EL SEGUNDO, CALIF.�Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.
Augusta Resource Corporation (TSX:AZC) says that proxy advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co. is recommending that shareholders vote on the continuation of its shareholders rights plan in the face of a hostile takeover by HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM).
As much of last year's record crop sits unsold, financially stretched Western Canadian grain farmers are scrambling to secure funding for the coming planting season.
The price of electricity in Ontario is set to jump on May 1, with the steepest increase coming for power used during peak periods.
A partial closure of northbound Allen Rd. for nearly two years could shave three or four months of pain off some Eglinton Ave. commutes by allowing Metrolinx to finish some of its work on the $5.3-billion Crosstown LRT a little faster.