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  • NEW YORK— Canadian energy and services company Emera said Friday it will buy Teco Energy, an electric and gas utility that does business in Florida and New Mexico, for about $6.48 billion. Emera Inc. said it will pay $27.55 per share of Teco Energy, a premium of about 31 percent over Friday's closing stock price. Emera, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has investments...

  • TORONTO— The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday dismissed an attempt by oil giant Chevron to block Ecuadorian villagers from using an Ontario court to collect billions in damages over rainforest pollution. The judgment was for environmental damage caused by Texaco during its operation of an oil consortium in the rainforest from 1972 to 1990. Chevron later...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 4- Canada's top court ruled on Friday that a group of Ecuadorean villagers could pursue a multi-billion pollution lawsuit against Chevron Corp in the Canadian province of Ontario. The villagers are now going after Chevron's assets in Canada, Brazil and Argentina. The villagers can now continue with a 2012 lawsuit against Chevron's Canadian...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 4- Canada's top court ruled on Friday that a group of Ecuadorean villagers could pursue a multi-billion pollution lawsuit against Chevron Corp in the Canadian province of Ontario. The villagers are now going after Chevron assets for countries in Canada, Brazil and Argentina. "Canadian courts, like many others, have adopted a generous and liberal...

  • TORONTO, Sept 4- Canada's BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday it will buy rival mobile software provider Good Technology Corp for $425 million, to boost its ability to help corporate clients manage smartphones running on different operating systems. More than half the devices running on Good's systems are Apple Inc products such as the iPhone.

  • Sept 4- BlackBerry Ltd plans to acquire rival mobile software provider Good Technology for $425 million in cash, the Canadian smartphone company said on Friday, boosting its ability to help companies manage smartphones that run any operating system. Waterloo, Ontario- based BlackBerry pioneered smartphones, but after losing ground to Apple Inc and Samsung...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 4- Canada's economy unexpectedly added jobs in August, though the unemployment rate rose to its highest level in a year as more people were looking for work, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. Canada added 12,000 jobs last month, surpassing economists' expectations for a decline of 4,500 jobs. Canada fell into a modest recession in the first...

  • LUCKNOW, India— Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison after 14 years. Suraj says his father was framed for murder because he was from the outcast "dalit" community, also known as "untouchables," within India's ancient system of caste hierarchies.

  • Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 12:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film. Among the first cities was Hong Kong with toy stores open at midnight. Leaked images of action figures of characters that have not even hit the big screen— like Sarco Plank,...

  • MACKINAW CITY, Mich.— A company that ships oil through the Great Lakes pledged Thursday to keep heavy crude out of a pipeline in northern Michigan. "Although Enbridge does not and has not used Line 5 for heavy crude, I am pleased with the additional layer of protection this agreement provides to prevent an environmental and economic catastrophe in the Straits," said...

  • Audi: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available on the Q7 SUV, which goes on sale early next year. Buick: CarPlay and Android Auto will be offered during the 2016 model year on the Regal and LaCrosse sedans. GMC: CarPlay and Android Auto will be offered on the Sierra, Sierra HD, Canyon and Yukon during the 2016 model year.

  • After a series of fiery crashes, The Associated Press conducted a survey of nearly a dozen big cities that, collectively, see thousands of tank cars each week, revealing a patchwork of preparedness. The AP surveyed emergency management departments in Chicago; Philadelphia; Seattle; Cleveland; Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; New Orleans; Sacramento,...

  • US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam's message Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    The New York- based Islamic Circle of North America has erected 100 billboards over the summer that feature statements such as: "Muhammad believed in peace, social justice, women's rights" and "Muhammad always taught love, not hate; peace, not violence." They are in cities including Boston; New York; Phoenix; San Diego; El Paso and Austin, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee;...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 2- Tumbling crude prices have made building new pipelines more important than ever for Canadian oil and gas producers because the fate of some projects hinges on shipping costs, the head of the industry's main lobby group said on Wednesday. The industry hopes new projects giving them expanded access to U.S. and Asian markets, such as...

  • *Luxury senior homes operator's shares rise as much as 113 pct to a record high of C $18.70. **BayBridge Seniors Housing Inc, owned by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, will take Amica private for C $578 million. **Vancouver- based Amica operates 26 luxury seniors residential properties in Canada, while BayBridge Seniors Housing owns and operates 35 senior living...

  • *Private employers add 190,000 jobs in August. WASHINGTON, Sept 2- U.S. private employers maintained a solid pace of hiring in August despite recent global financial market turmoil, suggesting that labor market momentum likely remains strong enough for the Federal Reserve to consider an interest rate hike this year. "Job growth remains strong and broad-based,...

  • Sears Canada posts 2Q profit Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    TORONTO _ Sears Canada Inc. on Wednesday reported profit of $10.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. Sears Canada shares have declined 36 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Sears Canada, Earnings Report.

  • Toronto mayor vows to hold Trump tower accountable Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    TORONTO— An antenna at the top of the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto that had been deemed unstable poses "no safety risk whatsoever," police said Tuesday. Now, Toronto Mayor John Tory has is vowing to get to the bottom of the scare that closed a large swath of the financial district of Canada's financial capital for nearly two days.

  • TORONTO, Sept 1- A healthy appetite for light trucks pushed auto sales in Canada to a monthly record in August, with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles nudging out Ford Motor Co as the top seller, according to data released on Thursday. General Motors Co's sales, meanwhile, jumped a healthy 12 percent. GM sold 24,653 cars and trucks in Canada, up from 22,111 a year earlier, as...

  • CALGARY, Sept 1- Nexen Energy, the Canadian subsidiary of Chinese state-owned CNOOC Ltd, is shutting down its Long Lake oil sands operations in northern Alberta in response to an emergency regulatory order, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The provincial regulator ordered Nexen to shut in 95 pipelines at the Long Lake facility last Friday as part of an...