Leafs beat Rangers, close in on Senators as battle brews again

NEW YORK—There will be a Battle of Ontario when the Leafs and Senators meet Saturday night in Ottawa. The two teams are bumping up against each other in the standings after the Leafs stopped a very good New York Rangers team 4-2 here Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Toronto moved to within two points […]

Business Outlook Survey – Winter 2016-17

Available as: PDF Data Available as: CSV, JSON and XML Results of the Winter 2016-17 Survey | Vol. 13.4 | 9 January 2017 The results of the winter Business Outlook Survey indicate that business prospects have improved following two years of overall modest activity. The responses reflect building domestic demand, a supportive export outlook and […]

U.K.’s Sky pulls ‘Urban Myths’ show starring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson

LONDON—A British broadcaster said Friday it was cancelling a TV comedy starring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson after the program was condemned by the late musician’s family. Sky Arts said it has decided not to broadcast the program “in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family.” It said Fiennes “fully supports our […]

What about the free bread basket? U.S. calorie-count rules raise complex queries from restaurants

NEW YORK—How might a bread basket for the table be counted under the United States’ new calorie posting rules? What about seasonal items, croutons for salads, or pizza that’s cut into squares? American restaurant and grocery chains scrambling to post calorie counts on their menus by spring have peppered the Food and Drug Administration with […]

Justin Trudeau’s Ontario road show takes on partisan edge

OTTAWA—Canadians who want to meet Justin Trudeau during his upcoming road tour town halls are being asked to first register their personal details with Liberal MPs. That puts a political taint on the prime minister’s attempt at grassroots mingling, Conservative MP Candice Bergen (Portage–Lisgar) said Wednesday. “Don’t call it an open town hall when it’s […]

Alex Ovechkin wastes little time notching 1,000th point

Alex Ovechkin wastes little time notching 1,000th point

Alex Ovechkin scored twice to reach and exceed the 1,000-point plateau, leading the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. Becoming the 84th player in NHL history to hit the milestone, Ovechkin put the team on his back as Washington won its seventh consecutive game and snapped Pittsburgh’s winning […]

Cone-shaped sea creatures finally get place on evolutionary tree

Cone-shaped sea creatures finally get place on evolutionary tree

It looks like an alien creature: a critter with a cone-shaped shell, long arms and tentacles fluttering out of its fleshy opening. It’s not from another world, but an ancient one. But until now, hyoliths didn’t have a place on Earth’s tree of life. The marine creatures that were mere centimetres long were discovered about 175 years ago. […]