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Tim Hortons confirms job cuts

After days of media speculation, Tim Hortons has confirmed some staffers at its corporate head offices in Oakville, Ontario are losing their jobs.
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Cliffs Natural Resources seeks creditor protection for Quebec operations
Cliffs has suspended production at Bloom Lake amid a slump in iron-ore prices and for several months has been looking at options to sell some of its Canadian assets. The Cleveland-based company purchased Bloom Lake as part of a $4.3 billion takeover of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd. in 2011.
U.S. proposes opening Atlantic in five-year oil, gas drilling plan
The Obama administration on Tuesday said it was contemplating allowing oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic Coast.
Oil to stay lower for longer; Chinese demand growth to slow: Goldman Sachs
Oil prices will stay lower for longer after more than halving since June, Goldman Sachs' chief commodity analyst said, arguing in his latest research note that demand growth in China and other emerging economies is set to slow.
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Mobilicity makes last-ditch effort to join spectrum auction
Just days from the deadline for deposits, Mobilicity says it has secured the financing necessary to register for an upcoming public auction for valuable cellular airwaves.
Falling oil prices could push federal budget into deficit, watchdog says
If the price of oil averages $48 a barrel this year, Canada will end up with a small deficit in 2015-16, even with the use of a contingency fund set aside for unexpected events, Canada's budget watchdog said on Tuesday.
Snow day across the Maritimes as storm moves through the region
Schools, government offices and universities throughout the Maritimes are closed as a powerful storm moves through the region.
Markets dive as strong U.S. dollar weighs on earnings
U.S.-based firms are being hit by the stronger U.S. dollar as a parade of big bellwether earnings reflects damage on their balance sheets.
Pfizer's 2015 forecast disappoints, crimped by generics, dollar
Pfizer reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results, but the company forecast 2015 earnings below Wall Street expectations, citing patent expirations and the stronger dollar.
Snowstorm sweeps northeast but falls short of predictions
A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States, dropping more than 30 centimetres of snow but falling short of more dire predictions that shut schools, businesses and transportation.
RBC first to cut mortgage rates as bond yields plunge
Royal Bank of Canada is the first major lender to lower mortgage rates after five-year bond yields fell in the wake of a surprise cut by the Bank of Canada last week, according to rate-monitoring websites.
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Oil steady ahead of U.S. storm following Saudi transition
U.S. oil prices were steady Monday, ahead of the first big snowstorm this year in the country's Northeast, while benchmark Brent crude fell after pledges of no policy change by the top oil exporter Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah's death.
Markets dive as strong U.S. dollar weighs on earnings
U.S.-based firms are being hit by the stronger U.S. dollar as a parade of big bellwether earnings reflects damage on their balance sheets.
Coke to change its formula in Canada, scaling back sweetness and cutting calories
Coca-Cola is revamping its flagship product in Canada, making it a little less sweet and bringing it in line with Coke in its other markets around the world.
Top Picks from David Burrows: Starbucks, Walt Disney, and American Tower
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Loonie will drop to 78.1 cents US in three months: Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs predicts the Canadian dollar will drop below the 80-cent threshold in three months as low oil prices weigh on the economy.
Uniqlo to open first Canadian stores in 2016
Just as U.S. discounter Target prepares to leave Canada, fast-growing Japanese cheap-chic fashion chain Uniqlo has announced it is setting up shop here.
U.S. East Coast braces, flights canceled as 'historic' blizzard bears down
The U.S. east coast is bracing for a potentially historic blizzard that forecasters say could dump up to 90 cm of snow on the region and snarl transportation for millions of people.
Upgrades and Downgrades: Goldman cuts Kinross Gold to 'sell'
Goldman sees gold prices falling 15% by 2016 and says at those prices Kinross will have insufficient free cash flow generation.
RBC first to cut mortgage rates as bond yields plunge
Royal Bank of Canada is the first major lender to lower mortgage rates after five-year bond yields fell in the wake of a surprise cut by the Bank of Canada last week, according to rate-monitoring websites.
Traders signal deeper cuts after Bank of Canada's interest rate shocker
Bond traders reeling from the Bank of Canada’s shock interest-rate cut are betting Governor Stephen Poloz will do it again.
Banks 'may be biding their time' on mortgage rate cuts
Canada’s big banks have yet to lower mortgage rates after the central bank’s surprise rate cut this week, but once one of them does the rest will “clamour for the market share,” one expert says.
Economist warns rate cut may create ‘grotesque’ debt skew
The Bank of Canada’s surprise cut to borrowing costs this week threatens to tilt an already lopsided economy into one that is grotesquely skewed toward housing and consumer spending, said Bank of Montreal’s Doug Porter.
Finance Minister won’t interfere with banks on rates
Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said he won't pressure the nation's banks to follow the Bank of Canada's latest interest-rate cut, or take steps to influence the housing market.
Big banks not budging on mortgage rates after central bank cut
Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canada’s largest lender, says it has no plans to cut its prime rate to match the central bank’s move, keeping the rate linked to variable mortgages, car loans and other securities, at 3 percent. Other banks, including Royal Bank of Canada, are also holding off.
Don Martin: Interest rate cut helps Harper’s election chances
Only five prime ministers in our history have lasted this long, but Harper still craves another four years. And he’s got one formidable asset in his corner: Good economic luck.
Harper backs Bank of Canada rate cut, doesn't plan fiscal stimulus
Asked whether he was planning further fiscal stimulus to help a sluggish economy, Harper replied; "No".
Andrew McCreath: ECB bond-buying plan all about devaluing currency
“Draghi is doing the same thing that Poloz did yesterday – depreciate the currency,” McCreath tells BNN.
Shadow lenders jump into mortgage market as banks clamp down
Mortgage brokers and nonbank lenders operate outside the reach of federal bank regulators, operating in opaque market where they provide uninsured, short-term mortgages at interest rates as high as 20 percent.

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