Page Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:25 PM ET

Toronto Star - Business

Lowe's is closing 34 Canadian stores, including five in the GTA - Closures will include the Lowe's Etobicoke outlet and the Rona store in Mississauga, along with stores in Aurora, Oshawa and Ajax

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Via's high frequency rail link from Toronto to Quebec raises safety concerns -- Anti-crash system required in U.S. and recommended for Canada not part of planned passenger train link

14 hours ago

Metro expands use of in-store technology amid labour crunch -- Grocery giant plans to double the number stores with self checkouts during its 2020 financial year as the industry contends with tight labour market

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Bitfarms still betting on Quebec despite growing pains in cryptocurrency field -- The cryptocurrency mining firm is contending with personnel departures, a stock price trading roughly 30 per cent lower than when it was first listed on the TSXV exchange in July, and noise complaints.

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Trademarks pending as scramble to claim 'OK Boomer' meme begins - A handful of applicants are hoping to secure rights to the phrase hurled by Gen Z and millennials to older people who don't understand their positions on various issues and anyone issuing condescending remarks.

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CN Rail strike and lack of trucking alternatives stoke forestry industry fears

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CP Rail to acquire railway that owns tracks involved in Lac-Megantic disaster

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Legault not ruling out a 'Quebec Amazon' to promote local retailers

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Here's an easier way to save for your children's pricey education -- How to save for your kids' post-secondary education while balancing the rest of your finances.

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This Toronto PhD candidate makes $23,500 and lives at home with his mom. Is he able to save money for future travel? -- Dee doesn't pay rent, lives at home with mom, but doesn't have a stable job. He says at this rate he'll probably have to dip into savings

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The toughest part of becoming financially stable is getting started -- Like a fitness regime, saving money requires discipline and regularity to see the results. And, to succeed in the long-term, it needs to be thoroughly ingrained in your lifestyle for it to stick, writes Lesley-Anne Scorgie.

9 days ago

Here's how 'going green' can pay off for your portfolio -- Many green energy companies have seen jumps in their share prices as people become aware of the changes taking place in the energy sector, writes Gordon Pape.

10 days ago

Retired? No mortgage for you: How the stress test is making it tougher to borrow later in life -- Many people are shocked to discover that the amount they can borrow decreases drastically when they retire because the stress test looks at your income.

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Wake up and deal with the real reasons you're in debt -- Many people overspend for emotional reasons, writes Lesley-Anne Scorgie. Here's how to break the cycle.

16 days ago

Jennifer Wells: Juul lawsuits make it clear we need stronger vaping rules in Canada -- California and New York State have launched suits accusing Juul of illegally marketing vaping products to minors. Here in Canada, tougher regulations are urgently needed, writes Jennifer Wells.

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David Olive: Are Uber and Lyft in trouble? They've already cost investors $34 billion -- Uber and Lyft presented themselves as high-tech enterprises with market dominance. But that isn't the case, writes David Olive.

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Why Toronto needs more toll highways like the 407 -- It's safer, eases congestion for everyone, and frees up an estimated 22.7 million hours for commuters. It's time to build more freeways that aren't free, writes Peter Shawn Taylor.

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Landlords lose appeal over Toronto's new rules to limit Airbnb, other short-term rentals -- An adjudicator says the city has balanced the need for tourist accommodation with the protection of Toronto's housing stock.

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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.

8 days ago

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

13 days ago

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.

27 days ago

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.

27 days ago

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

1 month ago

I found work on an Amazon website. I made 97 cents an hour -- On Mechanical Turk, owned by Amazon, scores of thousands of humans earn pennies or dollars doing tasks that computers cannot yet easily do.

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The streaming era has finally arrived. Everything is about to change -- Once a generation, Hollywood experiences a seismic shift. It is happening again as the Big Three entertainment companies — Disney, NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia — launch their video platforms

2 days ago

Sources say TikTok is looking at ways to shake off its ties to China -- Ideas discussed reportedly include expanding operations in Southeast Asia, possibly Singapore, and rebranding the app in the U.S.

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TikTok looking at ways to shake off its ties to China -- As TikTok faces mounting scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers and regulators, some employees and advisers in recent weeks have approached senior executives to suggest ways the company could rebrand.

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An electric Mustang SUV? Detroit's big sustainability bet -- Ford is hoping some of the cachet of the original Mustang will rub off on the new model and boost demand for electric vehicles, which now represent just 2 per cent of the market.

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TSX dips for third straight day while loonie drops to lowest level in six weeks

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California to stop buying GM, Fiat Chrysler vehicles over miles per gallon fight -- The announcement is the latest salvo in a battle over auto emission rules that has been waged between the state and the Trump administration.

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Hudson Bay's Saks Fifth Avenue flagship sees value plummet in retail apocalypse -- The building at 611 Fifth Ave. was recently appraised at $1.6 billion (U.S.), according to a filing by the Toronto-based company, dropping almost 60 per cent from about $3.7 billion five years ago.

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Fresh warning bell chimes for second-half growth in Canada -- Canada's economy is coming in below analysts' expectations for the first time this year, indicating the economy may be slowing down at a much faster pace than expected.

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StatCan reports annual pace of inflation held steady at 1.9 per cent in October -- The pace of inflation was in line with the expectations of economists, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.

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NAFTA rewrite runs into trouble as Mexican reform comes up short -- Some American unions say, ironically enough, that Mexico's unions represent the biggest stumbling block to a new deal.

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Fast-food chains contemplate a toyless future -- As environmental concerns grow over single-use plastic, chains like Burger King and McDonald's are rethinking what to offer with children's meals.

8 hours ago

Pembina Pipeline deal with Kinder Morgan cleared by Competition Bureau

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Bank of Canada pushes ahead with climate change research plan -- The central bank described what it believes will be the main research questions involved in understanding what the changes mean for the macroeconomy in a paper published Tuesday.

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Canadian heavy crude weakens as CN Rail strike halts shipments -- The company is prioritizing shipments of perishable goods such as grain after about 3,200 workers walked off the job Tuesday over working conditions and drug benefits.

11 hours ago

Torstar to close StarMetro national free newspapers, cutting more than 100 jobs

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Trans Mountain received $320M in government subsidies in first half 2019: report

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Federal Liberal government urged to intervene to end CN rail strike

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Ontario government introduces bill to update rules for realtors

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TSX falls slightly as energy sector weighed down by lower oil prices

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