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New housing index rises

Statistics Canada says its new housing price index rose 0.2 per cent in August, after a 0.1 per cent increase in July. The combined metropolitan regions of Toronto and Oshawa, as well as Calgary, were the top contributors to the growth.

Farmers facing fertile year

A report by the Bank of Montreal says Canada's real agricultural output is on track to increase 7.5 per cent this year, laying fertile ground for the sector's performance heading into 2013.
Frustration festers at hearings into northern gateway pipeline

Frustration festers at hearings into northern gateway pipeline

Day 3: plenty of questions, but few definitive answers

Metal found in cereal packages

Kellogg Canada has recalled one of its most popular brands of cereal due to pieces of metal being found in the packaging.

Resource stocks, oil, metals send TSX up

The Toronto stock market was slightly higher Thursday as resource stocks rose alongside prices for oil and metals. The S&P/TSX composite index was well off session highs by mid-afternoon, gaining 21.53 points to 12,233.

Small-business owners lukewarm on banks: poll

Small businesses are less satisfied with Canada's five largest banks than retail customers, says a J.D. Power and Associates study that ranked Sco-tiabank in top spot in terms of satisfaction among this key banking clientele.

Aerospace merger off

A deal to create a European defence and aerospace giant to rival Boeing Co. collapsed Wednesday when BAE Systems and EADS NV called off merger talks in the face of government objections.

Market down n global reports

Deteriorating global economic prospects continued to weigh on the Toronto stock market Wednesday amid a weak outlook from resource giant Alcoa Inc. and a pessimistic assessment from the International Monetary Fund.

More Canadians are living debt-free: poll

A new poll suggests more Canadians are living debt-free this year compared to 2011. The annual RBC survey found that 26 per cent of respondents had no personal debt - excluding mortgage debt - in 2012, up from 22 per cent last year.

Heber river dam removed, water flows on natural beds

The old Heber River dam near Gold River is gone and water is running along natural riverbeds for the first time in more than half a century. B.C.