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TFSAs may be a better than RRSPs for many types of savers, financial experts say

TFSAs may be a better than RRSPs for many types of savers, financial experts say

TORONTO — The registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) is one of the best-known tax shelters available to Canadians, particularly in the weeks before the annual contribution deadline, which is March 1 this year.
US home sales tumbled 1.2 per cent in January

US home sales tumbled 1.2 per cent in January

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales fell 1.2 per cent in January to their worst pace in more than three years, as persistent affordability problems have put a harsh chill in the real estate market.
Made-in-Canada lab-grown meat a possibility after grant from U.S. non-profit

Made-in-Canada lab-grown meat a possibility after grant from U.S. non-profit

A group of Toronto scientists will soon attempt to develop a less-expensive way to grow lab-made meat after securing a grant from an American non-profit aiming to boost advances in cultured protein.
Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 0.3 per cent in December

Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 0.3 per cent in December

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 0.3 per cent to $63.1 billion in December, led higher by gains in the motor vehicle and parts and the miscellaneous subsectors. The increase for the final month of 2018 followed a decline of 1.
Hydro One reports Q4 profit up from year ago, helped by weather and lower taxes

Hydro One reports Q4 profit up from year ago, helped by weather and lower taxes

TORONTO — Hydro One Ltd. says favourable weather and lower taxes helped boost its fourth-quarter results as it reported a profit of $162 million.
50M gallons of polluted water pours daily from US mine sites

50M gallons of polluted water pours daily from US mine sites

RIMINI, Mont. — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S.
Minutes show Fed officials noted number of rising threats

Minutes show Fed officials noted number of rising threats

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers last month noted greater threats to the U.S.
Emerald Health's Montreal-area pot production facility to create 140 jobs

Emerald Health's Montreal-area pot production facility to create 140 jobs

SAINT-EUSTACHE, Que. — Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. says its expanded cannabis production facility is poised to create 140 jobs in the off-island Montreal suburb of Saint-Eustache. The B.C.
U.S. franchisee files suit against Tim Hortons, alleging price gouging

U.S. franchisee files suit against Tim Hortons, alleging price gouging

Weeks after achieving a breakthrough in two class-action lawsuits with restive Canadian franchisees, Tim Hortons and its parent company are facing a fresh legal fight with a Minnesota-based franchisee over accusations of price-gouging and misleading
Report calls proposed air passenger rules 'inhumane' as consultations wrap up

Report calls proposed air passenger rules 'inhumane' as consultations wrap up

Proposed rules around air passenger rights are "inhumane" and will deprive travellers of proper compensation, a new report states.