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Price fears over Astral sale to Bell

Bell would have too much control of English-language TV content and consumers would end up with higher prices if the telecom company is allowed to buy Astral Media, competitor Telus said on Tuesday. Bell could have 49.

Deal struck for oilsands dorm

Horizon North Logistic Inc. has received a $140-million contract to provide manufactured housing for up to 1,900 people in the Fort McMurray oilsands region in northern Alberta.

Ontario helps laid-off RIM staff

The Ontario government is teaming up with Research In Motion Ltd. to help laid-off workers in the city where the company, which is working through a restructuring that includes slashing jobs, is based.

Google cuts 4,000 at Motorola

Google Inc. plans to cut about 4,000 positions at its Motorola Mobility subsidiary, about one-fifth of the cellphone maker's total workforce.

B.C. leads in rainy day savings: poll

A new poll for one of Canada's big banks says 45 per cent of those surveyed said they had no fund set up to deal with emergency expenses. The poll of about 2,000 Canadians was conducted in March and April for CIBC by Harris/Decima.

GM recalls police cars

General Motors Co. is recalling more than 38,000 Chevrolet Impala police cars in North America because the lower front control arms could fracture, increasing the risk of crash.

Amica reports $10.6M loss

Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc. had a $4-million net loss in its fiscal fourth quarter and a $10.6-million loss for the full 2012 financial year ended May 31, the retirement community operator announced Monday.

Thieves target credit card's magnetic stripe

Shopping and swiping your credit card could leave you at risk for fraud. So can dining and paying for your meal with a swipe of your credit card.

$500,000 fine for broker

RBC Dominion Securities Inc. will pay $500,000 in a regulatory settlement for professional lapses by employees who failed to ask questions and take precautions about a client who was later convicted of fraud.

Comfortable retirement? It's time to sell your house

Many Canadians entering retirement find themselves with a significant portion of their net worth tied into their principal residence. Home ownership in many ways is the national symbol of success.
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