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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,037.49, down 51.75 points ). Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX:AVL). Materials. Down 1.5 cent, or 1.46 per cent, to 12 cents on 7.
YouTube creators say studio closure will impact community, access to resources

YouTube creators say studio closure will impact community, access to resources

TORONTO — Video creators are calling on YouTube to make stronger commitments to Canadian productions after the company announced it'll close its only permanent studio in the country.
Giant American flag flap flutters on; business owner rallies

Giant American flag flap flutters on; business owner rallies

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Stocks slump after US expands trade war to Mexico

Stocks slump after US expands trade war to Mexico

Stocks tumbled on Wall Street Friday after the U.S. announced plans to expand its trade war to Mexico, its third-biggest trading partner. The slump all but guarantees the market will end May with its first monthly loss of 2019.
US consumer spending slows to 0.3% gain in April

US consumer spending slows to 0.3% gain in April

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending slowed in April while inflation was up, but still far below the target set by the Federal Reserve. The Commerce Department said Friday that spending increased 0.3% in April following a 1.

Fiscal monitor shows Ottawa ran $11.8B deficit for 2018-19 fiscal year

OTTAWA — A preliminary estimate by the Finance Department says the federal government posted a deficit of $11.8 billion for its 2018-19 fiscal year. The shortfall compared with a deficit of $16.7 billion for 2017-18.

Markets Right Now: Trump's Mexico tariffs sink stocks

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:55 a.m.
Oregon, awash in marijuana, takes steps to curb production

Oregon, awash in marijuana, takes steps to curb production

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon is awash in pot, glutted with so much legal weed that if growing were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke or eat it all. Now, the state is planning to curb production.
Economy posts another weak quarter of growth, but shows signs of rebound

Economy posts another weak quarter of growth, but shows signs of rebound

OTTAWA — Canada's economic expansion remained sluggish in the first three months of the year, giving the country its weakest back-to-back quarters of growth since 2015.
Trump announces new Mexican tariffs in response to migrants

Trump announces new Mexican tariffs in response to migrants

WASHINGTON — In a surprise announcement that could derail a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the