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BCE's Cope says heavy spending on Bell networks showing results with subscribers

TORONTO — BCE Inc. reported strong subscriber growth on Thursday, which company executives said were fuelled by Bell Canada's network improvements and new services.

Barrick Gold loses key leadership at Acacia Mining amid Tanzania dispute

TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) has lost key leaders at Acacia Mining, the London-based mining company that it majority owns, as the company continues to try and resolve a major impasse with the Tanzanian government.

Saputo's quarterly profits down 3.4% on lower volumes, fluctuating loonie

MONTREAL — Cheese and dairy processor Saputo Inc.'s profits for its latest quarter swung to a $6.6 million loss. The Montreal-based company (TSX:SAP) says its earnings were $185.2 million or 48 cents per share for the quarter ended Sept.

Under pressure, social media giants acknowledge meddling

WASHINGTON — In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia to try and create division over such disparate issues as immigration, gun control and politics.
Taye Diggs, Diane Guerrero among planned guests at BookCon

Taye Diggs, Diane Guerrero among planned guests at BookCon

NEW YORK — Taye Diggs and Shane Evans will be among those on hand for next year's BookCon. Diggs and Evans will be promoting their picture book "I Love You More" during the June 2-3 gathering at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

Former FBI head Comey calling his book 'A Higher Loyalty'

NEW YORK — James Comey's upcoming memoir has a pointed title: The former FBI director is calling his book "A Higher Loyalty," Flatiron Books announced Thursday The former FBI director is calling his book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

CAIRO — Scientists say they have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, in what would be the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs.

Great-West Lifeco reports lower Q3 profit due to hurricane-related losses

WINNIPEG — Great-West Lifeco Inc. reported a drop in its third-quarter profit compared with a year ago as it was hit by costs related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Extended warranties may be unnecessary but offer peace of mind: experts

Extended warranties may be unnecessary but offer peace of mind: experts

MONTREAL — Sears Canada's decision to close down and stop honouring extended warranties has highlighted the risk for consumers seeking peace of mind. Charene Juraski, a real estate agent in Maple Ridge, B.C.

Canadian Natural mine project completion to boost oilsands output

CALGARY — Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ) says it has completed construction of a major expansion of its Horizon oilsands mine and will gradually ramp up production to 240,000 barrels per day of synthetic crude by year-end.