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The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 per cent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds.
Football rules ratings, but 'Big Bang Theory' energized

Football rules ratings, but 'Big Bang Theory' energized

LOS ANGELES — "The Big Bang Theory" is starting to pick up ratings steam in the final stretch of its 12-year run.
Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise

Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise

SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 to 18 per cent , its biggest increase since the company launched its video streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11.
Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for "POT" ticker amid high demand

Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for "POT" ticker amid high demand

TORONTO — High demand for the "POT" stock symbol has prompted several Canadian stock exchanges to conduct a collective lottery to select which company will be able to use the eye-catching ticker.
Energy sector helps lift Toronto stocks as price of oil heads higher

Energy sector helps lift Toronto stocks as price of oil heads higher

TORONTO — Major North American indices rose Tuesday, propped up by climbing oil prices and positive tech news.
FAA says it is recalling more aviation-safety inspectors

FAA says it is recalling more aviation-safety inspectors

Federal officials say they are recalling more aviation-safety inspectors who were idled by the partial government shutdown.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,046.28, up 70.75 points). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 27 cents, or three per cent, to $9.27 on 40.6 million shares.
Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options

Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options

CALGARY — First Nations that produce oil and gas in Canada will hear presentations Wednesday at the Indigenous Energy Summit on how they might take ownership of major energy projects, including the Trans Mountain pipeline.
BP scales back exploration plans off N.S., gives up half its offshore area

BP scales back exploration plans off N.S., gives up half its offshore area

HALIFAX — BP Canada is scaling back its oil and gas exploration plans off Nova Scotia, giving up half the offshore area included in its exploration licence.
GM reaffirms Oshawa closure after meetings with Ontario and federal officials

GM reaffirms Oshawa closure after meetings with Ontario and federal officials

TORONTO — Ontario and federal politicians have walked away empty-handed from meetings with General Motors about the company's plans to close the Oshawa Assembly Plant.