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  • Laments, long lines amid Air France pilots' strike - 2014-09-17 8:18 AM

    PARIS - "I'm going to cry!" groaned Stephanie Leon, parking a palm on her forehead in distress as she walked into Charles de Gaulle airport and saw the departures board: Her Air France flight to the Dominican Republic had been cancelled.

  • US homebuilder confidence soars in September - 2014-09-17 8:01 AM

    U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years.

  • Grain mixed, livestock mixed - 2014-09-17 7:56 AM

    CHICAGO - Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

  • Civitas slips after IPO prices below expectations - 2014-09-17 7:40 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Shares of Civitas Solutions are inching lower after the company's initial public offering priced at $198.9 million, below its expectations.

  • Caution is key in future growth: CIBC CEO - 2014-09-17 7:28 AM

    TORONTO - Hardly a week into his new role as CIBC's chief executive, Victor Dodig is already showing that he will be cautious and calculated when it comes to growing the business of the Canadian bank.

  • Stocks up in early trading ahead of Fed statement - 2014-09-17 7:27 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - U.S. stocks edged higher in morning trading Wednesday as investors waited for a Federal Reserve statement on interest rates following a two-day meeting. Shares of Dupont and Fedex surged.

  • Kohl's holiday hiring to rise by a third - 2014-09-17 7:19 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kohl's Corp. says it will hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, about a third more than last year's 50,000.

  • Republic Airways sheds Bombardier Q400s - 2014-09-17 7:18 AM

    MONTREAL - Republic Airways says it will remove 31 Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) Q400 turboprops from its fleet as its holding company announced a deal Wednesday to buy 50 E-175 regional jets valued at US$2.1 billion from Brazilian airplane maker Embraer.

  • TSX, Wall St. mixed ahead of Fed announcement - 2014-09-17 7:13 AM

    TORONTO - North American markets were mixed Wednesday, as traders wait to see if the U.S. Federal Reserve has any plans to raise interest rates before the middle of next year.

  • Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states - 2014-09-17 6:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.

  • Family Dollar opposes Dollar General overture - 2014-09-17 6:31 AM

    MATTHEWS, N.C. - Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General.

  • FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs - 2014-09-17 6:30 AM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - FedEx plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.

  • US consumer prices fall 0.2 per cent in August - 2014-09-17 6:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.

  • Loonie slightly higher ahead of Fed statement - 2014-09-17 6:15 AM

    TORONTO - With no domestic economic data set for release Wednesday, the loonie will be looking for most of its direction from a key announcement from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion - 2014-09-17 6:06 AM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings.

  • Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel - 2014-09-17 5:11 AM

    HONG KONG - A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau.

  • Trade, investment hopes as China's Xi visits India - 2014-09-17 4:44 AM

    AHMEDABAD, India - Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in the Indian prime minister's home state of Gujarat on Wednesday for a three-day visit expected to focus on India's need to improve worn out infrastructure and reduce its trade deficit.

  • Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag - 2014-09-17 3:46 AM

    TOKYO - Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has cancelled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.

  • Eurozone August inflation revised up to 0.4 pct - 2014-09-17 2:41 AM

    BRUSSELS - The inflation rate in August for the 18 countries using the euro has been revised up slightly.

  • Chinese shoe manufacturer says CEO, cash vanished - 2014-09-17 2:38 AM

    FRANKFURT - A Chinese shoe manufacturer says two of its top executives have vanished, along with most of the company's cash.

  • Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities - 2014-09-17 2:36 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.

  • Bank of England remains split on rates - 2014-09-17 2:00 AM

    LONDON - Bank of England policymakers remain divided on whether to raise interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting in favour of keeping the main rate at a record low 0.5 per cent.

  • Strong euro dents 1st-half profits for Zara owner - 2014-09-17 1:15 AM

    MADRID - Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, says net profit fell by 2.4 per cent in the first half of 2014 despite robust sales, mainly due to the impact of a strong euro.

  • Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes - 2014-09-17 1:04 AM

    DENVER - Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

  • Group levels abuse allegations against NM dairy - 2014-09-16 11:01 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the animals, and shocking them with electric prods.

  • Asian stocks higher on China stimulus reports - 2014-09-16 10:33 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, buoyed by reports that China is providing liquidity to major banks and hopes that the Federal Reserve will not speed up plans to raise interest rates.

  • Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates - 2014-09-16 9:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase.

  • Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says - 2014-09-16 9:08 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.

  • U.S. Steel Canada files for CCAA protection - 2014-09-16 6:51 PM

    HAMILTON - U.S. Steel Canada, citing years of operating losses, has filed for court-supervised protection to give the company a chance to restructure in hopes of being able to better compete in the North American steel industry.

  • James unveils new shoe before restart with Cavs - 2014-09-16 6:33 PM

    BEAVERTON, Ore. - LeBron James had some business to take care before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.


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