Pierce Brosnan told India health officials that a brand there "cheated" him by linking the British actor to a product with a reported association with an addictive form of tobacco, the BBC News reported. In 2016, Brosnan agreed to advertise a so-called breath freshener/tooth whitener for an Indian company called...
Mark Zuckerberg loses $3 billion as world's richest get pummelled by market swoon. It’s been an expensive week for the world’s richest people. Mark Zuckerberg is nursing the biggest fall after losing $3.2 billion as large cap stocks disappointed for a fourth straight day. Losses for the Facebook Inc. chief...
The B.C. government announced it plans Wednesday to tax Airbnb on short-term rentals and use the anticipated $16 million to fund housing affordability projects. Airbnb has agreed to begin collecting an eight per cent sales tax (PST) and up to three per cent in a municipal and regional district tax...
Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO 0.08%) and Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD.TO 0.39%) raised their posted five-year fixed mortgage rates, increasing borrowing costs for Canadian homebuyers ahead of the Bank of Canada’s interest rate decision next week. RBC raised its posted five-year fixed rate by 15 basis points to 5.14 per cent,...
Another day, another extreme cold warning in Toronto. "A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected," warns the news release from Environment Canada. "2017 is about to end with the coldest air of the year. A fresh surge of record-breaking Arctic air is forecast to encompass the entire...
Woman gets $284 billion electric bill, wonders whether it’s her Christmas lights. Mary Horomanski checked her online account this month and found she owed $284 billion to the electric company—a fortune worth more than the national debts of Hungary and South Africa combined, the Erie Times-News reported. The 58-year-old thought putting...
Netflix subscribers are being warned about phony text and email messages being sent to subscribers. The company says on its website that some Canadian users are receiving "suspicious" texts and emails asking for their login details. The fake messages tell subscribers their Netflix access has been suspended due to a payment...
Known as the i30 across the pond, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport has the Volkswagen Golf GTI in its sights. Drawn under the watchful eye of Hyundai’s chief design officer Peter Schreyer, the compact hatchback’s sporty bodywork, clean lines, and attractive proportions make it far more fashionable than...
ROME (Reuters) - Steelmaker ArcelorMittal has told commissioners running Italy’s Ilva plant that it wants changes made to the contract in which it agreed to buy the company in order to protect it from legal challenges in Italy. ArcelorMittal, the world’s top steelmaker, reached a 1.8-billion-euro ($2.1 billion)...
MORONI, Comoros Islands/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In the tiny nation of the Comoros Islands, lying off the east coast of Africa, Albert Karaziwan is a big man - even though he doesn’t live there. He’s been a roving ambassador for the country, has twice attended the United Nations General...