Get your fiscal house in order, Flaherty tells U.S. in speech

NEW YORK — It’s not often a Canadian politician goes to the United States to offer advice publicly, but Finance Minister Jim Flaherty did just that Wednesday, telling a U.S. business audience that Was… more

Buffetting a storm

OMAHA, Neb. — Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting on Saturday was dominated by sombre topics, as Warren Buffett explained to roughly 40,000 shareholders how the company had been battered by a trusted … more

Irish government faces likely ouster, banks fall

DUBLIN, Ireland — The Irish government stood on the brink of collapse Monday, a day after being forced to accept a massive bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. Irish Pr… more

Banks stocks rise after regulators agree on new capital rules

BASEL, Switzerland — Bankers and analysts said new global rules could mean less money available to lend to businesses an… more

Rifco expecting record year

A Red Deer company that provides non-prime loans for auto purchases has set some lofty goals for the next year. In its … more

National securities regulator to be decentralized

OTTAWA — Canada’s new national securities watchdog will be among the most decentralized in the world, with no headquarte… more

EU economic ministers meet on growing debt crisis

BRUSSELS, Belgium — European Union finance ministers were considering a C500 billion ($645 billion) defence package for … more

Continental and United to combine

United and Continental Airlines plan to announce on Monday that they’re joining to form the world’s largest airline, tes… more

Euro countries agree on C110 billion rescue plan

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Finance ministers from the 16 countries that use the euro agreed Sunday to rescue Greece with C110 b… more

CN reports Q1 profit of $511 million

MONTREAL — A stronger economic recovery will push Canadian National Railway to post solid profits this year despite faci… more
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