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US agency endorses plan to block new mining near Yellowstone

US agency endorses plan to block new mining near Yellowstone

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials recommended approval on Friday of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on the forested public lands that make up Yellowstone National Park's mountainous northern boundary.
Rising oil prices haven't hurt the US economy so far

Rising oil prices haven't hurt the US economy so far

DALLAS — America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy.
Cancelling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions

Cancelling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions

ATLANTA — The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment of nearly $6 billion in federal loans.

Wild stock volatility prompts statement from DavidsTea, shares down sharply

MONTREAL — DavidsTea Inc. says it is unaware of any reasons why its shares soared nearly 60 per cent today before plummeting. Its shares reached an intra-day high of US$5.35, up US$2.00 or nearly 60 per cent from Thursday's closing price of US$3.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,224.13 up 9.38 points). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 41 cents, or 3.35 per cent, to $11.84 on 43.4 million shares.
TSX caps good week by closing higher as investors respond to pipeline action

TSX caps good week by closing higher as investors respond to pipeline action

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index capped a good week with the energy sector closing higher Friday as investors responded positively to federal action to kick-start construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Is $1,100 too much for an iPhone? Get an older one for less

Is $1,100 too much for an iPhone? Get an older one for less

NEW YORK — The $1,100 price tag on Apple's latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good camera, a decent-sized screen and other popular features.
UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an "impasse" in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit, sending the value of the pound falling as worries about a chaotic U.K.

World trade body to rule on US, China anti-dumping spat

GENEVA — A World Trade Organization arbitrator will step into a years-old dispute brought by China over U.S. anti-dumping measures. A trade official said Friday the arbitration was triggered automatically after the U.S.
Finance minister challenges past government's budget numbers

Finance minister challenges past government's budget numbers

TORONTO — Ontario's finance minister challenged the previous government's budgets on Friday, saying an independent commission has concluded that the recently defeated Liberal government ran a deficit in the last fiscal year rather than balancing the