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Spacecraft for tourists explodes during test in another setback for commercial space travel

MOJAVE, Calif. - A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in...

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TransForce yet to close Contrans acquisition, but looking to shed truck business

MONTREAL - TransForce has yet to close the acquisition of Ontario-based Contrans, but Canada's largest trucking and logistics companies is already considering spinning off its truckload operations as early as next year, likely followed by...


Former Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman John Forzani dies at 67

CALGARY - Calgary lost a prominent businessman while the Stampeders lost a former offensive lineman. But John Hufnagel lost a friend....


Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:...


Stock markets advance as Bank of Japan seeks to fire up world's No. 3 economy

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market ran ahead sharply Friday on relief that another major central bank is stepping up to help keep the global economic recovery on track....


Canadian dollar lower amid subpar economic performance during August

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar dropped almost two-thirds of a U.S. cent Friday as economic growth for August missed already modest expectations. The loonie was also under pressure amid a move by the Bank of Japan to stimulate the world's...


Government changes live-in caregiver program, does away with the 'live-in' part

OTTAWA - A long-awaited overhaul of the program that brings thousands of caregivers to Canada every year will remove the requirement that they live with their employers....




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