U.S. joblessness at 3.6%, lowest since 1969

U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and now anticipate strong customer demand. [Read entire story]

Saskatchewan premier plans to appeal carbon tax decision to Supreme Court

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Ottawa in the legal dispute between the provincial and federal governments over the constitutionality of the carbon tax. [Read entire story]

Hewers of bits, drawers of bandwidth: Canada’s digital economy is bigger than mining, oil and gas

Canada's digital economy is growing much faster than the rest of the economy and is already bigger than staple industries such as mining, forestry and oil and gas. [Read entire story]

Tesla to raise $2.7B in capital as Musk moves to buy more shares

Just one day after announcing plans to sell notes and stock to raise much-needed capital, Tesla boosted the size of its offering to as high as $2.7 billion US on Friday. [Read entire story]

Fiat Chrysler 1st quarter profit falls 47%

Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Friday reported a 47 per cent drop in profits for the first quarter of the year due largely to changes in production, but expressed confidence that new models will help the company [Read entire story]

40,460 new GM pickups to be recalled in Canada because of block heater fire risk

General Motors is recalling over 368,000 pickups and other trucks worldwide, including 40,457 in Canada, because of fires caused by engine block heater cords. [Read entire story]

TransCanada shareholders agree to drop ‘Canada’ from company name

TransCanada Corp. is officially dropping the "Canada" from its name, but CEO Russ Girling isn't saying he expects it will make it any easier to get pipelines approved in Canada or the United States. [Read entire story]

Oilpatch reps head east seeking allies among business, civic leaders

Representatives of Canada's oil and gas industry are headed east this month as the sector looks to rally support among business and municipal leaders. The effort comes as the sector faces increasing scrutiny due to [Read entire story]

Soy producers want interest-free loans boosted for other crops, industry rep says

The federal government's plan to boost interest-free loans for canola farmers has left Canada's soybean sector wondering when it might get similar help. [Read entire story]

Another oil and gas company fails in Alberta — and more than a dozen others are teetering

There's another victim in Alberta of the persistently low oil and gas prices after Trident Exploration ceased operations this week and several other companies could suffer the same fate. [Read entire story]

Build a refinery, ban tankers or phase out fossil fuels? B.C. reacts to Alberta threats

As B.C. and Alberta prepare for a legal battle over oil, the future is uncertain. [Read entire story]

Pepsi drops lawsuits alleging Indian farmers grew potatoes meant for Lay’s chips

PepsiCo has agreed to withdraw lawsuits against Indian potato farmers it alleged infringed a patent by cultivating a variety grown exclusively for its Lay's potato chips. [Read entire story]

Alberta oil cuts, close-the-taps bill are unwelcome interventions: Suncor CEO

Suncor Energy Inc. remains a foe of the Alberta government-ordered oil production curtailments, but new CEO Mark Little says the program was actually "slightly positive" for the company's financial results in the first [Read entire story]

Canada’s housing markets not as vulnerable as prices fall more than 5%, CMHC report

For the first time in 2.5 years, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has rated the housing market as only moderately vulnerable, indicating the hot conditions characterized by bidding wars and sky-high prices may be [Read entire story]

Beyond Meat stock more than doubles on first day of trading

Beyond Meat, a maker of meat alternatives, went public on stock markets on Thursday, and investors quickly drove up the price of the shares within minutes of being able to finally sink their teeth into the company. [Read entire story]

SNC-Lavalin to scale back operations in 15 countries after being ‘disappointed’ by earnings

The head of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. said it will scale down its operations in 15 countries and swear off bidding on fixed-price contracts in the mining industry as it reported a loss in its latest quarter. [Read entire story]

Bombardier to sell plane factories in Belfast, Morocco that employ 4,000

Canadian company Bombardier says it plans to consolidate its plane-making businesses into a single entity and sell off factories in Northern Ireland and Morocco to focus on profitable parts of the business. [Read entire story]

Fact-checking Jason Kenney: Is B.C.’s pipeline opposition to blame for high gas prices?

