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US stocks waver again as energy companies fall 

By Marley Jay THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -Technology and energy companies skidded Friday while banks and insurers recovered some of their recent losses, leaving major U.S. indexes little changed on the day and moderately lower for the week. Credit monitoring company Equifax plunged after it disclosed a data breach ...

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Agropur Acquires Agrifoods’ Interest in Ultima Foods

LONGUEUIL, QC AND BURNABY, BC, Aug. 31, 2017  – Agropur Cooperative and Agrifoods International Cooperative Ltd. – two of Canada’s leading dairy cooperatives – announced today that they have concluded an agreement pursuant to which Agropur will become the sole owner of Ultima Foods Inc. Ultima Foods was a 50-50 joint venture by two of ...

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Household spending, exports drive economy past expectations with 4.5% growth 

OTTAWA -Canada’s economy performed far better than expected in the second quarter, with growth at an annual rate of 4.5 per cent. A consensus of economists had predicted the quarter would be 3.7 per cent, on par with the first quarter. The two strong quarters give Canada its best economic ...

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Ontario first quarter finances show province still on track to balance

TORONTO-Ontario’s first-quarter finances show the government is still on track to balance this year’s budget. A bilateral agreement between Ontario and the federal government on early learning and childcare gives the government both $145 million in new revenue and expenses. Other new spending includes $85 million to clean up the ...

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Century old $5 bill sold at auction for $11,000 

FORT MYERS, Fla. -Money may not grow on trees, but its value can grow. That was evidenced last week by a $5 bill issued almost 100 years ago by a Florida bank that was sold at auction for more than $11,000. The News-Press in Fort Myers reports that the auction ...

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Sony sees recovery with a nearly quadrupling of profit

By Yuri Kageyama THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO -Sony’s fiscal first quarter profit nearly quadrupled from a year earlier, boosted by its lucrative image sensor and other businesses and highlighting a gradual recovery at the Japanese electronics and entertainment company. Sony Corp. reported Tuesday an 80.9 billion yen ($735 million) April-June ...

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Cameco to pay fraction of proposed amount to settle U.S. tax dispute 

SASKATOON- Cameco Corp. (TSX:CCO) says it has settled a tax dispute with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service that will see it pay far less than was originally proposed. The uranium miner says it is required to pay US$122,000 instead of an originally proposed charge of US$122 million. Cameco disclosed the ...

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