By Tom Krisher The Associated Press DETROIT Volkswagen faces daunting challenges in fixing software that enables cheating on diesel engine emissions tests, a task that’s becoming more urgent because of growing anger from customers. The company has set aside $7.3 billion to pay for the scandal. But experts say it’s […]

By Geir Moulson The Associated Press BERLIN The crisis enveloping Volkswagen AG, the world’s top-selling carmaker, escalated Tuesday as the company issued a profit warning following a stunning admission that some 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide were fitted with software at the centre of a U.S. emissions scandal. […]

By Alexandra Posadzki :The Canadian Press TORONTO A fund manager focused on socially responsible investing has been encouraged by steps that some of Canada’s biggest banks have taken to rein in executive compensation. But Michelle de Cordova, director of corporate engagement for NEI Investments, says there is still more work […]

By Rob Gillies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TORONTO Canada has posted a budget surplus after six straight years of deficits. The government announced Monday a $1.9 billion Canadian (US$1.4 billion) surplus for last year. It had been predicting a $2 billion Canadian ($1.5 billion) deficit with expectations for a surplus this […]

Northeast Florida seems boom in demand for longleaf pinepulp and other timber products LIVE OAK, Fla. ‚The towering grove of century-old longleaf pines surrounding Roger Ward’s family home is a rare site in this verdant swath of north-central Florida ‚Äî most pines here are cut and processed for profit as […]