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Asbestos could end under PQ

The party considered the front-runner in the Quebec election is poised to shut down what is left of Canada's asbestos industry, following its lengthy and controversial decline.

U.S. shows housing gains

Americans signed the most contracts to buy homes in July than at any other point in the past two years, further evidence of a housing recovery.

Victoria men in court on securities violations

Two Greater Victoria men have been charged with contravening B.C.'s Securities Act in 2008 and 2009 in connection with real estate investments.

Russians find Canada is tailor-made for them

Shop-owning couple feel right at home
Scotiabank takes over ING in deal worth $3.13-billion

Scotiabank takes over ING in deal worth $3.13-billion

Scotiabank plans to scoop up ING Bank of Canada from its Dutch parent company in a $3.13-billion deal that will give the country's most international bank a stronger foothold in domestic consumer banking.

Kobo strikes independent deal

Kobo has struck a partnership with the American Booksellers Association to sell its eReader device and ebooks in independent U.S. bookstores.

Air-conditioning giant gets bigger

Daikin Industries is buying Goodman Global in a deal that will fortify its status as the world's biggest maker of residential heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems. Daikin's board approved the $3.

1,300 piglets euthanized

More than 1,300 piglets have been euthanized on a Manitoba farm after provincial investigators found them to be in severe distress.

Harbour group adds directors

John Doyle, British Columbia's auditor general, and Coast Capital Savings chairman Bill Wellburn have joined the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority's board of directors.

Cantor Fitzgerald expands in Canada

U.S. financial services giant Cantor Fitzgerald is expanding its Canadian presence with the acquisition of investment dealer and research analyst firm Versant Partners and its 16 employees in Montreal and Toronto.
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