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Laurentian Bank ending teller services at nearly all branches as of Monday

Laurentian Bank ending teller services at nearly all branches as of Monday

MONTREAL — An era is about to end at the Laurentian Bank with customers no longer having access to teller services as of Monday in almost all of its branches. Six rural locations will continue to offer these services until September.
Statistics Canada reports retail sales fell 0.1 per cent in May to $51.5B

Statistics Canada reports retail sales fell 0.1 per cent in May to $51.5B

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales fell for the first time in four months as shoppers spent less at grocery and liquor stores in May. Statistics Canada said Friday retail sales fell 0.1 per cent in May to $51.5 billion.
Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid 'frat boy culture' in airline industry

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid 'frat boy culture' in airline industry

Mandalena Lewis was enjoying a layover in Hawaii with her WestJet co-workers the night she says a pilot pinned her down and tried to force her to have sex. "I escaped being raped, but I was sexually assaulted," the former flight attendant said.
B.C. posts $1.5B surplus as tax revenue increases and real estate market cools

B.C. posts $1.5B surplus as tax revenue increases and real estate market cools

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government ended its fiscal year with an operating surplus of $1.5 billion as the province collected more revenue from taxation and less money from a softening real estate market.
Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

NEW YORK — A judge who denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday said he poses a danger to the public and seems to still have an uncontrollable urge for sexual conduct with or in the presence of underage gir

Report: Newspaper chains Gannett, GateHouse in merger talks

NEW YORK — Two of the country's largest newspaper companies are in "advanced talks" to combine. That's according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites unidentified people familiar with the matter. The Journal says that Gannett Co.
Boeing to take a $4.9 billion charge over grounded jet

Boeing to take a $4.9 billion charge over grounded jet

DALLAS — Boeing says it will take a $4.9 billion charge to cover possible compensation to airlines whose Max jets remain grounded after two deadly accidents.

RNC Minerals CEO resigns for personal reasons effective immediately

TORONTO — RNC Minerals says its president and chief executive has resigned effective immediately for personal reasons. Mark Selby was appointed CEO in 2014, about four years after joining Royal Nickel Corp.
Critics and industry clash over accuracy of Alberta well cleanup cost estimates

Critics and industry clash over accuracy of Alberta well cleanup cost estimates

CALGARY — An Alberta coalition that says oil and gas producers are lowballing how much it will cost to clean up their wellsites is being accused by the head of the Alberta Orphan Well Association of overstating those numbers.
North American stock markets end two-day slide as gold prices offset lower oil

North American stock markets end two-day slide as gold prices offset lower oil

TORONTO — North American stock markets ended a two-day slide with mixed U.S. corporate earnings reinforcing expectations of interest rate cuts.