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American activist files suit to head off $750-million TransAlta-Brookfield deal

CALGARY — An American activist investor trying to force change at TransAlta Corp. has launched a lawsuit to try to derail the power utility's $750-million partnership deal with Brookfield Renewable Partners.
TSX, S&P 500 and Nasdaq set record highs on strong results and better oil prices

TSX, S&P 500 and Nasdaq set record highs on strong results and better oil prices

TORONTO — Three of North America's stock markets closed at all-time highs Tuesday after getting lifts from strong U.S. corporate results and higher crude oil prices.
Bank of Canada's Poloz expected to signal longer hiatus on interest rates

Bank of Canada's Poloz expected to signal longer hiatus on interest rates

OTTAWA — Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz will give his updated outlook for the economy Wednesday in an appearance that many expect will send stronger signals the interest rate will be on hold for months.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,669.40, up 92.12 points ). Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up 26 cents, or 2.61 per cent, to $10.24 on 10.6 million shares. Bombardier Inc.
All not in favour of Trump's Buckingham Palace dinner date

All not in favour of Trump's Buckingham Palace dinner date

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace — a visit more than two years in the making.
Canada's anti-spam law used against former CEO of coupon marketing company

Canada's anti-spam law used against former CEO of coupon marketing company

GATINEAU, Que. — Canada's anti-spam law is being used against a former CEO who is accused of using several businesses operating under names such as Teambuy and Dealfind to bombard consumers with emailed discount coupon offers.
Teck Resources less exposed to China as uncertainty on imports continue

Teck Resources less exposed to China as uncertainty on imports continue

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. says it is less exposed to uncertainties on Chinese coal imports after shifting more sales to India.
I robot? Ian McEwan tells android tale in 'Machines Like Me'

I robot? Ian McEwan tells android tale in 'Machines Like Me'

LONDON — Ian McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence. His new novel, "Machines Like Me," features a lifelike android with access to all human knowledge who writes haiku poetry. In real life, the Booker Prize-winning author is conflicted.
Twitter profit rises as Trump demands 'fairer' social media

Twitter profit rises as Trump demands 'fairer' social media

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter Inc. on Tuesday trumpeted strong quarterly growth in earnings and users while President Donald Trump tweeted criticism of the social media site for allegedly discriminating against him politically.
US new-home sales climbed 4.5% in March

US new-home sales climbed 4.5% in March

WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage rate spike last year that caused homebuying to slump.