WASHINGTON — Rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of a catastrophic train crash and fire, under sweeping new safety rules unveiled Friday by U.S. and Canadian transportation officials.
FOSTER CITY, Calif. — Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market.
BILLINGS, Mon. — U.S. senators from six states on Thursday proposed that the government charge companies a special fee to ship oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids in older railroad tank cars that have been involved in fiery explosions.
TORONTO — Ontario passed legislation Wednesday to create a provincial pension plan for more than three million people who do not have a workplace pension, despite critics’ warnings it amounts to a job-killing payroll tax.
TORONTO — It’s a rare occurrence for the majority of a Canadian company’s shareholders to vote against its executive compensation practices.
But over the past two weeks, investors at two of the country’s major institutions — CIBC and Barrick Gold — have done just that.
NEW YORK — Bud Light should have kept the word “No” handy in this case.
Anheuser-Busch is apologizing for ad copy that appeared on bottles saying Bud Light removes the word ‘no’ from drinkers’ vocabulary.
Photos of the bottles went viral on social media Tuesday with widespread complaints about the slogan, particularly at a time of national debate about college rape.
TORONTO — Ontario spent nearly $7 million on consultants who helped a government-appointed panel recommend that the province sell a majority stake in Hydro One and liberalize the sale of beer.
TOANO, Va. — The Justice Department is seeking criminal charges against Lumber Liquidators in an ongoing investigation over imported products.
The flooring company also reported Wednesday that it lost $7.8 million in its first quarter, as it deals with fallout from a TV report that raised concerns over levels of formaldehyde in its Chinese-made laminate flooring.
LOS ANGELES — Bumble Bee Foods and two managers were charged by Los Angeles prosecutors Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna.
TORONTO — A new study by Deloitte has found that most Canadian companies aren’t prepared for how quickly they’ll be affected by major advances in technology such as robotics and artificial intelligence.