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Back-to-school sales to edge slightly higher

Analysts predict 2.5% increase

Western Union opening at Uptown

Money-transfer giant Western Union is among the first to lease space in the second phase of the Uptown shopping centre in Saanich.

Oak Bay Beach adds exec chef

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel, scheduled to open in October, has added what it calls a "key ingredient" to its senior staff - executive chef Brock Bowes.

Anglers can't keep spill fish

Anglers won't be able to keep fish from one of Alberta's most popular rivers while the government studies the effects of a major pipeline spill.

Commodities fuel gains for TSX

The Toronto stock market ended near its highs of the day on Tuesday as commodities pushed the market ahead. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 200.91 points to 11,863.50, in a session partly characterized by playing catch up with U.S.

Are you a hands-on investor?

Dear Mike: My adviser recently mentioned that I might prefer to be in "managed money." What exactly is that, and how do I know if it's right for me? Jason in Victoria The investment world can be complex, so you may not want to navigate it alone.

Reality check for sex shop

B.C. Supreme Court has slapped Vancouver retail store Fantasy Factory with a reality check, ordering it to close shop because it doesn't have the proper licence to sell sex paraphernalia.

Apple, Google bid on Kodak

Eastman Kodak, which is planning to auction 1,100 digital patents, received two bids from investor groups including Apple Inc and Google Inc of between $150 million and $250 million, the Wall Street Journal reported .

Residential building permits slip in June

Capital region's non-residential permits fall even more: StatsCan

Knight regains market share

Knight Capital Group Inc.