Zach Hyman's two goals in final five minutes complete Leafs' 4-2 comeback win

Mike Babcock said the Toronto Maple Leafs left the matter of a cure for the famous NHL western road trip hangover in the hands of their sports-science team. The Leafs head coach didn’t say what the cure was, but by the end of Monday’s game it was clear it was Frederik Andersen. The Leafs goaltender …

Before the Bell: What every Canadian investor needs to know today

Equities U.S. stock futures looked set for a weaker start early Monday as the markets weigh mixed messages over the state of U.S.-China trade relations. On Bay Street, TSX futures were little changed as oil prices rose for the fourth session on continued hopes that OPEC would cut production. World stocks started the week firmer …

Growing number of asylum-seekers coming to Canada are Americans

As Canada grapples with an influx of irregular asylum seekers, statistics show a growing number of people seeking refugee protection in Canada are Americans. In 2017, people whose country of origin was identified as the United States made up the third largest cohort of asylum seekers. A total of 2,550 asylum claims were made by …

Review: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is peak Coen Brothers, sliced and diced

Tim Blake Nelson in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.Netflix/The Associated Press The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Written and directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen Starring Tim Blake Nelson, Zoe Kazan and Liam Neeson Classification N/A 132 minutes rating Consisting of six short films taking place in an Old West that can only be described …

Before the Bell: What every Canadian investor needs to know today

Equities U.S. stock futures were weaker with tech shares under pressure as shares of Nvidia Corp. sank in premarket trading after the chip designer missed third-quarter sales forecasts and disappointed with its outlook for the holiday period. The results hit semiconductor-related stocks in Asia overnight and Nasdaq futures were down by more than 1 per …

From sex-ed to housing: Just imagine a Canadian version of the new Monopoly

Briefing highlights Monopoly for Millennials Amazon’s HQ2: What to expect Markets at a glance U.S. inflation heats up Aimia launches strategic review Loblaw profit tops expectations Canopy Growth loss widens Cineplex shares slide on results Roll the dice As advertised on Amazon, “adulting is hard” so “take a break from the rat race with this …

Snap Inc. reveals US Justice Department subpoenas on IPO disclosures

The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission have subpoenaed Snap Inc for information about its March 2017 initial public offering, the social media app maker told Reuters on Tuesday. Snap said in a statement it has responded to the government subpoenas and other requests for information. The previously unreported federal inquiries follow an …

WeWork secures additional $3-billion in funding from SoftBank

U.S. shared office space provider WeWork Cos has secured an additional $3-billion in funding from Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp, according to an investor presentation seen by Reuters. The latest funding was in the form of a warrant, under which SoftBank will pay WeWork $1.5-billion on Jan. 15 and the remaining on April 15. WeWork in …

Global oil demand under growing threat from electric cars, cleaner fuel

Electric vehicles and more efficient fuel technology will cut transportation demand for oil by 2040 more than previously expected, but the world may still face a supply crunch without enough investment in new production, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. Oil demand is not expected to peak before 2040, the Paris-based IEA said …