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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,203.13, up 37.86 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up 80 cents, or 11.10 per cent, to $8.01 on 18.7 million shares.

Football, funny ladies and 'Wonderful Life' are TV draws

LOS ANGELES — A current TV funny lady, a vintage one and a time- honoured Christmas movie won over viewers in the run-up to the holiday.
PotashCorp, Agrium clear U.S. hurdle, combined company begins trading Jan. 2

PotashCorp, Agrium clear U.S. hurdle, combined company begins trading Jan. 2

CALGARY — Canada's two largest fertilizer companies say they have received the final regulatory permission required to complete a merger of equals that was originally announced more than 18 months ago.
Plane returns to LA because passenger was on wrong flight

Plane returns to LA because passenger was on wrong flight

LOS ANGELES — A Tokyo-bound flight returned to Los Angeles hours into the journey after the crew discovered that one of the passengers had boarded the wrong plane, All Nippon Airways said Wednesday.
Bombardier gets order for 32 trainsets for French inter-city commuter lines

Bombardier gets order for 32 trainsets for French inter-city commuter lines

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc.'s rail division has received an order worth about US$444 million from France's national railway company.
OSC cease-trades CanniMed rights plan, orders Aurora to amend disclosures

OSC cease-trades CanniMed rights plan, orders Aurora to amend disclosures

TORONTO — Both sides of a takeover dispute between two Canadian cannabis companies say they're pleased with a regulatory ruling that gives each of them some of what they were seeking. Any securities issued by CanniMed Therapeutics Inc.
US pending home sales rose a slight 0.2 per cent in November

US pending home sales rose a slight 0.2 per cent in November

WASHINGTON — Slightly more people signed contracts in November to buy homes — with pending sales rising just 0.2 per cent as the housing market copes with a dwindling supply of properties on the market.
Media face challenges in rush to sexual misconduct reckoning

Media face challenges in rush to sexual misconduct reckoning

NEW YORK — Talk-show host Tavis Smiley isn't just upset with PBS for firing him on sexual misconduct charges. He's upset about his depiction in the media.
IWG says Brookfield, Onex have made takeover approach but no formal offer

IWG says Brookfield, Onex have made takeover approach but no formal offer

LONDON — The U.K.-based company behind the Regus brand of rental office space says it has been approached with an informal takeover proposal by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A) and Onex Corp. (TSX:ONEX).

'The Last Jedi' collects almost $100M at holiday box office

LOS ANGELES — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" claimed the biggest Christmas haul over the four-day holiday weekend, adding almost $100 million to its coffers, according to box office figures released Tuesday.