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Residents fret about chemical plant fire, despite assurances

Residents fret about chemical plant fire, despite assurances

HOUSTON — Kristin Crump and her two kids put damp cloths over their mouths on Thursday for the short walk from their suburban Houston front door to their car, defying an order to remain inside because of dangerous fumes coming from burned-out petroch
Late bidding war drives Stampede sponsorship auction to $3.29M bid total

Late bidding war drives Stampede sponsorship auction to $3.29M bid total

CALGARY — An unexpected late bidding war for the right to sponsor veteran driver Troy Dorchester helped push the annual Calgary Stampede chuckwagon canvas auction to a $50,000 higher total than last year.
Fox 2000, arm behind 'Hidden Figures,' to close under Disney

Fox 2000, arm behind 'Hidden Figures,' to close under Disney

LOS ANGELES — Fox 2000, the specialty unit behind such diverse literary adaptations as "Hidden Figures," ''Love, Simon" and "Life of Pi," is closing shop under the Walt Disney Co.
Europe offers UK more time to leave the bloc

Europe offers UK more time to leave the bloc

BRUSSELS — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K.
Trump blames Fed for holding back economic growth in 2018

Trump blames Fed for holding back economic growth in 2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the economy would have grown much faster last year if the Federal Reserve had not been tightening credit last year.
Levi's soars in return to public markets

Levi's soars in return to public markets

NEW YORK — Levi Strauss & Co.'s return to the public markets got an enthusiastic reception from investors who believe the iconic brand is ready for a comeback — and still has a lot more room to grow.

Duke Energy CEO's pay dropped to $14M after big 2017 bounty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good's reported compensation is down to $14 million after a big raise in 2017 put her at more than $21 million.
Air Canada, WestJet purchased safety option reportedly missing on crashed planes

Air Canada, WestJet purchased safety option reportedly missing on crashed planes

TORONTO — Canada's two largest airlines have at least one of the optional safety features on their Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft that were reportedly lacking on the jets that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia.
Toronto stock market resumes upward move while U.S. markets surge

Toronto stock market resumes upward move while U.S. markets surge

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index resumed its upward trajectory as investors responded to supportive news on both sides of the border. Investors appeared to have had a delayed positive reaction to Wednesday's dovish outlook by the U.S.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,244.59, up 77.03 points ). Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up 29 cents, or 6.64 per cent, to $4.66 on 13.2 million shares.