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Toronto Star - Business

Enterprise Holdings to buy Discount Car and Truck rental company

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TD Bank sees slower revenue growth ahead, accelerating efficiency activities -- The bank says it earned $2.86 billion or $1.54 per share in the quarter ending Oct. 31, three per cent down from $2.96 billion or $1.58 per share a year earlier.

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Bank of Canada sees enough resilience to 'chart its own course' Deputy governor Timothy Lane defended the central bank's decision to buck the global easing trend and keep its policy rate unchanged for a ninth straight meeting.

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Canadian billionaire kicks the tires on luxury automaker Aston Martin -- Lawrence Stroll, owner of the Racing Point Formula 1 team, is planning a bid for luxury automaker Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings Plc, industry magazine Autocar reported.

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Canada Goose shoppers will walk on fake ice, real snow in new 'store' at Sherway Gardens -- There's no product inventory at Canada Goose's new retail spot in CF Sherway Gardens Mall. But shoppers can test the gear in a snow-filled room and then buy online via touchscreen

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Hudson's Bay confident of approval for chair's buyout bid -- The company is confident shareholders will vote to endorse a take-private offer from HBC's chairman, Richard Baker, rather than a competing offer from one of Hudson Bay's biggest shareholders.

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Social media explodes as 'Peloton wife' holiday ad slammed as sexist -- Company stock plunges the day after social media outrage and ridicule over ad showing a man giving a woman the high-tech stationary bike for Christmas

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CIBC, TD close bleak Q4 earning season with lower profit, higher loss provisions

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Canada's main stock index down, U.S. stock markets down, loonie up

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Federal regulator approves expanded Kitimat LNG gas export licence

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This 27-year-old property administrator pays no rent and makes $38,000. Can she pay off her credit card debt and pursue her dream of becoming an actor? -- The real problem lies, she says, in her spending on acting and improv classes. She also spends a fair bit on pot.

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A little financial housekeeping at the end of the year can help on your taxes -- Experts want to make sure your financial plan doesn't get negelcted in the year-end rush as 2019 comes to a close.

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Travelling to the U.S.? Watch out: Ontario is about to scrap out-of-country emergency health care coverage. Here's what you need to know. -- If you get sick or have an accident in the States or overseas it can cost you tens of thousands of dollars in health care costs — and soon you'll be on your own.

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Four smart ways to stay out of debt this holiday season -- Follow these tips and you'll have a much happier January

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Ethical investing is on the rise — and you don't have to compromise returns -- Investors need to do careful research before they buy socially responsible investments, writes Lesley-Anne Scorgie.

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This Toronto couple makes $150,000 together. They buy organic, take foodie getaways and spoil their dog. Can they save for a home? -- In a new Smart Money series, we ask people in Toronto and the GTA to record everything they buy in a week. Then, after financial advice from a money expert, to try a week of saving. Will they fail or succeed?

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Jennifer Wells: As the U.S. experience shows, pot edibles need tougher, clearer rules around labelling -- The lack of consistent rules for labelling pot-laced edibles seems to contradict the government's policy to keep them from children, writes Jennifer Wells.

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McDonald's and Harvey's now serve 'sustainable beef'— but what exactly does that mean? -- The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef certifies the sources, but its requirements can be hazy and rife with loopholes

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Why the federal Liberals should reject Big Telecom's appeal of lower wholesale internet rates -- The CRTC's decision to lower wholesale internet rates made sense for consumers. Overturning it does not, writes Laura Tribe.

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Home prices in Toronto will jump 6 per cent next year, report says -- Re/Max report says a strong local economy will help Toronto prices continue to grow faster than the national average.

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Vancouver real estate crackdown's next step: a big watchdog -- British Columbia has led the charge against spiralling home costs, introducing new taxes and policies to restrict foreign investment and speculation.

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Canadians increasingly opt for variable mortgages, report finds -- CMHC report shows surge in both variable rate and uninsured mortgages.

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Tarion to add condo cancellation warnings to purchase agreements -- The homebuilding and warranty provider says new measures will increase awareness. But buyers say it doesn't deter builders from cancelling projects.

