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Uber, Lyft, not happy with approval of drivers' insurance rate plan in Manitoba

Uber, Lyft, not happy with approval of drivers' insurance rate plan in Manitoba

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's Public Utilities Board has approved new insurance rates for ride-hailing company drivers that businesses such as Uber and Lyft have said will keep them setting up shop in Winnipeg.

Ontario offers incentives for electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces

TORONTO — Ontario is offering to cover 80 per cent of the cost of installing electric vehicle charging stations for companies and commercial building owners as the province tries to expand its charging infrastructure.
Tax break helps UnitedHealth 4Q earnings, 2018 guidance soar

Tax break helps UnitedHealth 4Q earnings, 2018 guidance soar

UnitedHealth Group's earnings more than doubled in the final quarter of 2017, and the nation's largest insurer hiked its forecast well beyond expectations largely due to help from the federal tax overhaul. UnitedHealth said Tuesday that it added $1.
Saint John, N.B., expects 19 per cent increase in cruise ship passengers in 2018

Saint John, N.B., expects 19 per cent increase in cruise ship passengers in 2018

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The port of Saint John, N.B., is expecting a banner cruise ship season, with nearly a quarter of a million passengers and crew to visit in 2018.

Founder of Canada Jetlines takes helm as CEO of rival Flair Airlines

KELOWNA, B.C. — The founder of Canada Jetlines is taking over as chief executive of Canadian discount carrier Flair Airlines Ltd.

Small and medium-sized businesses to up investment spend 3% this year: BDC

MONTREAL — A new report by the Business Development Bank of Canada says small and mid-sized businesses in Canada are expected to increase their investments by three per cent this year to $140.5 billion.
China's GAC to scrap Trump-sounding brand for US market

China's GAC to scrap Trump-sounding brand for US market

DETROIT — Chinese automaker GAC Motor will scrap the brand name it uses in China when it enters the U.S. market next year because it could be confused with President Donald Trump's surname.
UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flights, Doha denies

UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flights, Doha denies

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates claimed Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations denied by Qatar.

Glacier Media closing 41-year-old Whistler Question weekly newspaper

Vancouver-based Glacier Media says it is closing a weekly newspaper that has served Whistler, B.C., since 1976. The Whistler Question, located in the ski resort region 120 kilometres north of Vancouver, is expected to publish its last edition on Jan.
6 Canadian banks manipulated an interest rate benchmark, U.S. lawsuit alleges

6 Canadian banks manipulated an interest rate benchmark, U.S. lawsuit alleges

WHITE PLANES, N.Y. — A class-action lawsuit filed in a U.S.