The man named by a magazine as the inventor of Bitcoin earlier this week has denied any involvement. Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said he had not even heard of the virtual currency until a few weeks ago.
TORONTO--Canadian stocks ended mixed Thursday, weighed down by disappointing earnings from Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin and weakness in the technology sector.
The company behind a proposed pipeline expansion that would carry oil sands bitumen to British Columbia's Lower Mainland asked the Alberta government to help finance the project - a request that was rebuffed this week.
Office supply chain Staples Inc. is closing up to 225 stores and cutting $500 million in costs by the end of 2015 as it aims to become a leaner and more efficient retailer.
A weaker performance by Ontario Power Generation's nuclear sector dragged down profits for the company owned by the province. OPG reported Thursday that net income dipped to $135 million in 2013 from $367 million a year earlier.