U.S. opens door to space mining but spurs concerns for international law
U.S. President Barack Obama signed legislation on Wednesday providing a framework for space companies to mine ore from asteroids and other bodies, but legal critics are worried the measure could lead to violations of international law.More than a third of homeowners can't cover expenses sometimes, survey suggests
A new survey from Manulife Bank suggests that nearly 40 per cent of Canadians have struggled to cover their household expenses at least once in the past year.Black Friday losing appeal for cross-border shoppers
With the weak Canadian dollar and the growth of online shopping, analysts predict more Canadians will stay home this year rather than join the mass shopping hysteria that pervades U.S. retailing the day after American Thanksgiving.Suncor warns its offer for Canadian Oil Sands will expire Dec. 4
A Suncor Energy executive says the company won't extend its hostile takeover offer for Canadian Oil Sands past its Dec. 4 deadline.The high cost of the low-interest rate war on savers
When even a consumer advocate like Ralph Nader says enough with the cheap money, maybe it's time for central bankers to rethink their low interest rate policies, which have transferred wealth from savers to debtors, Neil Macdonald writes.Avian flu risk leads to ban on bringing eggs, poultry from some U.S. states
Travellers are being warned not to bring poultry products from some U.S. states into Canada because of the risk of avian flu.