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Survey: Top CEOs report weaker economic outlook for 1Q

Survey: Top CEOs report weaker economic outlook for 1Q

WASHINGTON — Top U.S. CEOs reported Wednesday that their economic outlook weakened in the first three months of the year although it remains above its historical average.

Gunmen fire on uranium convoy in Brazil; no injuries

RIO DE JANEIRO — Gunmen fired on a convoy transporting uranium fuel to a Brazilian nuclear plant as it drove past a rough neighbourhood in the state of Rio de Janeiro, but the company operating the plant said the attack didn't appear to be related to

Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes this year, reflecting a dimmer view of the economy as growth weakens in the United States and abroad.
Carbon tax, oil and gas investment dominate Day 2 of Alberta campaign

Carbon tax, oil and gas investment dominate Day 2 of Alberta campaign

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CP Rail designates first woman to head railway's board of directors

CP Rail designates first woman to head railway's board of directors

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway has selected the first woman to head the board of directors of the country's second-largest railway.
TSX falls again despite rise in crude and dovish tone from Federal Reserve

TSX falls again despite rise in crude and dovish tone from Federal Reserve

TORONTO — Canada's main stock market dipped again Wednesday despite crude oil surpassing US$60 a barrel and the Federal Reserve's more dovish tone.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,167.56, down 20.54 points ). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 19 cents, or 1.44 per cent, to $13.03 on 22.9 million shares.
Europe fines Google $1.7 billion in antitrust case

Europe fines Google $1.7 billion in antitrust case

BRUSSELS — Europe's antitrust regulators slapped Google with a big fine Wednesday for the third time in less than two years, ordering the tech giant to pay 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for freezing out rivals in the online advertising business.
Pot sector players welcome edibles tax change, but unhappy medical tax remains

Pot sector players welcome edibles tax change, but unhappy medical tax remains

TORONTO — Cannabis industry players welcomed the change in the Federal Budget to tax edibles, extracts, oils and concentrates based on the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol rather than weight, as it could ease pricing for some products and potentially b
Rogers sells flagship magazines Maclean's, Chatelaine in deal with St. Joseph

Rogers sells flagship magazines Maclean's, Chatelaine in deal with St. Joseph

TORONTO — The publisher of Toronto Life, Weddingbells and Fashion Magazine will acquire the last of Rogers Media's consumer-oriented print and digital publications in a deal that seems at odds with the prevailing pessimism about traditional media.