NEW YORK — Lady Gaga is reportedly entertaining an unusual twist on her Super Bowl halftime show, which though it’s not confirmed she could perform from the roof of the stadium. If that comes to pass, she won’t be the only one making a big play for attention this year.
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TORONTO — Canadians hankering for a breakfast sandwich in the evening will soon be able to satisfy that craving at most McDonald’s and A&W restaurants later next month, as the fast-food chains concede to growing consumer demand to have their signature morning staples served throughout the day.
CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) says it will reapply to build its Keystone XL project following U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to help advance construction of the pipeline.
MINNEAPOLIS — The defence contractor Textron is buying the snowmobile maker Arctic Cat in a deal valued at about $247 million.
Textron said Wednesday that it will pay $18.50 per Arctic Cat share, a 41 per cent premium to its Tuesday closing price. The transaction also includes debt, though no exact figure was provided.
WASHINGTON — As a businessman, Donald Trump has kept the courts busy. That’s hardly likely to change when he enters the Oval Office, creating an unusual and potentially serious problem for a sitting president.
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — Polaris Industries will stop making its Victory motorcycles so it can focus on its Indian Motorcycle brand and other products.
Polaris announced Monday that it is shutting down the unprofitable Victory brand after 18 years. The motorcycles were produced at the Minneapolis-based company’s Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Spearfish, South Dakota, plants.
DETROIT — The Chevy Bolt has been named top car in North America, an important milestone for a car General Motors hopes will finally get Americans hooked on electric vehicles.
The Honda Ridgeline grabbed the honour for top truck. Utility vehicles were honoured separately for the first time, with the Pacifica minivan from Fiat Chrysler snagging that award.
HONOLULU — As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean.
SASKATOON — A popular food for pet birds is having a challenging time getting a foothold in the more lucrative human food market.
It was announced one year ago that de-hulled glabrous (hairless) canary seed had been given the green light for human consumption in both Canada and the United States.
BERLIN — Last year saw the highest costs from natural disasters since 2012, with a pair of earthquakes in Japan in April accounting for the heaviest losses, a leading insurer said Wednesday.
Losses from natural disasters worldwide totalled $175 billion last year, some $50 billion of which was covered by insurance, Munich Re said in an annual survey .