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Finance Minister Joe Oliver brings two more provinces onside in long-running push for a national regulator, but Alberta and Quebec still say no

Germany crushes Brazil 7-1 in humiliating World Cup semi-final

Low interest rates fuel Canadian housing starts

Mattel launches 'Entrepreneur Barbie,' who has a LinkedIn profile

Canada's unemployment rate climbs to 7.1%, with Ontario hit hard

Toronto city councillors meow at Doug Ford

Vatican bank cleanup and account closures wipe out profit

Bieber gets two years’ probation, over $80,000 fine for egg pelting

The week's top business videos

Jacqueline Nelson: The changing tunes of the music industry

My kids are growing, so I don't want yours at the restaurant

Jacqueline Nelson: Don't mistake Alberta's growth for another boom

Why the Canadian dollar will ultimately tumble again

The week in Business Briefing

Bank of Canada's shifting tone 'undercut' Canadian dollar in five ways: BMO

Canadian jobs picture to remain ugly everywhere east of Manitoba: TD

Lose-lose: Bloodied in World Cup, Brazil now left with its high prices

For expats in Canada, the loonie is lower and the livin' is easy

Canadian dollar tumbles on 'squishy soft' jobs report

The week in Streetwise (for subscribers)

Boyd Erman: A big step in Ottawa's plan to get a fourth wireless carrier

Jacqueline Nelson: BMO ramps up search for female advisers

Anna Nicolaou: Fipke sells last stake in Ekati diamond mine

Jeffrey Jones: Oil patch enjoying IPO revival

Tim Kiladze: Another banking crisis? Not so fast

The week in real estate

Tara Perkins: High-priced home sales climbed in Montreal after PQ fell: report

Low interest rates fuel strong June housing starts

Local real estate boards give hint of a surging housing market

Smart-home technology to jazz up Toronto penthouse project

Hamilton joins Canada's red-hot housing market

The week in ROB Insight (for subscribers)

Brian Milner: Gloomy watchdog given a reality check

Ian McGugan: Why you should thank a short seller

Clément Gignac: Economy in a healthy transition to an investment-fuelled turnaround

David Parkinson: The two big barriers to a national securities regulator

Brian Lee Crowley: It's time to rein in governments' stealthy taxation by regulation

The week's top news

Steven Chase and Christine Dobby: Ottawa sets new wireless auction, seeks stronger rivals for Big Three

Brian Milner: Poloz faces dilemma as loonie strengthens

Josh Wingrove: Quebec, Alberta shun national regulator

Kevin Carmichael: Fed signals October stimulus exit

Brian Milner, David Berman and Tim Kiladze: Portugal bank's woes spur EU volatility

The week's must-reads

Eric Reguly: Italy's Jasci & Marchesani wines make long journey to LCBO shelves

Bertrand Marotte: Canadian places a risky bet on a legal change to online gambling

Jeffrey Jones: GE wants to clean up oil sands, CEO Jeff Immelt says

Jacqueline Nelson: Vending machine industry lures back customers with healthier offerings

Josh McConnell: Another spin around the block for vinyl

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