Alberta's new premier came out swinging on the morning of his first full day in office, blaming his counterparts in B.C. for record-high gas prices and promising to cut off their petroleum supply if necessary. [Read entire story]

Fed’s Powell offers sharp but nameless rebuke of Trump’s calls for rate cuts: Don Pittis

Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell offers a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump's unsolicited input on lowering interest rates — albeit without mentioning Trump's name — but he doesn't rule out cutting rates as he [Read entire story]

China suspends pork imports from 2 Canadian companies, agriculture minister says

The federal agriculture minister says that department officials have told her the Chinese government has suspended the export permits of two Canadian pork exporters, both based in Quebec. [Read entire story]

Kenney win would bring uncertainty for energy sector, says report

If UCP Leader Jason Kenney becomes Alberta's premier next week, investors in the Canadian energy sector should brace for a significant amount of risk, according to a report released with less than a week left in the [Read entire story]

Ontario gas stations could be fined $10,000 a day for missing anti-carbon-tax stickers

Buried in Ontario's budget bill are fines of up to $10,000 per day for gas station operators who don't display government-mandated stickers about the price of the carbon tax. [Read entire story]

Canadian canola spat shows China has ‘ways of hurting’ trade partners for political ends

There's no official connection between the canola ban and China's dispute with Canada over the arrest of a Huawei executive. But diplomats and political observers say the ban is part of Beijing's strategy to put pressure [Read entire story]

Disney’s share price skyrockets as investors bet on new streaming service

Walt Disney shares rocketed to an all-time high Friday after the company moved aggressively into the streaming arena [Read entire story]

Trump aims to clear path for Keystone XL, but opponents vow to keep fighting

Environmentalists fighting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline remain confident of stopping the project despite U.S. President Donald Trump's latest executive order aimed at speeding up development of cross-border [Read entire story]

Shareholders vote in favour of $10B US takeover of Vancouver-based Goldcorp

Newmont Mining Corp.'s $10 billion US all-share takeover deal of Goldcorp Inc. is almost complete after shareholders of the Denver-based company voted in favour of the merger Thursday. [Read entire story]

Facebook faces possible class action lawsuit over job ads

Facebook could be hit with a class action lawsuit in Canada alleging the social media giant has facilitated discrimination in ads for jobs and housing based on factors such as age and gender. A Montreal firm filed an [Read entire story]

Uber reveals finances as it gears up for IPO

Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on the stock market. [Read entire story]

Transcontinental defends its sale of Atlantic Canada media assets

Montreal-based Transcontinental Inc. says its sale of media assets to SaltWire Network, which owns 35 newspapers in Atlantic Canada, was 'conducted based on fair, accurate and timely information.' [Read entire story]

Disney hopes Wall Street bets on new global streaming service

Walt Disney Co. unveiled details of a family-friendly streaming service on Thursday with TV shows and movies from some of the world's most popular entertainment franchises in a bid to challenge the digital dominance of [Read entire story]

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos challenges other retailers to increase wages

Amazon's Jeff Bezos challenged other retailers to raise wages and improve benefits for their employees, saying the competition will help everyone. [Read entire story]

B.C. farmers ripping out raspberries as industry faces high costs, cheap competition

Growers say the prices of labour, land and supplies have made it difficult for local farmers to compete with cheaper imports of the berry from countries like Mexico, Chile and Serbia. [Read entire story]

Number of companies producing oil and gas in Western Canada drops 17.5% since 2014

A new study shows that the total number of companies producing oil and gas in Western Canada has fallen by 17.5 per cent in the four years since global oil prices began crashing at the end of 2014. [Read entire story]

Competition Bureau also probing Bell telecom sales practices after CBC reporting on issue

After CBC reporting brought light to the issue, Canada's telecom regulator launched a probe into aggressive and misleading sales tactics at telecommunications companies — and now Canada's competition watchdog is doing [Read entire story]