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Controversial columnist Margaret Went takes buyout from Globe and Mail

TORONTO — Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente is among several reporters to take a voluntary buyout as the newspaper looks to trim $10 million from its annual budget.

Garneau approves sale of WestJet to Onex at price reduced by 737 Max issues

CALGARY — Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has given his approval to the proposed $3.5-billion acquisition of WestJet Airlines by Onex Corp.

B.C.'s Blackwater gold and silver mine gets environmental approval

VICTORIA — An environmental assessment certificate has been granted for the Blackwater gold mine southwest of Vanderhoof, B.C.
Trump signs order that aims to reveal real health care costs

Trump signs order that aims to reveal real health care costs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down .

Slurpees incoming! 7-Eleven begins delivery in public spaces

NEW YORK — Craving a Slurpee but lacking the motivation to get off a park bench? No worries.

Suit: Generic drug makers used code to fix price increases

BOSTON — Representatives of some of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers used code words to collude with competitors to divvy up market share and co-ordinate price increases according to a federal lawsuit.

Rogers Media cuts off-air jobs at Sportsnet in a 'repositioning' for the future

TORONTO — Rogers Media is cutting an unspecified number of off-air jobs across its Sportsnet organization after letting go of star broadcaster Bob McCown last week after 30 years as host of the afternoon program "Prime Time Sports.
Sidewalk releases grand vision for controversial Toronto development

Sidewalk releases grand vision for controversial Toronto development

TORONTO — Sidewalk Labs laid out its ambitious vision of the future of cities with its plan for Toronto's eastern waterfront, but has already received fresh criticism for its potential overreach.
North American stock markets fairly flat amid geopolitical concerns

North American stock markets fairly flat amid geopolitical concerns

TORONTO — North American stock markets started the week flat amid geopolitical events including an upcoming trade meeting between the presidents of the U.S. and China.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,523.47, down 1.96 points ). RNC Minerals (TSX:RNX). Materials. Down three cents, or 4.23 per cent, to 68 cents, on 8.4 million shares.