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Manufacturing sales up 0.5 per cent at $53.7 billion in September

OTTAWA — Canadian manufacturing sales rose 0.5 per cent in September, boosted by the petroleum and coal product industry, Statistics Canada said Thursday. The agency said the manufacturing sales totalled $53.
Worried your presale condo might be cancelled? Research the developer first

Worried your presale condo might be cancelled? Research the developer first

TORONTO — With a sigh and hesitant pause, Jason Paris confides that in retrospect he wishes he'd done more research before putting down a deposit on the now defunct Museum FLTS condominium project in Toronto's trendy Lower Junction area.
US industrial output climbed a healthy 0.9 pct. in October

US industrial output climbed a healthy 0.9 pct. in October

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production jumped a solid 0.9 per cent in October as factory activity recovered from the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Federal Reserve said Thursday that manufacturing activity surged 1.3 per cent last month.
Lithuanian mayor invites Bono to visit shopping mall

Lithuanian mayor invites Bono to visit shopping mall

VILNIUS, Lithuania — A mayor in northeastern Lithuania has invited U2 frontman Bono to visit the shopping mall in Lithuania that he allegedly owns part of due to low-tax Malta investments whose documents were recently leaked.
Famed London theatre receives 20 allegations against Spacey

Famed London theatre receives 20 allegations against Spacey

London's Old Vic Theatre said Thursday it has received 20 allegations of inappropriate behaviour by its former artistic director Kevin Spacey, and acknowledged that a "cult of personality" around the Hollywood star had made it difficult for the alleg

Treasury head, wife mocked for photo of them holding money

WASHINGTON — A photo of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife posing with a sheet of new $1 bills — the first notes bearing his signature — is prompting people to poke fun at them online.
Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

TOYOTA, Japan — At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand with craftsmanship-like care.
Bank of Canada remains cautious on future rate hikes due to low- inflation risk

Bank of Canada remains cautious on future rate hikes due to low- inflation risk

TORONTO — The Bank of Canada remains cautious about future rate hikes as it measures the risk posed by low inflation that continues to fall short of the central bank's two per cent target, senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins said Wednesday.
Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record $450M

Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record $450M

NEW YORK — A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.
Theme park expo offers preview of what's new for 2018

Theme park expo offers preview of what's new for 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — This year's theme park expo in Orlando, Florida, features the latest products, technology and trends in rides and the next big food items, all of which could be coming to an amusement park near you as early as the summer of 2018.