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Soft skills, preparation can help new graduates land jobs, experts say

Soft skills, preparation can help new graduates land jobs, experts say

TORONTO — Landing a job isn't as easy as it was a few years ago, especially for younger Canadians, as the labour market continues to loosen.
Stock market today: Wall Street opens higher, adding to a hot start for the week

Stock market today: Wall Street opens higher, adding to a hot start for the week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ticking higher on Wall Street and adding to their hot start to the week. The S&P 500 was up 0.5% in early trading on Tuesday, pulling further out of the hole created by a six-day losing streak.
AtkinsRéalis wins contract as part of consortium building new Île d'Orléans bridge

AtkinsRéalis wins contract as part of consortium building new Île d'Orléans bridge

MONTREAL — AtkinsRéalis says it has won a contract as part of the project to build the new Île d'Orléans bridge in Quebec. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Wall Street is looking to Tesla's earnings for clues to Musk's plan to restore company's wild growth

Wall Street is looking to Tesla's earnings for clues to Musk's plan to restore company's wild growth

Faced with falling global sales and a diving stock price , Tesla has slashed prices again on some of its electric vehicles and its “Full Self Driving” system in an apparent effort to boost the company's earnings growth.
‘Trying not to die’: Tourism operators face heavy debt, even as business roars back

‘Trying not to die’: Tourism operators face heavy debt, even as business roars back

Maureen Gordon has weathered hard times before. She and her husband began running ecotourism outfit Maple Leaf Adventures out of Vancouver about a month before the 9/11 terrorist attacks devastated international travel in 2001.
Jury: BNSF Railway contributed to 2 deaths in Montana town where asbestos sickened thousands

Jury: BNSF Railway contributed to 2 deaths in Montana town where asbestos sickened thousands

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal jury on Monday said BNSF Railway contributed to the deaths of two people who were exposed to asbestos decades ago when tainted mining material was shipped through a Montana town where thousands have been sickened.
Alberta introduces legislation to reduce high power bill fees for Calgarians

Alberta introduces legislation to reduce high power bill fees for Calgarians

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is stepping in to stop Calgary residents from being forced to pay hefty surcharges on their power bills.
Gildan replacing five directors ahead of AGM, will back two Browning West nominees

Gildan replacing five directors ahead of AGM, will back two Browning West nominees

MONTREAL — Gildan Activewear Inc. is making changes to its board of directors in an attempt to head off a move by an activist shareholder looking to replace a majority of the board at its annual meeting next month. U.S.
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,871.96, up 64.59 points): Enbridge Inc (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 46 cents, or one per cent, to $48.43 on 18.6 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite recovers from early losses to close higher Monday

S&P/TSX composite recovers from early losses to close higher Monday

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index recovered from early losses to end higher Monday along with U.S. stock markets.