PARIS - Dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to the Louvre museum and forced the famous Paris landmark to close Friday while they denounced the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system.
CALGARY - Encana Corp. says an Alberta court has approved the oil and gas company's reorganization that will see it move its headquarters to Denver from Calgary and change its name to Ovintiv Inc.
MONTREAL - Three major rating agencies have voiced concerns over the finances of Bombardier Inc., whose future is being questioned as it considers options to raise its more than US$9 billion in debt.
NEW YORK - JetBlue Airways is raising fees for checking bags again by $5 — to $35 for the first one and $40 for the second — on flights within the United States.
MILAN - Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Taiwanese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday.
PRINCETON, Ind. - Toyota will stop making its Tacoma small pickup in San Antonio next year as it shifts production to Mexico, but the company says no U.S. jobs will be lost.
Boeing is working to fix a newly discovered problem with software powering up on the 737 Max, adding to the list of tasks the aircraft maker faces to get the grounded plane back in the air.
TORONTO - Canada's main stock index is expected to shatter records in 2020 after starting the year up nearly three per cent to date, says an investment expert.
VANCOUVER - Defence lawyers argue a senior executive of the Chinese tech giant Huawei should not be extradited to the U.S. because her actions would not be considered crimes under Canadian law.
OTTAWA - The federal government is studying the best options for Indigenous communities to reap economic benefits from the Trans Mountain pipeline but Ottawa is not planning to sell the project while legal and political risks remain.
CALGARY - Financial analysts say Canadian production cutbacks and a consumer-driven recovery in housing starts in the United States could mean better times for lumber and panel products this year.
MCHENRY, Ill. - A pickup truck slammed into an Illinois Starbucks on Thursday, injuring several people and causing massive damage to the coffee shop, police said.
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has shut down British Columbia's attempt to regulate what can flow through an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta.
SEATTLE - The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a severely limited version of Gov. Jay Inslee's plan to cap carbon pollution in the state, a decision the Democrat described as a “clarion call” that lawmakers must act on climate change.
WASHINGTON - The Labor Department will begin restricting news organizations' use of economic data by barring computers from the rooms where reporters receive such data before its public release, department officials announced Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his impeachment trial.
The future of Bombardier Inc. is being called into question after the company said it was actively considering alternatives to reduce its staggering debt.
TORONTO - North American stock markets extended their record-setting streaks on reduced trade tensions and positive economic data on both sides of the border.
CALGARY - There was "more alignment" than expected with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau at a pre-budget roundtable with the Business Council of Alberta on Thursday, according to the group's president.
TORONTO - Ontario cannabis shoppers scooped up thousands of edibles and vape products within an hour of them going on sale for the first time on the Ontario Cannabis Store's website.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fast-tracked work on constitutional changes that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024 while lawmakers quickly sealed his choice for new prime minister.
MONTREAL - Securities regulators in Canada have issued clarification around when a cryptocurrency trade may fall outside of securities laws as part of an evolving understanding of how rules apply to the relatively new asset class.
TORONTO - Magna International Inc. is scaling back its partnership with Lyft Inc. to co-develop self-driving technology as it focuses research and development spending on more near-term prospects.
CORNWALL, Ont. - The St. Lawrence Seaway saw cargo numbers fall sharply last year, as trade tensions and record water levels teamed up with harsh weather to hurt traffic.
CALGARY - A long life of assorted jobs, good times, hard times, moves and mistakes can result in an investment portfolio that looks like a jumbled basement storage closet.
TORONTO - Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. is promoting Gregory Craig to the job of chief financial officer, replacing Dean McCann, who is retiring.
BERLIN - Germany will pay utility companies billions of euros to speed up the shutdown of their coal-fired power plants as part of the country's efforts to fight climate change, the government said Thursday.
TORONTO - Barrick Gold Corp. says its gold production for 2019 is expected to come in near the top end of its guidance, while copper production is forecast to be more than its earlier expectations.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United States said its participation at this year's World's Fair in Dubai is being made possible by “the generosity of the Emirati government.”
MONTREAL - The union representing Air Canada customer service agents in call centres and airports says it has reached a tentative agreement with the airline.
MONTREAL - By continuing to post deficits with no clear deadline for a return to balanced budgets, Ottawa is pursuing a risky strategy that could leave a steep bill for future generations, according to a study by HEC Montreal's Centre for Productivity and Prosperity.
MONTREAL - Clothing retailer Reitmans Ltd. says it has appointed the company's president as chief executive following the death of CEO and chairman Jeremy Reitman.
WASHINGTON - The United States and China reached a trade deal Wednesday that eases tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, offers massive export opportunities for U.S. farms and factories, and promises to do more to protect American trade secrets.
MONTREAL - Resolute Forest Products Inc. says it will spend $27 million to add a plant to produce cellulose filaments at its Kenogami paper mill in Quebec.
Customers accustomed to hunkering down for hours to work or socialize won't be able to do so at the newest Starbucks format that lacks seating and encourages people to grab their drinks and go.
TORONTO - North American stock markets moved further into record territory midweek in the wake of the signing of a trade deal between the world's two largest economies.
MONTREAL - Shares of Cogeco Communications Inc. fell by more than nine per cent after the cable and internet provider missed expectations despite a 20 per cent increase in net income in its most recent quarter.
DORVAL, Que. - Air Canada unveiled its first Airbus A220 jetliner on Wednesday, one of an eventual 45 it hopes will expand its grip on the North American market.
Canadians hunting for an apartment are feeling the squeeze as rental availability dropped for the third straight year to reach a 17-year low, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp said Wednesday.
VANCOUVER - Mining company Teck Resources Ltd. says it is purchasing the SunMine solar electricity generating facility in B.C. from the City of Kimberley.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Alibaba’s promise to the Olympic family is to bring its technological might to help organizers, broadcasters and fans.