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Loonie, TSX fall amid reports U.S. plans to pull out of NAFTA, Wall St. down

Loonie, TSX fall amid reports U.S. plans to pull out of NAFTA, Wall St. down

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar and the Toronto stock index fell Wednesday amid reports that the United States may soon announce its intent to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The loonie closed at an average trading price of 80.

Aritzia sees 13th straight quarter of comparable sales growth, net revenue up

VANCOUVER — Aritzia Inc. (TSX:ATZ) reported its 13th consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales growth in its most recent quarter. The Vancouver-based women's fashion brand says its comparable sales grew 6.
New Toyota-Mazda plant will bring 4,000 jobs to Alabama

New Toyota-Mazda plant will bring 4,000 jobs to Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda on Wednesday announced plans to build a huge $1.6 billion joint-venture plant in Alabama that will eventually employ about 4,000 people.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,247.95, down 71.29 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 30 cents, or 2.20 per cent, to $13.33 on 13.9 million shares.
Corus stock hits lowest in nearly 2 years after Q1 TV ad revenue misses the mark

Corus stock hits lowest in nearly 2 years after Q1 TV ad revenue misses the mark

TORONTO — Corus Entertainment Inc. shares sank to their lowest level in nearly two years on Wednesday after the media company said its first-quarter results fell short of expectations as some of its TV advertisers adjusted their spending priorities.

Price of a home up 10.8 per cent from year ago in Q4: Royal LePage

TORONTO — Canada's residential real estate market saw strong but slowing year-over-year price growth in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a report by Royal LePage.

New study finds male dominance in Hollywood unchanged

NEW YORK — Women made up just 18 per cent of all the directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and cinematographers who worked on the top 250 American films released last year, according to a new study.
Diet Coke gets new look, new flavours amid sinking sales

Diet Coke gets new look, new flavours amid sinking sales

NEW YORK — Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales and the changes will show up in Canada in February. Coca-Cola Co.
Aphria stands by U.S. investment despite enforcement crackdown, delisting threat

Aphria stands by U.S. investment despite enforcement crackdown, delisting threat

TORONTO — Licensed marijuana producer Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH) says it stands by its decision to invest south of the border, despite a recent U.S.
AP sources: Trump to extend sanctions relief for Iran

AP sources: Trump to extend sanctions relief for Iran

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected this week to extend relief from economic sanctions to Iran as part of the nuclear deal, citing progress in amending U.S.