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Laurentian Bank ups amount of problem mortgages to $392M as it repurchases portion

Laurentian Bank ups amount of problem mortgages to $392M as it repurchases portion

MONTREAL — Laurentian Bank of Canada says the amount of problematic loans discovered in its mortgage portfolio has increased from $304 million to $392 million.

Quebec aluminum smelter lockout comes at perilous time, says industry

MONTREAL — The lockout of workers at a Quebec aluminum plant comes at a perilous time for the Canadian industry because of uncertainty over the future of NAFTA and slowing U.S. demand, says the head of Canada's aluminum trade association.

Postmedia gives two million photo negatives to Vancouver archives

VANCOUVER — More than two million images documenting decades of Vancouver's history have been donated to the city's archives. Postmedia Network Inc.
Shaw president: arrival of Apple's iPhone has changed Freedom's business model

Shaw president: arrival of Apple's iPhone has changed Freedom's business model

The arrival of Apple devices at Freedom Mobile last month has transformed the way it's competing against Canada's three big national wireless carriers, Shaw Communications said Thursday after it reported a big boost in wireless subscribers in the qua
Financial firm outsourcing increasing risk of cyber-attacks: IIAC

Financial firm outsourcing increasing risk of cyber-attacks: IIAC

TORONTO — The head of the Investment Industry Association of Canada says the risk of cyberattacks is being amplified by the significant outsourcing done by investment dealers and asset managers.

Florida House: Hand over records from Emeril's show now

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida House is demanding the producer of a television show hosted by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse to turn over records in five days or risk hefty fines and even jail.

Rail joint cracks led to Saskatchewan potash train derailment: TSB

WINNIPEG — An investigation has concluded that cracks in a rail joint ultimately led to the derailment of a freight train carrying potash east of Saskatoon last fall.
Local governments won't say what they're offering Amazon

Local governments won't say what they're offering Amazon

PHILADELPHIA — State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters.
Stevie Wonder wows crowd on 'smart' piano at tech show

Stevie Wonder wows crowd on 'smart' piano at tech show

LAS VEGAS — Trying to distinguish your product among the thousands at the CES gadget show is no easy feat, so it helps when music legend Stevie Wonder pays an unexpected visit.
Cindy Crawford recreates iconic Super Bowl ad 26 years later

Cindy Crawford recreates iconic Super Bowl ad 26 years later

NEW YORK — Cindy Crawford is heading back to the Super Bowl: The model has recreated her iconic 1992 Super Bowl ad for Pepsi, now featuring her 18-year-old son. Crawford recently filmed the commercial, which will debut at Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4.