MADRID (AP) — John McAfee, the creator of McAfee antivirus software, was found dead in his jail cell near Barcelona in an apparent suicide Wednesday, hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the United States to face tax charges punishable by decades in prison, authorities said.
The Canadian co-founder of Moderna says he's proud to have won a prestigious European science award that counts esteemed scientists such as Stephen Hawking among its previous recipients.
TORONTO - Canada's main stock index suffered a small loss midweek as dismal retail sales numbers cast a shadow over what are typically quiet summer days for markets.
HALIFAX - When Chantal Carter was pitching what would become Love and Nudes to a possible investor before the launch of the brand, his concerns about the size of the lingerie line took her aback.
Canada's second largest grocer reported softer sales in its latest quarter as results slipped compared with the grocery shopping bonanza that marked the start of the pandemic a year ago.
CALGARY - Amazon announced Wednesday it will purchase power from a massive new solar farm in Alberta, marking the e-commerce giant's second renewable energy investment in Canada.
HALIFAX - Once a week, Akin Guler goes to a meeting room in his office where one of his co-workers — trained to administer rapid COVID-19 tests — inserts a small swab into his nostril.
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says retail sales in April posted their largest drop since April last year at the start of the pandemic as governments moved to deal with its third wave.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper will close by this weekend, its parent company said Wednesday, following last week’s arrest of five editors and executives and the freezing of $2.3 million in assets under the city’s national security law.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid all the back-and-forth about the feasibility of holding the Tokyo Olympics during the pandemic, there are early indications of viewer interest in the summer games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the pilot and owners of the helicopter that crashed last year, killing the NBA star, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others.
TORONTO - North American stock markets inched higher Tuesday after U.S. Federal Reserve officials appeared to tone down some of their comments that prompted last week's slide.
The former chief executive and two past board members of CannTrust Holdings Inc. are facing charges roughly three years after the cannabis company became embroiled in unlicensed growing allegations.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Remember that longing you felt after an episode of “Sex and the City” to shop at the characters' favorite New York haunts and drink cosmopolitans at the same bars? Or that sense of wanderlust for the seaside cliffs of Ireland after watching “Game of Thrones?”
TORONTO - An Ernst & Young survey has found that Canadian employees have embraced workplace flexibility and want it to continue post-pandemic.
LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators have launched a fresh antitrust investigation of Google, this time over whether the U.S. tech giant is stifling competition in digital advertising technology.
As lockdown restrictions ease and more vaccinations are doled out, many Canadians are eager to make up for lost time when it comes to their spending.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously-occupied homes fell for the fourth straight month in May as soaring prices and a limited number of available properties discouraged many would-be buyers.
TORONTO - The total amount Canadian securities regulators levied in fines, administrative penalties and other sanctions in its latest fiscal year was less than half the previous year.
TORONTO - The Ontario Securities Commission is taking action against another foreign cryptocurrency company after it failed to enter discussions about bringing its platforms into compliance with provincial laws.
HALIFAX - The travel industry says the federal government’s new border measures for fully vaccinated Canadians are a step in the right direction, but don't provide enough clarity for businesses to plan for what travel will look like this summer.
TORONTO - North American stock markets rebounded from last week's Fed-induced losses as a falling U.S. dollar prompted a commodities rally.
OTTAWA - A group representing thousands of Indigenous-led tourism operators says it has found the money to avoid going under, and has enough left over to launch a new campaign to help the beleaguered sector.
MONTREAL - Air Canada and Transat AT have mutually agreed to terminate the $190-million purchase of Transat after the European Commission indicated its unwillingness to approve the transaction.
MONTREAL - Transat AT Inc. says talks with Pierre Karl Péladeau regarding the potential acquisition of the travel company have ended without a deal.
CALGARY - Inter Pipeline Ltd. has rejected a revised hostile takeover offer by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP that allows shareholders to receive their payment entirely in cash instead of a mix of cash and shares if they want.
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg, a filmmaker synonymous with big-screen enchantment, has set a new deal with Netflix in which his production company, Amblin Partners, will make multiple feature films per year for the streaming giant.
TORONTO - Most of the weddings Tammy Maki caters were cancelled when the COVID-19 pandemic began. The Sudbury, Ont. chef had a no-refunds policy, but couples were in such despair she gave some money back and allowed others to postpone bookings.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s sole nuclear power plant has undergone an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, the country's state TV reported.
TORONTO - When shared e-scooter companies rolled into Canada in 2018, they hoped a few small pilots would quickly result in a country full of people zipping around on two wheels.
It was a day of celebration — but not too closely — at the Dew Drop Inn Thursday as their Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business award was proudly displayed for everyone to see.
Restaurants across the country have been grappling with rising food prices since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but for Blair Lebsack, some of the most shocking increases have been for his restaurant’s less flashy ingredients.
MILAN (AP) — Dolce & Gabbana are coaxing men off their sofas and back into the world with a resplendent collection inspired by the extravagant lighting installations of southern Italian street festivals.
When East Coast Lobster owners Randy and Linda Gaudette hand over the keys to the new owner of their seafood shop later this month, they just might try their own hand at fishing.
Artists from across Thunder Bay enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine earlier this week as they gathered on St. Paul Street to paint eight picnic tables that will be used to enhance the waterfront district this summer.
TORONTO - Canada's main stock index had its first losing week since early May and dropped below the 20,000-point milestone for the first time in two weeks as the prospect of early interest rate hikes rattled investors.