Alibaba beats revenue expectations with strong e-commerce, media growth

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SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chinese airlines are circling disaffected pilots at Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways , offering sky-high salaries to fill a shortage of experienced captains in a rapid
TORONTO - The Building Industry and Land Development Association says the Greater Toronto Area's supply of newly constructed condos last month hit its highest level since it began tracking that ......
Once the forks are put down for good, Americans will begin their holiday shopping in earnest. Televisions promise to offer some of the best deals.
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday that it discussed a massive data breach with potential investor SoftBank Group Corp ahead of going public with details of the incident on Tuesday.
TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's support of "net neutrality" is encouraging but the concept should be enshrined in federal law to protect it from being dismantled, an open-internet activist .
TORONTO - Dellen Millard advised his girlfriend in letters later seized by police on what to say if she was ever called to testify about a young Toronto woman who ...
OTTAWA - A $5.6-million skating rink constructed on the east lawn of Parliament Hill will remain open to the public until the end of February ó not just for three ......
OTTAWA - Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says a skating rink erected on Parliament Hill to mark the country's 150th birthday will now stay open until the end of February, after ...
VICTORIA - British Columbians were invited today to help shape the referendum due next fall on reforming the voting system in the province. Attorney General David Eby says a government website ...
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OTTAWA - The federal Liberals appear to have targeted the rector of the Universite de Moncton as the next languages commissioner. The Canadian Press has learned that Franco-Manitoban Raymond Theberge
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TORONTO - Hydro One is considering allowing its customers to use pre-paid meters for their electricity use. The proposal is contained within a massive Ontario Energy Board application, which also ask
Highlights at the close Thursday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index _ 16,074.30, up 0.72 of a point American markets closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Currencies:
The average value for the Canadian dollar on Thursday was 78.65 cents US, up 0.09 of a cent from Wednesday. The U.S. dollar was at C$1.2715, down 0.14 of a cent. Pound ...
PARIS (Reuters) - Peugeot-owner PSA will use an existing Opel site in eastern Europe to assemble 200,000 petrol engines instead of building new capacity on its own site in Slovakia as initially plann
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CALGARY - A trademark flap over a deep-fried Canadian pastry has reached a sweet conclusion. Calgary food writer Julie Van Rosendaal posted a recipe to her blog around Canada Day last ...
TORONTO - A police officer has told a murder trial he seized dozens of letters one of the accused sent to his girlfriend asking her to get their stories straight ......
OTTAWA - Canada's anti-money laundering agency is helping fight the scourge of fentanyl by tracing the illicit movement of funds tied to the deadly drug. Barry MacKillop, interim director of the ...
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A Crystal Springs man is accused of stalking, making unwanted advances and comments to women in stores, the Richland Police Dept. said.              
(Reuters) - Consumer goods maker Unilever NV has begun working with executive search firm Egon Zehnder International to help to identify a successor to Chief Executive officer Paul Polman, Sky News
If you burned your pecan pie or you are having a hard time dealing with the in-laws, hereís some baby giraffe photographs to help you get through Thanksgiving, courtesy of Busch Gardens. The Tampa the
VERNON, B.C. - The case of a British Columbia man accused of threatening a woman with a gun in the province's Interior has been put over until mid-December. Thirty-seven-year-old Curtis Sagmoen .....
Sheena Allen's new company, CapWay, aims to connect people in underserved areas to financial literacy tools.              
An Endangered/Missing Child Alert has been canceled for a 15-year-old Bolivar County girl, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation announced.              
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada's refugee system isn't meant for those who are merely seeking a better economic future. Trudeau is citing the case of thousands of Haitians ...
TORONTO - A massage therapist properly convicted of sexually assaulting two women will get a new trial because a judge failed to say why he refused to allow a separate ......
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's community services minister says the province isn't looking to open up adoption records at this time, despite a recent move by Prince Edward Island to seek ...
CHARLOTTETOWN - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada could play a role in defusing the tense global standoff with the North Korean regime by working with Cuba. Trudeau made the comment ...
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