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Colorado utility gets $500M offer to shut coal plants

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A wholesale power provider has proposed a $500 million deal for a Colorado electric utility to retire some coal assets and shift toward more renewable energy.

Climate change debate in the focus at Exxon's annual meeting

DALLAS — Activist shareholders used Exxon Mobil's annual meeting to renew their accusations that the company is failing to confront a future that may include stricter regulations to limit climate change caused by burning fossil fuels.
Argentina anti-austerity strike halts flights, trains, buses

Argentina anti-austerity strike halts flights, trains, buses

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Much of Argentina came to a standstill Wednesday as a strike to protest government austerity measures grounded hundreds of flights, halted bus and train lines and forced the closing of banks, courts and many schools.
Toronto stock market has worst day of 2019 on heightened trade concerns

Toronto stock market has worst day of 2019 on heightened trade concerns

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index had its worst day of the year Wednesday as ramped up trade rhetoric stoked fears of an economic slowdown that stood in contrast with the Bank of Canada's more optimistic outlook.
Judge rules SNC-Lavalin headed to trial on charges of fraud, corruption

Judge rules SNC-Lavalin headed to trial on charges of fraud, corruption

MONTREAL — A Quebec judge has ruled there is enough evidence to send SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. to trial on charges of fraud and corruption, surprising few and prompting a further tumble in the beleaguered firm's share price.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,131.47, down 165.99 points ). Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX:AVL). Materials. Up five cents, or 66.67 per cent, to 12.5 cents on 10.
US officials to put off oil leases near sacred tribal land

US officials to put off oil leases near sacred tribal land

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has agreed to put off oil and gas leasing for a year on land that Native Americans consider sacred surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico.
Canada Goose shares plunge following slower revenue growth guidance

Canada Goose shares plunge following slower revenue growth guidance

The chief executive of Canada Goose Holdings Inc. defended the luxury parka retailer's growth plans as its shares lost nearly a third of their value in the wake of the company's latest financial results and guidance.
Oilsands giant Canadian Natural inks $3.8 billion deal for Devon assets

Oilsands giant Canadian Natural inks $3.8 billion deal for Devon assets

CALGARY — One of Canada's largest oilsands producers is getting bigger in a $3.78-billion buyout that hastens the exit from the sector of yet another major foreign-owned rival. Calgary-based Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Indigo 'hit a wall' in general merchandise sales, chases new creative direction

Indigo 'hit a wall' in general merchandise sales, chases new creative direction

Indigo Books & Music Inc. will rethink its general merchandise strategy as sales slowed in the past year, said the company's founder, but it remains convinced that's where the company's future growth lies and not with a return to books.