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From weed to wages: Ontario marijuana producers hit by minimum pay rate hike

From weed to wages: Ontario marijuana producers hit by minimum pay rate hike

TORONTO — It's not just coffee chains and restaurants under pressure from Ontario's minimum wage hike — marijuana companies say the higher provincial pay rate is driving up the cost to produce and sell cannabis products as well. Aphria Inc.

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Another round in the books The sixth round of NAFTA talks wraps up in Montreal on Monday.
Freed Saudi prince's Kingdom Holding firm climbs 10 per cent

Freed Saudi prince's Kingdom Holding firm climbs 10 per cent

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Stocks in Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's investment firm surged 10 per cent on Sunday, the day after the billionaire investor was released from nearly three months in detention in connection with an anti-corruption campaign.
Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns as top GOP finance chairman

Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns as top GOP finance chairman

WASHINGTON — Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigned Saturday as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
Sean Hannity's Twitter page compromised, vanishes for hours

Sean Hannity's Twitter page compromised, vanishes for hours

NEW YORK — Fox News host Sean Hannity's Twitter account was compromised and was unavailable for a few hours on Saturday, inspiring speculation by his conservative followers that a government cabal they call the "deep state" or a rogue employee could

California governor pushes for 5 million zero-emission cars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown outlined a $2.5 billion plan Friday to help Californians buy electric vehicles and expand a network of charging stations as part of a goal of getting 5 million zero-emission cars on the road by 2030.
Wynn shaken by sexual misconduct allegations against founder

Wynn shaken by sexual misconduct allegations against founder

NEW YORK — Wynn Resorts is denying multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault by founder Steve Wynn detailed in a Wall Street Journal report that sent shares of the casino company tumbling more than 10 per cent Friday.
CP Rail seeks 'skin in the game' from shippers to increase bitumen transport

CP Rail seeks 'skin in the game' from shippers to increase bitumen transport

CALGARY — Crude-by-rail shippers are being asked to sign multi-year, take-or-pay contracts that guarantee minimum volumes before Canadian Pacific Railway will assign locomotives and crews to help move a backlog of oilsands crude out of Western Canada
SeaRose FPSO vessel allowed to return to work on offshore oilfield for Husky

SeaRose FPSO vessel allowed to return to work on offshore oilfield for Husky

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Husky Energy Inc.'s SeaRose FPSO vessel has been cleared by the regulator to return to duty gathering, storing and offloading crude oil from an oilfield off the Newfoundland and Labrador coast.

TSX up modestly as Bombardier shares soar, Wall Street hits new record high

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rose modestly in a largely broad-based advance Friday, as U.S. stocks soared to new record highs. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 35.21 points to 16,239.