OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada registered a C$1.57 billion ($1.45 billion) budget surplus in June, which moved the first three months of the fiscal year into surplus as well, with revenues up and program expenses down, the Finance Department said on Friday.
Canada's big telecom companies say they will keep charging customers additional fees for producing and mailing paper bills, with some exceptions.
The imminent loss of independence at Tim Hortons Inc. - yet another blow to Canadian economic sovereignty - reminds us of how Big Business routinely conducts itself in ways contrary not only to the public interest but its own.
EDMONTON - The owner of the Edmonton Oilers says the booming, oilsands-driven economy of northern Alberta is behind the early success of the city's downtown makeover featuring a new arena for his team.
... * Trading volumes light ahead of Labor Day holiday. * Indexes on track for fourth straight week of gains. * Chicago PMI, consumer sentiment both top forecasts.