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Here's why the Liberal minority government could mean more affordable housing in Canada -- Experts say the Liberals will need support from the NDP, which could mean more units and larger rent subsidies.

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Survey shows new Canadians will drive up housing demand in GTA -- A Royal Lepage report says newcomers account for 20% of all housing purchases in Canada, and are expected to lift prices in the GTA

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Nissan turns over a new Leaf -- The Japanese car maker's latest electric-vehicle project, the Ariya, embodies the turnaround hopes of new CEO Makoto Uchida.

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Why Google's founders slowly stepped away from their company -- Larry Page and Sergey Brin have been ceding managerial tasks so they can focus on long-term projects like self-driving cars, life-extension technology and even wilder ventures.

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One independent movie theater struggles to survive in the Netflix age -- Craig Smith, who owns a two-screen cinema outside Seattle, has emulated the boutique, small-town theater experience he grew up with, but not without difficulty, since most moviegoers flock to large multiplexes instead.

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Huawei bolsters public-relations blitz with legal action -- The Chinese telecommunications giant is pursuing legal campaigns against an array of overseas critics large and small.

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Online brands tap customer data to create pop-up shops -- The plunge into data-driven pop-ups comes while both digitally native brands and pop-ups are seeing strong growth and many established real-world retailers are struggling.

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Chinese citizens must scan their faces to register for new mobile phone service -- The requirement, which came into effect Sunday, is aimed at minimizing telephone fraud and preventing the reselling and illegal transfer of mobile phone cards, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a notice in September.

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Liberal throne speech pledges to work with opposition parties, welcome their ideas

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Luxury art fair in New York brightens Canada's trade picture -- A shipment of paintings and sculptures potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars helped drive an increase in exports in October, Statistics Canada said Thursday.

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California bans insurers from dropping policies made riskier by climate change -- The new policy imposes a one-year moratorium, preventing insurers from dropping customers in or alongside ZIP codes struck by recent wildfires.

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Saudi Aramco to raise $25.6 billion in biggest IPO ever -- The amount to be raised by the sale exceeds the $25 billion raised by Alibaba, the Chinese online retail company, in its initial offering five years ago on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Approved oilsands project now awaits pipeline capacity increases: developer

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TD, CIBC misses on earnings cap hard quarter for Canadian banks -- The industry has been side-swiped by rising provisions for soured loans and slumping capital markets.

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The Second Cup agrees to buy Ottawa chain Bridgehead Coffee for $9.5M -- Bridgehead has 19 locations, all corporate-owned, which The Second Cup says will continue to operate under the Bridgehead name.

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This startup is designing cashier-less stores — and just raised $30M -- San Diego-based Accel Robotics is developing software to allow shoppers to simply walk into a store, grab items from the shelves, and walk out — with the receipt sent directly to their mobile device.

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Musk tells jury he's worth $20 billion, but is a little short on cash -- Elon Musk's wealth comes up in second day of testimony in Los Angeles where the Tesla CEO is on trial for defamation over a tweet in which he referred to a British cave expert as a "pedo guy."

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Mobile-gaming billionaires are buying rivals instead of selling out -- Russian brothers Igor and Dmitry Bukhman are reluctant to give up control over Playrix, preferring to acquire and nurture smaller players in their quest to match American giants.

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GM venture to create Ohio battery plant and 1,100 jobs -- A deal with LG Chem of South Korea will further the automaker's plans for electric vehicles and fulfill a pledge made after its Lordstown plant was idled.

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OK Beemer: Why electric SUVs are turning European luxury sedans into relics -- While many have long predicted an electric car revolution, the quick success of a brand like Tesla in the luxury vehicle market shows that the tipping point may have already happened.

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Bank of Canada deputy governor Timothy Lane says Canadian economy resilient -- Lane said inflation in Canada remains on target and a strong job market points to sources of growth, despite the global uncertainty caused by the U.S.-China trade war.

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Huawei unveils latest legal challenge against the U.S. -- 'FCC should not shut down joint efforts to connect rural communities in the U.S.,' Huawei's chief legal officer says

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Boomers have outgrown real Christmas trees -- As children move out, the annual pilgrimage to the tree farm has less appeal than it once did — one reason for a major slump in sales.

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