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  • I've returned to the sunny, smoggy, overpriced confines of Los Angeles, and I've opened up the ol' Funny Business email box. OUCH! On my Canada travels, Paul E. from Florida writes: "Why does Jane Wells' ignorance of things Canadian get translated into our ignorance? Lose it, already...

  • Canada Pension Fund Makes Auckland Airport Bid Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 8:59 PM ET

    The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board formally launched a $1.4 billion bid for a stake in New Zealand's Auckland International Airport on Friday, prompting the airport to seek rival offers.

  • A Canadian dollar, or loonie, sits in front of its American counterpart in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007. The Canadian dollar reached parity with the US dollar this morning for the first time since November 1976. (AP Photo/Adrian Wyld, The Canadian Press)

    During a visit to Toronto for a fundraiser, Warren Buffett predicts the Canadian dollar will continue to strengthen against the U.S. dollar over the next five years.

  • Macquarie Bank to Acquire Canada Broker Orion Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 10:43 PM ET

    Australian investment bank Macquarie Bank will buy Canadian investment and brokerage firm Orion Financial for about $146 million in cash and stock.

  • As many as 100,000 Canadian workers could be laid off by the end of this week if the strike at General Motors' U.S. operations drags on, the head of the Canadian Auto Workers union said Monday.

  • Dollar Dips, Oil Boils, Metals Shine Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 4:56 PM ET
  • Santa Baby... A New BlackBerry? Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 10:51 AM ET
    Blackberry 8800

    I'm clearly not normal. At least,that's what I understand when I hear that flat panel TVs, GPS systems, computers and video games are at the top of gift request lists again this year. I only bought a new iPod when my old one died (Apple customer service leaves a lot to be desired) and I couldn't begin to tell you any details about my TV, other than it fits my entertainment center nicely...

  • Canada Pension Seeks Stake in NZ's Auckland Airport Sunday, 2 Sep 2007 | 11:59 PM ET

    Canada's state-backed pension fund said on Monday it will seek up to 49% of New Zealand's Auckland International Airport as a rival Dubai-based deal looks set to fail.

  • U.S. Steel to Buy Stelco for About $1.1 Billion Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 4:25 AM ET

    U.S. Steel is to acquire Stelco for about $1.1 billion to strengthen its position as a supplier of flat-rolled steel products in North America, the companies said.

  • Canada Money Managers Unveil Commercial Paper Plan Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 1:10 PM ET

    A group of financial institutions unveiled a plan Thursday to ease a credit crunch in Canada's C$116 billion ($108 billion) asset-backed commercial paper market, winning tentative market applause though jitters remained.

  • Holcim Buys St. Lawrence Cement Shares Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | 7:08 AM ET

    Holcim said Wednesday it has completed the compulsory acquisition of minority shares in Canada's St. Lawrence Cement.

  • Stock in structured-finance firm Coventree lost more than half its value Tuesday after it said various Coventree-sponsored trusts could not fund maturities of Canadian asset-backed commercial paper due to what it called a "market disruption."

  • Alcan Nearing Deal With Rival Suitor To Alcoa Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | 2:54 PM ET

    Alcan, which is fending off a hostile $28.8 billion bid from U.S. rival Alcoa, is closer to arranging a rival friendly deal and is expected to make an announcement this week, according to sources familiar with the situation.

  • CAMEC to Make 773 Million Pound Bid for Katanga Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | 8:17 AM ET

    Central African Mining & Exploration Company (CAMEC) said on Monday it planned to make an all-share bid for Canada's Katanga Mining, valuing the target at 773.1 million pounds ($1.56 billion).

  • The battle to take over Canada's biggest telephone company, BCE, may not be over yet, with other suitors saying they are considering their options, The Globe and Mail reported on Monday.

  • Canada's BCE in $32.6 Billion Private-Equity Buyout Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | 1:45 AM ET

    BC, Canada's largest telecommunications group, announced the biggest buyout in Canadian corporate history on Saturday, accepting an offer worth C$51.7 billion ($48.5 billion), including debt, from a group including the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan.

  • Cerberus Bids for BCE as Telus Drops Out Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 6:17 PM ET

    A spokesman for U.S.-based Cerberus Capital Management said it will also make a bid for BCE, Canada's biggest telecom company.

  • Swiss EFG Buys Canada's Bull Wealth Management Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 | 2:06 AM ET

    Swiss private bank EFG International said on Wednesday it would buy Toronto-based Bull Wealth Management, further pursuing its strategy of growing rapidly through acquisitions.

  • At G8 Summit, Business Issues Take a Back Seat Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 1:59 PM ET

    Big business is on the back burner at the Group of Eight summit. Instead of focusing on concerns about hedge funds, fluctuating currencies and better transparency in financial dealings, the world's eight wealthiest nations are putting their full focus on climate change and watching to see if a new spat between the U.S. and Russia could develop into another cold war.

  • Rio Tinto Says Alcan Bid Talk is Speculation Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 4:46 AM ET

    Rio Tinto, the world's second-largest mining group, dismissed talk that it was lining up a bid for Canadian aluminum maker Alcan as speculation, but did not todeny the rumor outright.