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Banks battle it out in health-care sector as Ontario doctors launch own solution

Banks battle it out in health-care sector as Ontario doctors launch own solution

TORONTO — The doctor's office has become a fierce battleground for Canada's biggest banks.
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige developing 'Star Wars' film

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige developing 'Star Wars' film

LOS ANGELES — Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is teaming up with Lucasfilm to develop a new "Star Wars" film.
Air Canada CFO says it could navigate a recession better than 10 years ago

Air Canada CFO says it could navigate a recession better than 10 years ago

MONTREAL — Air Canada is better prepared for a potential recession than it was for the financial crisis a decade ago, which plunged the company into five consecutive years of losses, says its second in command.
Dying without a will can expose families to financial hardships, say experts

Dying without a will can expose families to financial hardships, say experts

TORONTO — Dying without a will is a selfish decision that can add financial hardship to families suffering with grief, legal experts say.
NSLC survey finds 1 in 4 adult Nova Scotians bought cannabis legally

NSLC survey finds 1 in 4 adult Nova Scotians bought cannabis legally

HALIFAX — A new survey from the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation suggests that one in four adults in the province has bought legal cannabis — and 20 per cent of those buyers were new to the drug.
Pending home sales rebound in a hopeful sign for housing

Pending home sales rebound in a hopeful sign for housing

WASHINGTON — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, signalling that low mortgage rates may spark a sustained turnaround for the housing market.

Canada's wireless speeds would rank 12th in world if only rural areas counted: study

TORONTO — The international research firm Opensignal reports that rural parts of Canada get much slower wireless services than in cities — but they're still faster than rural parts of the United States and many other countries.
Bulgarian economist selected as new leader of IMF

Bulgarian economist selected as new leader of IMF

WASHINGTON — A Bulgarian economist who grew up when her country was a communist nation has been selected to be the next leader of one of capitalism's premier institutions, the 189-nation International Monetary Fund.
Best Buy sees growth in health care technology for elderly

Best Buy sees growth in health care technology for elderly

NEW YORK — The nation's largest consumer electronics chain, known for selling TV sets, cellphones and laptops, is looking to health care as a big source of its future growth. Best Buy Co.
Trump: US, Japan agree on 1st stage of new trade agreement

Trump: US, Japan agree on 1st stage of new trade agreement

The U.S. and Japan on Wednesday signed a limited trade deal that will eliminate tariffs and expand market access on farm, industrial and digital products.