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 (16,588.85, up 12.65 points). Black Iron Inc. (TSX:BKI). Materials. Up three cents, or 27.27 per cent, to 14 cents on 4.9 million shares. Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Health care. Unchanged at two cents on 4.5 million shares. The Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Up 20 cents, or... Read More

Toronto index increases slightly as U.S. stock markets closed for holiday

Toronto index increases slightly as U.S. stock markets closed for holiday
TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index followed overseas markets in making a small change without any U.S. catalysts because of the Independence Day holiday. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 12.65 points to 16,588.85. U.S. stock markets were closed in observance of the July 4 holiday. The Canadian dollar traded for an average of 76.58 cents US, up from an average... Read More

Report: Univision might be shopping for a buyer

Report: Univision might be shopping for a buyer
SAN FRANCISCO — A report says Spanish-language television network Univision could be considering a sale from its private equity owners. Univision confirmed it is “reviewing strategic options” and has hired outside advisers after a report in The Wall Street Journal said it was looking at options, including potentially a sale. Univision competes with fellow Spanish-language network Telemundo in the U.S.... Read More

Faux fish the next frontier in plant-based alternatives for seafood lovers

Faux fish the next frontier in plant-based alternatives for seafood lovers
TORONTO — The arrival of plant-based meats at chains including A&W and Tim Hortons is just the first step towards mainstream sustainable eating for Blair Bullus. The Vancouver flexitarian and businessman has his eye on the next frontier: Fish and seafood alternatives that — like Beyond Burger and Impossible Foods — mimic the look and taste of the real thing for pescatarians... Read More

Stocks down in Toronto and loonie edges up with U.S. stock markets closed

Stocks down in Toronto and loonie edges up with U.S. stock markets closed
TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged lower in late-morning trading, weighed down by consumer staples stocks. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 11.60 points at 16,564.60. U.S. stock markets were closed in observance of the July 4 holiday. The Canadian dollar traded for 76.61 cents US compared with an average of 76.49 cents US on Wednesday. The August crude... Read More

Judge to reassess $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case

Judge to reassess $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case
SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. judge will reconsider a jury’s $80 million damage award to a California cancer victim who used Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said at a hearing Tuesday that he will reduce but not entirely eliminate punitive damages for what he called the company’s “reprehensible” conduct, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The judge said... Read More

Commissioner recommends updating privacy laws to prepare for smart cities

Commissioner recommends updating privacy laws to prepare for smart cities
TORONTO — Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner is calling on the provincial government to review and modernize its privacy laws to prepare for the “risks inherent” with smart cities. In his recent annual report, Brian Beamish said smart city projects have many potential benefits, but they must not come at the expense of privacy. The technology involved is able to... Read More