The man a U.S. magazine claims is the creator of Bitcoin denies having anything to do with the virtual currency. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Satoshi Nakamoto said he had never heard of Bitcoin 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.
Staples Inc., the largest U.S. office supply retail chain, has announced plans to close 225 stores amid growing competition from online retailers.
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.