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U.S. judge approves $11.2M settlement for hacked Ashley Madison users

ST. LOUIS—A federal judge on Friday approved an $ 11.2 million settlement between the marital infidelity website Ashley Madison and users who sued after hackers released personal information, including financial…

Sears Canada liquidation sales given OK to start Friday

Sears Canada liquidation sales given OK to start Friday

Liquidation sales at dozens of Sears Canada locations slated for closure could begin as early as this week after an Ontario court signed off on the plan Tuesday. The sales…

How Siri’s restrictive app integration could hurt its already waning popularity

MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIF.—Hey Siri, why can’t I use you on more apps? Last summer, Apple was busy advertising its latest move to beef up Siri, the personal digital assistant for…

Interest rates likely to increase today: How that could affect your loans

The odds that the Bank of Canada will increase its key interest rate by 0.25 per cent today are overwhelming, as far as financial markets are concerned. That rate, known…

What happens to loonie after Bank of Canada hikes rates?

What happens to loonie after Bank of Canada hikes rates?

If you’re planning a summertime trip to the U.S., keep a close eye on the loonie next Wednesday. That’s when the Bank of Canada is widely expected to increase interest rates, a…

Crude prices snap winning streak

An eight-day winning streak for oil prices ended Wednesday amid news that Russia isn’t interested in pursuing deeper production cuts. The August crude contract fell back $ 1.94 to $…

Entertainment and eats emporium the Rec Room opens in Toronto

Booze-infused doughnuts, British phone booths minus phones, Spam-branded lunch boxes — and not a movie theatre in sight. It’s not your average trip to the Cineplex. Then again, it’s a…

Home Capital says fight to survive added $175M to its expenses

Home Capital Corp. says its expenses soared $ 175 million above normal during the second quarter as it fought to survive a cash shortage that erupted as customers withdrew most…

You can become wealthy working for someone else

Most people have daydreams about getting rich, but your employer likely isn’t in any of them. However, not all millionaires acquired their wealth through the lottery or a brilliant business…

Sears Canada to close 59 stores, lay off 2,900 in restructuring

Sears Canada to close 59 stores, lay off 2,900 in restructuring

Sears Canada plans to close 59 stores and eliminate 2,900 jobs across the country as part of a court-supervised restructuring process. Shares in Sears Canada were halted Thursday morning after…

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