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  • The Vancouver- based company, which recently acquired Waterloo-based online renovation design startup, DraftingSpace, won C $50 million in new funding in late 2014 to help beef up operations. It would be beyond a year, "Chief Executive Jeff Booth said in an interview. BuildDirect was founded more than 15 years ago by Jeff Booth, a builder, and his friend Rob Banks.

  • *Gold pares gains after rallying on Greece fears. NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 29- Gold firmed on Monday, as the prospect of a Greek debt default hit global shares, offsetting wariness among investors over the metal's longer-term outlook. Gold, which often benefits from uncertainty in the wider financial markets, initially rallied to a near one-week high at $1,186.91, but...

  • NEW YORK— Tourists on holiday in Greece offered advice to others Monday: Bring extra euros. "We were finally able to get cash out of an ATM today, thankfully, since we are running out of euros we got in the U.S.," said Anthony Adornato, a college professor from Syracuse, New York, heading from Athens to the island of Kea with three other Americans. Richard Joplin, a realtor in...

  • TORONTO, June 29- A CIBC Wood Gundy investment adviser is pushing Extendicare Inc, a Canadian operator of senior care centers, to pay a special dividend of at least C $100 million and make other changes following the sale of its U.S. business. Markham, Ontario- based Extendicare has been narrowing its geographic focus to long-term senior care centers in Canada.

  • ST. PAUL, Minn.— Environmental advocates trying to stop a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota launched an ad campaign on Monday aimed not at the company behind the project but at Gov. In a statewide ad expected to begin airing this week, the group shows video of a massive spill of mining waste in Canada and calls on Dayton to reject the mine's waste...

  • OTTAWA, June 29- Canada is imposing economic sanctions against Russian energy firms such as natural gas producer Gazprom OAO in response to the actions of Russian-backed militants in Ukraine, Ottawa said on Monday. A government statement did not give details of the sanctions. Other firms targeted are Gazprom Neft OAO, Surgutneftegaz OAO and...

  • TORONTO, June 29- Fairfax Financial Holdings, which bet on a successful turnaround in Greece in 2014, stands to take a hit from a Greek default, but one-time gains and other factors are likely to soften the blow, RBC said in a note on Monday. Fairfax Chief Executive Officer Prem Watsa had told Reuters on June 19 that Fairfax's exposure to Greece would be "very...

  • On Monday, the online home rental service will send 100,000 hosts in Florida, Louisiana and other states tips from FEMA's Ready campaign on how to prepare for hurricane season. During a disaster, FEMA will also provide Airbnb with real-time information so that the company can better figure out where its help is needed. And earlier this year, FEMA signed an...

  • June 29- Canadian miner Iamgold Corp cut its production forecast for the year, saying a "localized seismic event" in Quebec last month would reduce output from its Westwood mine by nearly half. An initial assessment was inconclusive in assessing the impact on production, but further investigation showed the event would "have a more significant impact on 2015...

  • June 29- Canadian miner Iamgold Corp cut its production forecast for the year after an earthquake at its Westwood mine in Quebec.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., June 26- Molycorp Inc failed to get approval from a U.S. Judge Christopher Sontchi agreed with the objection by an affiliate of Oaktree Capital Management that Molycorp could not justify its need for the money, which would deepen the company's insolvency. Oaktree, which had loaned the company about $250 million in September, argued Molycorp was...

  • Some of the 12 nations taking part in negotiations on a Trans-Pacific Partnership want Canada to start dismantling a system known as supply management, which protects dairy, egg and chicken producers. Harper said on Thursday that Canada must join TPP but it would also work to protect supply management, a system that New Zealand's trade minister says belongs in...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 26- A review of royalties paid by Alberta's oil and gas industry will be finished by year-end, the government of Canada's largest oil-producing province said Friday, making good on an election promise to reassess how fairly resource revenues are divided up. Alberta, home to Canada's vast oil sands and the largest source of U.S. crude imports,...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 26- Canada has selected a group of engineering and management firms, including SNC-Lavalin Group Inc, to operate a government-owned nuclear laboratory that is one the world's biggest sources of medical isotopes. The selected group also includes Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Canada Ltd, CH2M HILL Canada Ltd, Fluor Government...

  • June 25- Canada- based drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc has approached to buy Zoetis Inc, an animal-health company, the Wall Street Journal reported. Shares of Zoetis, whose pipeline includes medicines and vaccines for pets and livestock, were up 2 percent at $56.65 in extended trading. The decision came a month after Bill Ackman's Pershing...

  • June 25- German potash producer K+ S said on Thursday it has received a takeover proposal from larger Canadian rival Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc, starting a new takeover saga in the fertilizer industry. Potash Corp would not comment. In 2010, Potash Corp itself was the target of a $39 billion hostile bid from global mining giant BHP Billiton.

  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada posted the joint recall with Lululemon on Thursday and said consumers should either remove the draw cord or contact Lululemon for a non-elastic replacement. The latest recall, which was initiated by Lululemon, affects some 318,000 tops in a variety of styles sold in the United States and Canada...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 25- Oil-rich Alberta will raise the cost of greenhouse-gas emissions for large industrial plants and boost targets for emission cuts as its new government took action on Thursday to strengthen the Canadian province's environmental reputation. Alberta is the largest source of U.S. oil imports, and its oil sands plants are Canada's...

  • OTTAWA, June 25- Canada must join a proposed Pacific trade pact but will also strive to protect its farmers, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday, referring to pressure to scrap foreign tariffs that protect the dairy industry. A number of the 12 nations taking part in talks on a Trans-Pacific Partnership want Canada to start dismantling a system of...

  • Shaw posts 3Q profit Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:22 AM ET

    CALGARY, Alberta _ Shaw Communications Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $162.2 million. The Calgary, Alberta- based company said it had net income of 34 cents per share. Keywords: Shaw Communications, Earnings Report.