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Ottawa's framework for spectrum auction sets aside 43% for regional carriers

OTTAWA — The federal government said Wednesday that 43 per cent of the 600 megahertz wireless spectrum to be auctioned next year will be set aside for regional carriers and potential new rivals to Canada's three national carriers.

Walmart removes Cosmopolitan magazine from U.S. checkout aisles

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart says it was a business decision to remove Cosmopolitan magazine from its U.S. checkout aisles, but some groups have raised concerns about the sexual content of the publication marketed to women.
Materials and energy stocks weigh on Toronto market, loonie ends lower

Materials and energy stocks weigh on Toronto market, loonie ends lower

Canada's main stock index closed down Wednesday as commodity prices slipped, while increased scrutiny on U.S. technology stocks helped push U.S. markets down.

Carnival Cruise trades cruise for teen's Snapchat handle

PROSPECT, Va. — Carnival Cruise rolled into a small Virginia town this week on the hunt for a local teen and his coveted Snapchat handle @CarnivalCruise.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,169.94, down 46.24 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 50 cents, or 5.25 per cent, to $9.03 on 10.5 million shares.
BlackBerry's Chen: a delay of mass market driverless cars wouldn't be a problem

BlackBerry's Chen: a delay of mass market driverless cars wouldn't be a problem

TORONTO — Mass market driverless vehicles may be ready for the road later than previous estimates, but BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen said Wednesday he doesn't consider that a problem for his company's autonomous vehicle technology plans.
Ontario debt mounts as province moves back into deficit ahead of election

Ontario debt mounts as province moves back into deficit ahead of election

TORONTO — Ontario's debt is ballooning as the Liberal government takes the province back into deficit in its final budget before a spring election.

New operating structure at Alliance Pipeline expected to result in fewer employees

CALGARY — One of the two Calgary-based pipeline companies that own Alliance Pipeline Ltd. says there will be an unspecified number of job cuts as the partners move to end its standalone management structure.
SUVs to steal the New York International Auto Show

SUVs to steal the New York International Auto Show

Yes, there will be a few cars, but SUVs will capture most of the headlines at this year's New York International Auto Show.
Metis want courts to overturn Manitoba decision on cancelled payment

Metis want courts to overturn Manitoba decision on cancelled payment

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Metis Federation plans to ask the courts to overturn a provincial government decision and uphold a tentative agreement that would see it get $67 million for supporting new energy projects.