Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,606.03, down 254.89 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down $1.72, or 16.83 per cent, to $8.50 on 41.2 million shares. Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Down $3.44, or 12.49 per cent, to $24.11 on 12.2 million shares. Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Down 23 cents, or 6.20... Read More

Condos, townhomes in high demand in Metro Vancouver, real estate board says

Condos, townhomes in high demand in Metro Vancouver, real estate board says
VANCOUVER — The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says demand continues to be high for condominiums and townhomes in the region, but less so for detached properties. The board says 1,818 homes sold in January — up 19.4 per cent from the same time last year, but down 9.8 per cent from December 2017. However, townhouse and condo sales were above the 10-year... Read More

Trucker shortages hurting forest sector, says Resolute’s retired CEO

Trucker shortages hurting forest sector, says Resolute’s retired CEO
MONTREAL — The world’s largest newsprint maker says a shortage of truck drivers is causing disruptions in Canada’s forests. An insufficient number of truckers has impeded Resolute Forest Products Inc.’s ability to ship lumber from its sawmills to its paper plants, Richard Garneau, who retired Thursday as CEO, said during a conference call. He said the Montreal-based company slowed production in December after a... Read More

Robot makes coffee at new cafe in Japan’s capital

Robot makes coffee at new cafe in Japan’s capital
TOKYO — Japan has a new robot cafe where customers can enjoy coffee brewed and served by a robot barista. The robot named Sawyer debuted this week at Henna Cafe in Tokyo’s downtown business and shopping district of Shibuya. The shop’s name in Japanese means “strange cafe.” The single-armed robot scans a ticket purchased from a vending machine and greets... Read More

Tech companies lead stocks sharply lower in early trading

Tech companies lead stocks sharply lower in early trading
Stocks fell sharply in early trading Friday, putting the market on track for its worst week in two years, as several large companies sank after reporting weak earnings. Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, all dropped. Bond yields shot higher after the government reported another month of strong job gains, further stoking fears of inflation and worries that... Read More

Imperial Oil reports fourth-quarter loss, revenue down from year ago

Imperial Oil reports fourth-quarter loss, revenue down from year ago
CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. reported a loss in its latest quarter as it was hit by non-cash charges related to its Horn River development and the Mackenzie gas project. The company said Friday it lost $137 million or 16 cents per share in its fourth quarter. The results included a $289-million charge related to Horn River and a $277-million hit... Read More

Aimia shares plummet for a second day after Nectar sale prompts DBRS warning

Aimia shares plummet for a second day after Nectar sale prompts DBRS warning
MONTREAL — The parent company of loyalty card Aeroplan saw its shares plummet for a second day Friday after DBRS warned about a possible downgrade after it announced the sale of its Nectar business at a substantial loss. Shares of Aimia Inc. fell more than 22 per cent to $2.16 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange after losing... Read More