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  • House leaders abandon border bill - 2014-07-31 12:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Short on votes, House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute manoeuvring failed to lock down conservative support. An hour later, they called an urgent meeting to plot their next moves.

  • Portland, Oregon, flushes outdoor toilet business - 2014-07-31 12:20 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The city of Portland will quit marketing the solar-powered outdoor potties its workers developed and will settle instead for a cut of the business.

  • USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections - 2014-07-31 12:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.

  • FDA approves Boehringer's once-a-day inhaler drug - 2014-07-31 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic lung disease.

  • Kellogg's sales hurt as dieters drop Special K - 2014-07-31 12:16 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kellogg's cereal sales are struggling, in part because Special K is falling out of fashion with dieters.

  • Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal - 2014-07-31 12:14 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity.

  • Vitaminwater cries uncle, switches back formula - 2014-07-31 12:11 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Coca-Cola is reversing course after fans of Vitaminwater complained about the drink's new sweetener.

  • CIBC taps Victor Dodig as new president, CEO - 2014-07-31 12:08 PM

    TORONTO - CIBC has tapped the head of its wealth management division to be the bank's next president and chief executive.

  • Regulator bans exclusivity in roaming deals - 2014-07-31 12:02 PM

    OTTAWA - Canada's telecom regulator is banning wireless carriers from imposing exclusivity conditions in contracts that forced smaller firms to use more expensive roaming networks.

  • Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased - 2014-07-31 12:01 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Twitter says government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

  • TransCanada reports Q2 profit of $416 million - 2014-07-31 11:54 AM

    CALGARY - TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) said Thursday it earned a second-quarter profit of $416 million, boosted by the sale of Cancarb Ltd. and its related power plant earlier this year.

  • Exxon profit surges, but production slips - 2014-07-31 11:47 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Exxon Mobil's net income rose 28 per cent in the second quarter on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil prices, but oil and gas production slipped a disappointing 6 per cent.

  • B.C. First Nation releases mining policy - 2014-07-31 11:46 AM

    VANCOUVER - A B.C. First Nation behind a recent Supreme Court of Canada case that affirmed aboriginal land title rights has released a new policy to guide mining projects on its territory.

  • Iliad of France makes surprise bid for T-Mobile US - 2014-07-31 11:46 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - T-Mobile US Inc., the most eligible company in the U.S. wireless industry, has another suitor on its hands. Upstart French telecom company Iliad SA on Thursday said it has offered $15 billion for a majority stake.

  • RCMP seeking two in alleged investment scam - 2014-07-31 11:37 AM

    TORONTO - The RCMP is looking for two men after it says more than 160 Canadians lost $1.5 million in an alleged investment scam.

  • NY Fed: Puerto Rico should seek economic reforms - 2014-07-31 11:37 AM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - New York's Federal Reserve Bank warned on Thursday that Puerto Rico needs to improve its financial health soon or face what it called a "painful adjustment."

  • TSX declines amid mixed earnings news - 2014-07-31 11:27 AM

    TORONTO - The Toronto stock market tumbled on the last day of July trading as a number of big Canadian corporations missed earnings forecasts.

  • Quebecor keeps sights on wireless expansion - 2014-07-31 11:25 AM

    Quebecor is keeping up the pressure on Ottawa to implement what it says are fair rules that would encourage it to expand the Videotron wireless phone business outside of Quebec.

  • Tembec posts Q3 profit of $30 million - 2014-07-31 11:20 AM

    MONTREAL - Tembec (TSX:TMB) said it had a third-quarter profit of $30 million, turning around a loss from the same period a year ago.

  • Stocks fall in Argentina as country enters default - 2014-07-31 11:15 AM

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Stocks fell sharply in Argentina on Thursday as the country defaulted on its bills for the second time in 13 years, raising fears the move could diminish foreign reserves, stoke inflation and drive the economy deeper into recession.

  • More audits for Muskrat Falls project - 2014-07-31 11:14 AM

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Nalcor Energy has agreed to expanded audits of the $8.5-billion Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador after a provincial committee recommended more scrutiny.

  • Coal dust limit to try to combat black lung - 2014-07-31 11:13 AM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Obama administration's push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines is taking effect.

  • Imperial earnings soar on asset sales - 2014-07-31 11:13 AM

    CALGARY - Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO) says its second-quarter profits soared as it brought in proceeds from asset sales.

  • Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment - 2014-07-31 11:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.

  • Man sues soccer star Ronaldo over 'CR7' trademark - 2014-07-31 11:08 AM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island man has sued Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase "CR7."

  • Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash - 2014-07-31 11:03 AM

    SAN DIEGO - A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping centre, killing a 78-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.

  • As US job market strengthens, many don't feel it - 2014-07-31 10:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - For millions of workers, happy days aren't quite here again.

  • SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership - 2014-07-31 10:48 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies said Thursday, as the airline has been urged by animal rights activists to terminate the relationship.

  • Apache says it's exiting Kitimat LNG project - 2014-07-31 10:41 AM

    CALGARY - A liquefied natural gas project planned for Kitimat, B.C., faces an uncertain future after one of its U.S. partners announced plans to get out of the LNG business.

  • MTS posts Q2 net profit on higher revenues - 2014-07-31 10:24 AM

    WINNIPEG - Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (TSX:MBT) reported a second-quarter profit of $28.8 million on Thursday, turning around a loss from the same quarter a year ago.


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