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Home starts expected to slow

A moderate slowdown in new-home construction starts as well as sales of existing housing has been forecast by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

Barrick mine in Caribbean produces gold

Barrick Gold Corp. says its "world-class" Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic has achieved first gold production, with ore being processed through the first two of four autoclaves.

Union expects workers to share in auto profits

The Canadian Auto Workers does not expect to regain all of the concessions it made when automakers were struggling during the recession, but it wants to share in the profits now that the industry has rebounded.

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.