Entries by Daniel Tencer from 08/2011

Debt Ceiling Deal: Stock Rally Fizzles After 30 Minutes

Posted 08.01.2011 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The debt deal rally lasted all of 30 minutes. After gaining 139 points minutes after the market opened Monday, the Dow Jones indus...

Sheepdogs On The Cover Of Rolling Stone, Band Wins Contest

Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada

Ladies and gentlemen, the votes have been counted and the Sheepdogs are the winners of Rolling Stone's "Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?" Choose th...

NDP Interim Leader Turmel Was Bloc Québécois Member

Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada

The NDP's new interim leader, Nycole Turmel, was a card-carrying member of the Bloc Québécois for five years and quit only weeks before announcing s...

Saudi Arabia Superscraper: Planned Kingdom Tower In Jeddah To Rise Two-Thirds Of A Mile

Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada

CAIRO - Saudi Arabia took a key step forward Tuesday in its plan to build the world's tallest tower and outdo Gulf neighbour Dubai, which inaugurated ...

Johnson Aziga, HIV Killer, Declared Dangerous Offender

Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada

HAMILTON - A man convicted of murder through HIV transmission could spend the rest of his life in jail after an Ontario court ruled Tuesday that he ca...

Italy Burqa Ban? Country Is Latest In Europe To Mull Outlawing Muslim Veils

Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada

ROME - An Italian parliamentary commission Tuesday approved a draft law banning women from wearing veils that cover their faces in public. The draf...

Tuberculosis Lands Woman In Jail For Six Months

Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada

A Winnipeg woman who has been in jail since April will spend another three months behind bars despite not having committed any crime. The 30-year-old ...

Prisons In Canada Undergoing Expansion Without Scrutiny: Critics

Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada

The Correctional Service of Canada will build maximum-security cellblocks inside medium-security prisons in Ontario and Manitoba, a move some observer...

Toronto Stock Exchange Drops 5.5 Per Cent In Past Six Sessions

Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - North American stock markets tumbled Tuesday as relief over the rise of the U.S. debt ceiling was countered by rising worries that economic ...

RIM's New BlackBerrys Raise Hopes For A Comeback

Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Research In Motion is unveiling five new BlackBerrys with touchscreens, as it hopes to revive the line's dwindling appeal in the face...

Self-Defence Or Excessive Force? Man Charged For Fighting Off Intruder

Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada

A man escorting his girlfriend to her home Sunday night discovered signs of entry to her house. ... A man was found hiding, Toronto police said. An en...

Mercedes-Benz Has Best July On Record, Sells 100,000 Cars

Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada Business

FRANKFURT - Daimler AG says its Mercedes-Benz luxury car brand had its best July on record, increasing vehicle sales 2.7 per cent to 100,391. Sales...

Air Canada Discount Airline Gets Flight Attendants' OK

Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada Business

Air Canada has cleared a crucial hurdle in its bid to launch a discount leisure airline, winning the support of the union representing flight attendan...

Montreal Tunnel Collapse: Province Hopes Ville-Marie Open By Monday

Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada

MONTREAL - Transport officials in Quebec are hoping a Montreal tunnel that has been closed since a massive chunk of concrete smashed onto a highway wi...

Nycole Turmel Bloc Controversy: Hints Of Red Scare As Media Prepares To Declare NDP Dead

Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada

It's barely been two months since Canadians elected a new majority government and a new Official Opposition, but the country's media appeared ready We...

Google Voice: Gmail Phone Calls Now Available In Canada

Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada Business

Since 2010, Gmail users in the United States have been able to place calls directly from their inboxes. ... [This week] Google has extended that featu...

Earth's Second Moon: Our Lunar Friend Once Had A Twin, Astronomers Suggest

Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada

Earth once had two moons, until one of them made the fatal mistake of smacking into its big sister in what is being called the "big splat," some astro...

William Marovitz, Husband Of Ex-Playboy CEO Christine Hefner, Accused Of Insider Trading

Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The husband of former Playboy Enterprises CEO Christie Hefner has been accused of using inside information in making more than $100,0...

Keystone Pipeline Meets Opposition From Princeton, Harvard Experts

Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada Business

Scientists from some of the most prominent institutions in the U.S. have written a letter to president Barack Obama urging him not to approve a pipeli...

Air Canada Reports $46 Million Loss In Second Quarter

Posted 08.04.2011 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Air Canada is reporting a net loss of $46 million in the second quarter, compared to a net loss of $318 million in the same period last yea...

Europe Debt Crisis: Spain Forced To Pay More To Borrow

Posted 08.04.2011 | Canada Business

MADRID - Spain was forced to pay sharply higher interest rates in a pair of bond auctions, reflecting raised investor fears over the country's ability...

Kraft Foods To Become Two Companies: Grocer And Snack Maker

Posted 08.04.2011 | Canada Business

NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Kraft Foods Inc. plans to split into two publicly traded companies, with one concentrating on snacks while the other focuses on the...

Canadian Dollar, Japanese Yen Drop In Chaotic Day Of Trading

Posted 08.04.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar tumbled more than a U.S. cent while the U.S. dollar strengthened following a move by the Bank of Japan to control the ri...

WestJet Earnings: Profit Soars Almost 275% On Higher Earnings

Posted 08.04.2011 | Huffington Post

CALGARY - WestJet has seen its second-quarter profits soar almost 275 per cent as higher fares and cost controls helped offset increased fuel prices, ...

General Motors Canada To Build New Cadillac XTS In Oshawa

Posted 08.04.2011 | Canada Business

OSHAWA, Ont. - General Motors will invest $117 million to prepare its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont. to build the new Cadillac XTS next year. The a...