National Bank of Canada hikes dividend on strong 4th quarter profits

National Bank of Canada hiked its dividend as it reported fourth-quarter net income of $566 million, up eight per cent…

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GM cuts will be painful but better now than during a recession: Don Pittis

“It could have been worse,” will be of no comfort to those affected by the shutdown and job losses at General Motors.…

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Failed bidder files trade challenge against Ottawa’s frigate design pick

The federal government’s decision to select a group of companies led by Lockheed Martin Canada to design and support the…

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Mexican protests could signal fluctuating avocado prices this season

Avocados have become so ubiquitous they are easy to take for granted. But there’s a battle taking place behind the scenes…

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Delays at Sturgeon Refinery add to Alberta heavy oil price discount woes

A new refinery touted as part of the solution to Alberta’s oversupply of heavy oil likely won’t begin processing oilsands…

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How much do we owe, and what are we doing about it?

This story is part of a series we’re calling Debt Nation, looking at the state of consumer debt in Canada.…

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When 15 per cent was a good rate for a mortgage

A high bank rate meant high mortgage rates for home buyers in 1981. (CBC Archives/The National) Good news: the bank rate…

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‘(It’s) the way to go’: Brian Mulroney explains his about-face on cannabis

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney, whose government once introduced legislation to keep marijuana in the same legal category as heroin, hasn’t…

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Greenhouse growers turn to cannabis to cash in on lucrative crop

Move over tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, it’s time to make room for your popular new cousin in the agriculture business: Cannabis.…

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TSX up slightly as loonie rises

Canada’s main stock index was trading up slightly in mid-morning as gold and cannabis stocks traded up, while U.S. markets…

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