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Microsoft retools Hotmail

Microsoft Corp. unveiled a revamped, Facebook-friendly version of its free, online email service in an attempt to reverse market share losses to Google Inc.'s fastgrowing Gmail.

Lenders oppose Yellow's plan

Yellow Media Inc. has been advised that its lenders do not support the Montreal directories publisher's plan to cut its $1.8-billion debt and want it withdrawn.

Big unions propose merger

Growing weariness in Canada's labour movement coupled with the federal government's "assault on labour rights" have made it necessary for two of the country's largest private sector unions to merge, the key players said Wednesday.

Google delays Nexus Q device

Google says it is delaying the Nexus Q, a home entertainment device that was supposed to come out in July. To make up for the delay, Google is sending the gadget free to everyone who pre-ordered it.

Fed's stand pat move sends TSX lower

North American markets finished lower on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve opted not to take any moves to stimulate the struggling economy. The S&P/TSX composite index was off 46.18 points to 11,618.53 and the TSX Venture Exchange gained 6.
PM pardons renegade farmers

PM pardons renegade farmers

Harper marks end of grain-selling monopoly in Saskatchewan field

Real estate sales take tumble in July

With families heading for the lakes or on summer road trips, real estate activity took its annual nose dive in July with total sales activity falling more than 21 per cent compared with June.

Harper nixes economic meet

A spokesman in the Prime Minister's Office says Stephen Harper won't attend a first ministers meeting on the economy.

Canada's economy disappoints in May

Canada's economy moved back into the slow lane in May, posting a below-expectations 0.1 per cent advance that set the stage for a sub-par second quarter and year. The May gross domestic product figure released Tuesday left April's 0.

Pension plans slip on European debt

Canadian defined benefit pension plans saw their investments slip 1.1 per cent in the second quarter, giving up some of their gains from the first three months of the year, a new report by RBC Investor Services says.
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