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Spray-on solar cells could be soon a reality, researchers and company executives hope

Imagine a future when solar cells can be sprayed or printed onto the windows of skyscrapers or atop sports utility vehicles — and at prices potentially far cheaper than today’s…

Canada gets approval to join controversial China-led infrastructure bank

OTTAWA—Canada has been approved to join a controversial new international infrastructure bank led by China. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank says Canada is among 13 applicants approved for membership in…

Sydney airline grounds 5 planes after propeller drops off

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—Five Regional Express Airlines passenger planes had been grounded as a precaution after a near disaster in which a propeller fell off an airliner as it approached Sydney Airport,…

‘This pace cannot last forever’: 2 big banks sound alarm on Toronto house prices

‘This pace cannot last forever’: 2 big banks sound alarm on Toronto house prices

Two big banks are waving red flags about Toronto housing prices, calling them “simply unsustainable” and a “bubble” in separate reports. The Canadian Real Estate Association said this week that…

‘We must earn our customers’ trust’: TD Bank on defensive after CBC stories

‘We must earn our customers’ trust’: TD Bank on defensive after CBC stories

TD Bank says it is reviewing “all of the concerns raised” by recent CBC News stories that revealed unscrupulous sales tactics by front-line bank employees. “TD is in the trust business. We know…

Caterpillar denies skirting tax laws

WASHINGTON—Caterpillar, a week after its headquarters and other facilities were raided by a number of federal agencies including the Internal Revenue Service, denied that it had broken any federal tax…

Mortgage rules have cut purchasing power by 20% for new buyers, brokers say

Mortgage rules have cut purchasing power by 20% for new buyers, brokers say

The group that represents mortgage brokers across Canada was in Ottawa on Tuesday to urge parliamentarians to tinker with their recent homeownership rule changes and hit the brakes on introducing any new…

Niagara Falls tourism fee called ‘ridiculous’ as some businesses make it mandatory

Niagara Falls tourism fee called ‘ridiculous’ as some businesses make it mandatory

?Every year, millions of people flock to Niagara Falls, Ont., shelling out hundreds of dollars for hotels, restaurants and attractions clustered around the towering falls. But at some businesses, visitors are…

After Alberta pipeline spill goes undetected for 45 days, Murphy Oil fined $172,500

CALGARY—Murphy Oil has been fined $ 172,500 after the Alberta Energy Regulator concluded the Arkansas-based company did not maintain a pipeline that leaked oil for 45 days before it was…

Last BlackBerry-designed phone with physical keyboard to hit stores in April

Last BlackBerry-designed phone with physical keyboard to hit stores in April

Fans of BlackBerry’s classic physical keyboard will have reason to celebrate when the last product designed in part by the former smartphone leader becomes available in April. The Waterloo, Ont.-based…