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Starbucks to open pick-up focused Toronto spot as eateries revamp for 'this new digital age'

Starbucks to open pick-up focused Toronto spot as eateries revamp for 'this new digital age'

Customers accustomed to hunkering down for hours to work or socialize won't be able to do so at the newest Starbucks format that lacks seating and encourages people to grab their drinks and go.
North American stock markets set new records after U.S.-China trade deal signing

North American stock markets set new records after U.S.-China trade deal signing

TORONTO — North American stock markets moved further into record territory midweek in the wake of the signing of a trade deal between the world's two largest economies. U.S.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,415.17, up 62.27 points.) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 36 cents, or 15.45 per cent, to $2.69 on 19.
Cogeco Communications shares drop as Q1 results miss expectations

Cogeco Communications shares drop as Q1 results miss expectations

MONTREAL — Shares of Cogeco Communications Inc. fell by more than nine per cent after the cable and internet provider missed expectations despite a 20 per cent increase in net income in its most recent quarter.
Eyeing U.S. and domestic markets, Air Canada unveils first Airbus A220 jet

Eyeing U.S. and domestic markets, Air Canada unveils first Airbus A220 jet

DORVAL, Que. — Air Canada unveiled its first Airbus A220 jetliner on Wednesday, one of an eventual 45 it hopes will expand its grip on the North American market.
Rental vacancy rates last year hit lowest since 2002 after third year of decline

Rental vacancy rates last year hit lowest since 2002 after third year of decline

Canadians hunting for an apartment are feeling the squeeze as rental availability dropped for the third straight year to reach a 17-year low, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp said Wednesday.
Teck Resources to pay $2 million for SunMine solar project at Kimberley, B.C.

Teck Resources to pay $2 million for SunMine solar project at Kimberley, B.C.

VANCOUVER — Mining company Teck Resources Ltd. says it is purchasing the SunMine solar electricity generating facility in B.C. from the City of Kimberley.
Ahead in the clouds: Alibaba plans to change the Olympics

Ahead in the clouds: Alibaba plans to change the Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Alibaba’s promise to the Olympic family is to bring its technological might to help organizers, broadcasters and fans.
CREA reports December home sales up 22.7 per cent compared with year ago

CREA reports December home sales up 22.7 per cent compared with year ago

Canadian home sales ended last year with a 22.7 per cent jump in December compared with a year ago as prices rose as part of a trend that should continue into this year, said the Canadian Real Estate Association.
Statistics Canada says decline in manufacturing has hurt employment for men

Statistics Canada says decline in manufacturing has hurt employment for men

OTTAWA — A Statistics Canada report reveals that the fallout from the country's shrinking manufacturing sector is affecting employment and wage rates of men and women differently.