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Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws from all locations

Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws from all locations

Vancouver Starbucks locations will be the first in Canada to serve drinks without plastic straws as it works to eliminate the product from all its stores by 2020, the company announced Monday.
Toronto hits record close, while U.S. markets also gain ground; Loonie up

Toronto hits record close, while U.S. markets also gain ground; Loonie up

TORONTO — The base metals and industrial sectors helped Canada's main stock index close at a record high Monday, while U.S. stock markets also climbed higher as technology companies and banks rose.
Box office top 20: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' stings with $75.8M

Box office top 20: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' stings with $75.8M

NEW YORK — Marvel Studios landed its 20th straight no. 1 box-office debut with an uncharacteristically small superhero for the swaggering comic-book juggernaut. "Ant-Man and the Wasp" opened with $75.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (up 80.56 points to 16,452.34, a record high) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 14 cents, or 2.73 per cent, to $5.26 on 6.
CPPIB betting that demand for sports data is a good long-term investment

CPPIB betting that demand for sports data is a good long-term investment

TORONTO — Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is preparing to buy a 39 per cent stake in Sportradar, a global company that distributes data from the National Hockey League and other professional sports for betting purposes.
A&W introduces Beyond Meat vegetarian burgers across Canada

A&W introduces Beyond Meat vegetarian burgers across Canada

VANCOUVER — Canadians can sample the Beyond Meat veggie burger made to look and taste like beef at A&W restaurants starting today.
Boris Johnson quits UK government in mounting Brexit crisis

Boris Johnson quits UK government in mounting Brexit crisis

LONDON — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a charismatic and divisive cheerleader for Britain's exit from the European Union, resigned Monday, adding to a crisis over Brexit that threatens to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May's government.
Tim Hortons parent RBI names Duncan Fulton as chief corporate officer

Tim Hortons parent RBI names Duncan Fulton as chief corporate officer

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Restaurant Brands International Inc., the parent company of Tim Hortons, has named Duncan Fulton as its chief corporate officer, effective immediately. Fulton was president of Canadian Tire's FGL Sports Ltd.
Suncor says Syncrude to ramp up to full production in early to mid-September

Suncor says Syncrude to ramp up to full production in early to mid-September

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. says production at the Syncrude oilsands complex is expected to ramp up to full production in early to mid-September after a power disruption in June that shut down operations. The company, which holds a 58.
Barrick Gold Corp. deepens ties with Chinese miner Shandong Gold Group

Barrick Gold Corp. deepens ties with Chinese miner Shandong Gold Group

TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. says it's deepening its ties with Shandong Gold Group Co. Ltd. and will look at partnering with the Chinese company on potential acquisitions and asset sales.