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Closing Bell: TSX ends lower amid further signs of economic weakness

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market registered a minor loss on the last day of third quarter trading Tuesday as resource stocks suffered amid weakness in the Canadian and Chinese economies. 614 more words

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Air Canada begins crackdown on carry-on bags in Toronto ahead of new $25 fee

MONTREAL — Air Canada has begun a trial program at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to ensure that carry-on baggage will fit into overhead bins.

The move towards à la carte pricing is widely seen as an inevitability in an industry that’s under increasing pressure from its shareholders to embrace new sources of revenue. 390 more words

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How this family got into $109,000 of credit card debt while earning 6 figures — and paid it off in 4 years

In June 2010, Brian Brandow was planning a summer trip for his family when he noticed something alarming: All five of his credit cards were maxed out, and he had no available cash. 905 more words

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Windows 10 revealed: Microsoft Corp unveils successor to much-maligned Windows 8 software

SAN FRANCISCO — The next version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centred on mobile devices and Internet services. 662 more words

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Joe Oliver says Canada 'very close’ to eliminating budget shortfall

Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said his government is getting “very close” to eliminating its deficit and is preparing to give a budget update that will stress fiscal prudence. 443 more words

Economy

Ernst & Young to pay $8M to settle OSC allegations of improper audits in Sino-Forest, Zungui Haixi cases

TORONTO • The $8-million settlement between Ernst & Young LLP and the Ontario Securities Commission serves both sides: it allows the auditing firm to finally move past its long-running Sino-Forest debacle, and it allows the regulator to avoid a pair of complex and time-consuming hearings that may not yield any financial penalty at all. 512 more words

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