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London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

LONDON — One London community is evacuating some 800 households from five publicly owned apartment towers because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise last week.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,319.56, up 99.66 points): BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Down $1.80, or 12.28 per cent, to $12.86 on 6.8 million shares.

Toronto stock index rallies on resource stocks, but BlackBerry shares fall 12%

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rallied on the strength of resource stocks Friday, but shares in BlackBerry plunged after its first-quarter revenue failed to meet expectations. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index moved up 99.

ECB: 2 troubled Italian banks failing, to face insolvency

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank says two troubled Italian banks will be wound down because they were about to fail. The two banks are Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza.

BlackBerry shares fall despite Q1 profit; revenue lower than analysts expected

WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry CEO John Chen defended his plan to grow the software business as its shares tumbled Friday after reporting revenue that fell short of expectations.
Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit

Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.

CIBC looks to generate quarter of earnings from U.S. after PrivateBancorp deal

TORONTO — CIBC closed its acquisition of Chicago-based PrivateBancorp on Friday, securing its foothold in the U.S. where CEO Victor Dodig said the bank hopes to one day generate a quarter of its earnings.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels. But that looks to be a borrowed brainwave; others pitched a solar wall back when he was a skeptic of tapping power from the sun.
Britain, EU clash over Brexit proposals on citizens' rights

Britain, EU clash over Brexit proposals on citizens' rights

BRUSSELS — The European Union and Britain on Friday tripped over the first item in their Brexit talks — protecting the rights of each other's citizens — highlighting the potential for trouble ahead in their marathon negotiations.
Kids today: They don't work summer jobs the way they used to

Kids today: They don't work summer jobs the way they used to

WASHINGTON — It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheque . He was a busboy. The job didn't pay much.