Rogers sells flagship magazines Maclean’s, Chatelaine in deal with St. Joseph

Rogers sells flagship magazines Maclean’s, Chatelaine in deal with St. Joseph
TORONTO — Rogers Media has reached a deal to sell its seven consumer print and digital publications, including Maclean’s and Chatelaine, to St. Joseph Communications. They say all current employees of Rogers Media Publishing will be offered jobs through the deal, which is expected to close next month. However, financial terms of the agreement were not immediately disclosed. The transaction... Read More

Budget 2019: Five things to watch for in the Liberals’ final fiscal blueprint

Budget 2019: Five things to watch for in the Liberals’ final fiscal blueprint
OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Trudeau government’s final budget of its mandate Tuesday, just seven months before the next federal election. Here are some things to watch for: A boost to skills training The government says it wants to help workers adapt to the rapidly changing needs of the modern workforce. The budget is expected to announce measures to help Canadians cover... Read More

Inuit hope fresh deals with mining companies boost employment at new projects

Inuit hope fresh deals with mining companies boost employment at new projects
Inuit leaders are hoping a new cycle of mine expansion in Nunavut brings with it a motherlode of jobs and economic spinoffs. “Inuit are very eager and wanting to participate in the economy,” said P.J. Akeeagok of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. His group recently signed an agreement with a mining company that has a billion-dollar expansion proposal before northern regulators. Baffinland’s Mary... Read More

TV stars and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

TV stars and coaches charged in college bribery scheme
BOSTON — Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with nearly 50 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centres to get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country, federal prosecutors said. Authorities called it the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted... Read More

Survey: US businesses added a solid 183,000 jobs last month

Survey: US businesses added a solid 183,000 jobs last month
WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses added a solid 183,000 jobs in February, a private survey found, a sign that companies are continuing to hire even as economic growth is likely slowing. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that last month’s job gains were down from the 300,000 added in January, a figure that was revised up sharply from 213,000. It was also... Read More

China sets robust growth target to shore up cooling economy

China sets robust growth target to shore up cooling economy
BEIJING — China announced a robust annual economic growth target and a 7.5 per cent rise in military spending Tuesday as it convened an annual legislative session overshadowed by a tariff war with Washington. Seeking to defuse U.S. and European complaints the Chinese system is rigged against foreign companies, Premier Li Keqiang promised in a speech to the National People’s... Read More

SpaceX’s new crew capsule aces space station docking

SpaceX’s new crew capsule aces space station docking
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s sleek, new crew capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, acing its second milestone in just over a day. No one was aboard the Dragon capsule launched Saturday on its first test flight, only an instrumented dummy. But that quickly changed once the hatch swung open and the space station astronauts floated inside.... Read More

SpaceX debuts new crew capsule in crucial test flight

SpaceX debuts new crew capsule in crucial test flight
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX closes in on human spaceflight with this weekend’s debut of a new capsule designed for astronauts. The six-day test flight will be real in every regard, beginning with a Florida liftoff Saturday and a docking the next day with the International Space Station. But the Dragon capsule won’t carry humans, rather a test dummy —... Read More

Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York
NEW YORK — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company’s anti-union stance. With millions of jobs and a bustling economy, New York can withstand the blow, but experts say the decision by the... Read More

Threat of closure is best tool to urge roof safety in N.S. coal mine:minister

Threat of closure is best tool to urge roof safety in N.S. coal mine:minister
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s labour minister says the threat of closure is his best tool to penalize a coal mine that broke mining rules by not reporting two massive cave-ins within the required 24 hours. Labi Kousoulis says issuing fines is far less potent than telling Kameron Coal, Canada’s only underground colliery, it can’t operate the Donkin mine in Cape Breton... Read More