Thursday July 31, 2014





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Shaw Communications buys data centre for US$1.2B

CALGARY - Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) is buying Colorado-based data centre ViaWest Inc. in a bid to enhance its data services and cloud capabilities....

posted: July 31,2014





National Business

Alpha says it plans 1,100 layoffs at coal mines in W.Va., cites weak markets, regulation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Alpha Natural Resources said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation....


Maple Leaf Foods is hoping consumers get used to paying more for bacon, sausages

TORONTO - Being forced to pay more for bacon and sausages left a bad taste with some consumers in the last quarter, but Maple Leaf Foods is anticipating that the higher prices will not act as a deterrent for much longer....


Gildan to expand its Central American textile production with Honduras plant

MONTREAL - Gildan Activewear is further expanding its Central American textile production capacity and looking for more acquisitions as the apparel maker pursues international growth....


Target taps outsider as CEO for first time in push to redefine itself with shoppers

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers....


TSX moves off record high, tumbles 194 points amid earnings disappointments

TORONTO - North American stock markets had their biggest one-day tumble since early February on Thursday but analysts were hard-pressed to identify a single reason for the drop....


Canadian dollar little changed while May economic growth figures beat forecasts

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed little changed Thursday as economic growth figures for May came in better than expected....








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