Apple signs multiyear deal with film studio A24

Apple signs multiyear deal with film studio A24
NEW YORK — Apple has signed a multiyear film production deal with A24, the acclaimed New York-based studio behind “Moonlight” and “Lady Bird.” People close to the deal who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to comment confirmed the agreement Thursday. Apple is investing in scripted content with the intention of competing with the likes of Netflix and Amazon. The... Read More

North American stock markets close higher in highly volatile trading day

North American stock markets close higher in highly volatile trading day
TORONTO — North American stocks rallied during a volatile session Thursday with health care and technology rebounding and oil closing higher for a second-straight day. It was a very choppy session, especially in the United States, where markets swung by more two per cent from losses to gains. In Canada, the difference was more muted at 0.7 per cent, said... Read More

Bombardier executive stock plan under the microscope by securities regulator

Bombardier executive stock plan under the microscope by securities regulator
MONTREAL — Quebec’s financial market regulator is reviewing Bombardier Inc.’s executive compensation plan, calling on the plane-and-train maker to suspend all related trades just hours after Quebec’s premier expressed lukewarm hopes about the future of the beleaguered company’s commercial aerospace operations. The Autorite des marches financiers is reviewing how Bombardier implemented its Automatic Stock Disposition Plan, rolled out last August. Bombardier... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,144.88, up 11.76 points). Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Down 11 cents, or five per cent, to $2.09 on 29.2 million shares. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 59 cents, or 7.23 per cent, to $8.75 on 22.8 million shares. The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings. (TSX:TGOD). Health care. Up 31... Read More

Ontario government rejects federal tax changes on passive investment income

Ontario government rejects federal tax changes on passive investment income
OTTAWA — The Ontario government is refusing to follow the federal Liberals’ lead with a controversial tax change related to passive investment income in personal corporations. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s office has maintained the change was about ensuring wealthy people didn’t start tiny corporations just to get a better tax rate than people in the middle class. The federal tax change was part of Morneau’s... Read More

Alberta energy firms split on call for government imposed production cuts

Alberta energy firms split on call for government imposed production cuts
CALGARY — Oilsands and refining giants Suncor Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. are rejecting a call by rival Cenovus Energy Inc. for government-imposed production cuts to reduce an oversupply of oil in Alberta linked to steep price discounts. Suncor spokeswoman Sneh Seetal says the company has no exposure to the “differential” between Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend crude and New York-traded... Read More

Stagers, renovators and drones: Not everyone loses in a down housing market

Stagers, renovators and drones: Not everyone loses in a down housing market
TORONTO — Real estate markets across the country may be showing signs of softening, but home stager Monique Shaw says her business has been booming. “People were using staging as a way to sell in a hot market,” said the owner of Homes Beautifully by Monique Shaw in Calgary. “But we’re still finding the opposite too. The market isn’t as red hot... Read More

Subscribe Technologies Acquires Webinar Technology Asset

Subscribe Technologies Acquires Webinar Technology Asset
VANCOUVER – Subscribe Technologies Inc. (CSE: SAAS, OTCQB: SRBBF, Frankfurt: 6GQ) is pleased to announce the acquisition of WebinarIgnition, a proprietary platform for creating professional live & automated webinar funnels. Announcement Highlights in Summary: Profitable and revenue generating acquisition. Proprietary technology. Over 5100 active business users. Integrates seamlessly with WordPress – the worlds #1 CMS. WebinarIgnition enables users to easily... Read More

U.S. pot financing outpaces Canadian cannabis companies on CSE

U.S. pot financing outpaces Canadian cannabis companies on CSE
TORONTO — U.S. cannabis companies raised $1.5 billion on the Canadian Securities Exchange during the first 10 months of this year, surpassing their Canadian counterparts for the first time. Data from the smaller, alternative exchange shows U.S.-based pot company financing activity in the January-to-October period usurped the $1 billion raised by Canadian-based issuers during the same period. CSE chief executive Richard Carleton says investor... Read More

October home sales down 1.6 per cent compared with September: CREA

October home sales down 1.6 per cent compared with September: CREA
OTTAWA — Canadian home sales fell in October, as the number of transactions dropped in more than half of all local markets led by dips in Montreal, Edmonton and the Hamilton-Burlington, Ont., area. The Canadian Real Estate Association says national home sales through its MLS system dropped by 1.6 per cent last month compared with September. Compared with October 2017, sales last month were down 3.7... Read More