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Bank of Canada business outlook survey suggests uptick in business sentiment

Bank of Canada business outlook survey suggests uptick in business sentiment

OTTAWA — A new survey by the Bank of Canada suggests that business sentiment has edged higher but there are more pronounced differences between the Prairies, hard hit by the turmoil in the energy sector, and Central Canada.
Final 'Rise of Skywalker' trailer debuts

Final 'Rise of Skywalker' trailer debuts

NEW YORK — The final trailer for the "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" debuted Monday night, offering montages of epic cosmic combat and a fleeting glimpse of the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia embracing Daisy Ridley's Rey.
Under Armour founder Kevin Plank relinquishes CEO post

Under Armour founder Kevin Plank relinquishes CEO post

BALTIMORE — Under Armour founder Kevin Plank will step down as CEO in the new year to become the company's executive chairman and brand chief.
Snoop Dogg to promote Israeli pot-growing machine

Snoop Dogg to promote Israeli pot-growing machine

JERUSALEM — An Israeli start-up that promotes home-grown marijuana says it has signed on American rapper Snoop Dogg as a brand ambassador.

How much you need to pay a babysitter can depend on the circumstances

When Lauren Bondar and her husband have work commitments or want a Saturday night out, the first thing on their minds is finding someone to take care of their children.
Scotiabank postpones investor event in Chile due to growing protests in capital

Scotiabank postpones investor event in Chile due to growing protests in capital

TORONTO — Scotiabank says protests in the capital of Chile have "prompted" it to postpone an investor event that was set to be held in Santiago this week.
Statistics Canada reports retail sales edged down 0.1 per cent in August

Statistics Canada reports retail sales edged down 0.1 per cent in August

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the value of retail sales fell 0.1 per cent in August to $51.5 billion, with price reductions accounting for most of the the unexpected decline. Economists on average had expected an increase of 0.
The most dangerous celebrity online is revealed

The most dangerous celebrity online is revealed

NEW YORK — Actress Alexis Bledel has been bookish and sweet on "Gilmore Girls" and "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." But the actress herself is now officially dangerous.
West Fraser Timber records Q3 loss of $45 million on lower lumber production

West Fraser Timber records Q3 loss of $45 million on lower lumber production

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. is reporting a third-quarter loss as higher production from its U.S. south division failed to make up for reduced output in Canada.
$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

CLEVELAND — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis.
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