For YMCA of Toronto, tax is a two-letter word

Two letters of a 1923 law will determine whether the YMCA of Toronto has to pay the taxes on four valuable properties it leases in […]

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Patagonia pays $4K for violations in Utah park

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor clothing company Patagonia said Tuesday it has agreed to pay a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in […]

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Wal-Mart spurns Apple on payment systems

Wal-Mart said it will not join Apple’s new mobile payment system and will continue developing a separate one, setting up a high-profile race to define […]

Rob Ford served with subpoena to testify in Sandro Lisi extortion case

In the midst of campaigning for re-election, Mayor Rob Ford has been subpoenaed to testify at Alexander (Sandro) Lisi’s preliminary hearing next spring.
Toronto Police Det.-Sgt. […]

Stolen photos of stars find ’safe harbor’ online

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning […]

Feds reviewing Reynolds’ deal to buy Lorillard

RICHMOND, Va. • Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.’s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.
The […]

Thousands attend funeral for unarmed Missouri teen

FERGUSON, MO. —Relatives of Michael Brown urged mourners Monday to turn their anger into a catalyst for change as thousands attended the funeral for Brown, […]

Blue Jays welcome return of Edwin Encarnacion

CHICAGO—Before Friday’s series opener against the White Sox, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was asked what he thought of his lineup card.
“Looks much better, […]

China’s export growth accelerates, imports sag

BEIJING (AP) — China’s export growth accelerated in July but imports sagged in a possible sign of weakness in the world’s second-largest economy.
Exports jumped 14.5 […]

Fed survey: 25 percent of households ‘just getting by’

Updated at 3:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON • A quarter of U.S. households say they’re “just getting by” financially, a survey by the Federal Reserve shows.
The Fed issued the […]