year earlier, as its revenue rose 10 per cent.
National Bank reports $922M Q1 profit, up from $876M a year ago

National Bank reports $922M Q1 profit, up from $876M a year ago

MONTREAL — National Bank of Canada reported a first-quarter profit of $922 million, up from $876 million a year earlier, as its revenue rose across its business. The Montreal-based bank said Wednesday the profit amounted to $2.
RBC reports $3.58B Q1 profit, provisions for credit losses up from year ago

RBC reports $3.58B Q1 profit, provisions for credit losses up from year ago

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada reported a first-quarter profit of $3.58 billion, up from $3.13 billion a year earlier, as the money it set aside for bad loans rose. The bank said Wednesday the profit amounted to $2.
Ned Blackhawk’s 'The Rediscovery of America' is a nominee for $10,000 history prize

Ned Blackhawk’s 'The Rediscovery of America' is a nominee for $10,000 history prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Blackhawk's “The Rediscovery of America,” winner last fall of a National Book Award, is a finalist for a history honor presented by the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project.
Inexpensive SUVs go toe-to-toe in an Edmunds review of the Chevrolet Trax and the Honda HR-V

Inexpensive SUVs go toe-to-toe in an Edmunds review of the Chevrolet Trax and the Honda HR-V

Chevrolet originally launched its Trax extra-small crossover SUV for the 2015 model year. It was inexpensive, yes, but that was just about the only compelling aspect about it.
Hourly vs. salaried: Are you getting paid for an extra day of work on Feb. 29?

Hourly vs. salaried: Are you getting paid for an extra day of work on Feb. 29?

TORONTO — This leap year, some financial experts say they're seeing an unexpected trend: employees asking if they get paid for working on Feb. 29. Every four years, the calendar gains a day to sync up with the Earth's movement around the sun.
2 men convicted of killing Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay nearly 22 years after rap star's death

2 men convicted of killing Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay nearly 22 years after rap star's death

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 years after Run-D.M.C.