May 4th, 2016

Business

Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel’s Cuban takeover

By Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press on May 3rd, 2016

HAVANA – Fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights Wednesday night on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a private runway for French fashion house Chanel. With hundreds of security agents holding ordinary Cubans behind police lines blocks away, actors Tilda Swinton and Vin Diesel, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Cuban ... Read More »

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Oilsands work camps fill with evacuees as wildfire threatens Fort McMurray

By The Canadian Press on May 3rd, 2016

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Oilsands work camps were being pressed into service Tuesday to house evacuees as a raging wildfire emptied the city of Fort McMurray. “We’ve made our work camp available to staff and their families who have been evacuated and need a place to stay,” said Cameron Yost of Shell Canada. Most oilsands ... Read More »

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Fashionistas, celebrities jam Chanel fashion show in Havana

By Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press on May 3rd, 2016

HAVANA – Wealthy fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights Wednesday night on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a private runway for French fashion house Chanel. With hundreds of security agents holding ordinary Cubans behind police lines blocks away, actors Tilda Swinton and Vin Diesel, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and ... Read More »

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Five things to know about Quebecor

By The Canadian Press on May 3rd, 2016

MONTREAL – Pierre Karl Peladeau’s decision to quit politics is fuelling speculation he will return to the day-to-day activities of running Quebecor Inc (TSX:QBR.B). Here are five things to know about the company: – – – Origins: Pierre Peladeau, Pierre Karl’s father, founded Quebecor in 1965 after launching Le Journal de Montreal a year earlier. ... Read More »

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After quitting politics, will Peladeau return to media giant Quebecor?

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on May 3rd, 2016

MONTREAL – While speculation is already swirling about whether Pierre Karl Peladeau will return to head Quebecor Inc. after his stunning political resignation, his commitment to the company he inherited from his father has always been clear. Peladeau steadfastly refused to sell his controlling shares in Quebecor (TSX:QBR.B) while leader of the Parti Quebecois, despite ... Read More »

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Tampa Bay Times buys Tampa Tribune, ends decades-old rivalry

By Tamara Lush, The Associated Press on May 3rd, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Florida’s largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, said Tuesday it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune, ending a decades-long newspaper rivalry. The acquisition means that the Tribune printed its final newspaper Tuesday, ending its 123-year-old run as a stand-alone paper. The Times will become the fifth-largest Sunday circulation newspaper ... Read More »

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Molson Coors weeks away from deciding fate of its original Montreal brewery

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press on May 3rd, 2016

MONTREAL – Molson Coors says it is weeks away from announcing the fate of its original brewery in Montreal. The company is reviewing the feasibility of a building a new brewery on its site in Old Montreal and is expected to make a decision in early summer, Molson Coors Canada CEO Stewart Glendinning said Tuesday. ... Read More »

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Nielsen’s top programs for April 25-May 1

By The Associated Press on May 3rd, 2016

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 25-May 1. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 14.13 million. 2. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 11.75 million. 3. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 10.34 million. 4. “NCIS,” CBS, 10.25 million. 5. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 10.13 million. 6. “Little Big Shots,” NBC, ... Read More »

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TV’s ‘Big Bang’ wins in a comedy landslide

By David Bauder, The Associated Press on May 3rd, 2016

NEW YORK – “The Big Bang Theory” was the comedy winner in television last week – by a landslide. The long-running CBS sitcom was seen by 14.1 million people last Thursday, easily the week’s most-watched program, the Nielsen company said. The next closest comedy was CBS’ “Mom,” which had 8.3 million viewers. CBS was television’s ... Read More »

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DesRosiers says Canadian auto sales set record in April, topped 200,000

By The Canadian Press on May 3rd, 2016

TORONTO – DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian monthly auto sales hit a record in April, topping 200,000 for the first time. The automotive consulting firm says sales of cars and light trucks totalled 200,327, up six per cent from 189,072 in the same month last year. Light truck sales totalled 127,753 for April, up 16.3 ... Read More »

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Toronto, New York markets join global retreat; loonie sheds more than a cent

By The Canadian Press on May 3rd, 2016

TORONTO – Sluggish manufacturing data from China weighed heavily on commodities and sent stock markets in Toronto and New York into broad-based declines. The S&P/TSX composite index in Toronto retreated 157.95 points at 13,707.68 as concerns over global growth dragged down the commodity-sensitive Canadian dollar. After some fairly strong recent gains that saw the loonie ... Read More »

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