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B.C. premier says affordable housing crunch hurts province's growth

B.C. premier says affordable housing crunch hurts province's growth

VICTORIA — More affordable housing is needed to keep British Columbia's economy booming, says Premier John Horgan. B.C.

Bausch Health wins 'stalking horse' bid to buy Synergy for $195 millions

LAVAL, Que. — Bausch Health Companies Inc. has been selected as the winning bidder to acquire certain assets of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $195 million plus certain liabilities.

U.S. initiates new investigations on Canadian fabricated steel imports

WASHINGTON — The United States Department of Commerce says it has initiated new investigations into whether some fabricated structural steel products from Canada, China and Mexico are being sold in the country for less than fair value.
Fiat Chrysler: $4.5B plan would add 6,500 Detroit-area jobs

Fiat Chrysler: $4.5B plan would add 6,500 Detroit-area jobs

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday announced a $4.
Wynn Resorts fined $20 million over sex allegations

Wynn Resorts fined $20 million over sex allegations

LAS VEGAS — Casino mogul Steve Wynn's former company was fined a record $20 million by Nevada gambling regulators on Tuesday for failing to investigate claims of sexual misconduct made against him before he resigned a year ago.
CRTC must prioritize affordability in regulatory decisions: telecom minister

CRTC must prioritize affordability in regulatory decisions: telecom minister

OTTAWA — The Canadian government signalled a shift in telecommunications policy on Tuesday, saying the industry's regulator will be required to consider affordability as a high priority when it makes future regulatory decisions.
US housing starts plummeted 11.2 per cent in December

US housing starts plummeted 11.2 per cent in December

WASHINGTON — The number of homes being built in December plunged to the lowest level in more than two years, a possible sign that developers are anticipating fewer new houses to be sold this year.
Hudson's Bay president Alison Coville to step down effective Mar. 1

Hudson's Bay president Alison Coville to step down effective Mar. 1

TORONTO — Alison Coville, the president of iconic retailer Hudson's Bay, is stepping down. Hudson's Bay Co., its Toronto-based parent company which also owns Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord and Taylor stores, did not give a reason for Coville's departure.
Fed's Powell predicts solid but slower growth in 2019

Fed's Powell predicts solid but slower growth in 2019

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress on Tuesday the U.S. economy should keep expanding at a solid, though somewhat slower pace this year.

'Chicago' dramas do big business for NBC

NEW YORK — Producer Dick Wolf's factory of "Chicago" dramas is becoming increasingly important for NBC.