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  • SANTIAGO, Aug 31- A Chilean union that represents copper mine workers rejected a move by Freeport-McMoRan Inc to drastically cut staff at its El Abra mine and said on Monday it was considering action. Last week, Arizona- based Freeport, which owns a 51 percent stake in the mine in northern Chile, became one of the first big global miners to announce it was slashing...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 31- The Canadian province of Alberta, which has been hammered by falling crude prices, is forecasting a record budget deficit of C $5.9 billion this year, which could increase to C $6.5 billion, Finance Minister Joe Ceci said on Monday. Alberta, home to Canada's oil sands and the largest source of U.S. crude imports, has struggled with a sharp drop...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 31- The Canadian crude-producing province of Alberta is forecasting a record budget deficit of C $5.9 billion this year, which could increase to C $6.5 billion, finance minister Joe Ceci said on Monday in an updated first quarter forecast.

  • ALBERTA'S CECI SAYS PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT LOOKING TO BALANCE BUDGET IN 2018-2019.

  • SANTIAGO, Aug 31- A Chilean union that represents copper mine workers on Monday rejected a move to drastically cut staff at the El Abra mine owned by Freeport-McMoRan and was considering action after 700 workers had their jobs terminated at the weekend. Last week, Arizona- based Freeport, which owns a 51 percent stake in the mine in northern Chile, became one of the...

  • TORONTO— Police have closed off a number of blocks in Toronto's downtown financial district because of an unstable antenna on the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto. Toronto police said Monday the area will be closed until at least noon on Tuesday. "There will be a considerable amount of time before it is rectified," Toronto police spokeswoman Caroline...

  • Barge tips, vehicles fall into Victoria harbor Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 9:49 PM ET

    VICTORIA, British Columbia— British Columbia's Ministry of Environment says a barge has tipped in Victoria's harbor, dumping as many as 20 vehicles into the water. The ministry says the barge was being loaded by metal recycling company Schnitzer Steel in an area of the harbor just north of the city's downtown core. Seaspan is the barge owner, and the ministry says...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 28- Alberta's oil and gas royalty framework will remain in place until the end of 2016, Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd said on Friday, as she gave details of the panel that will review the scheme for the province's new left-leaning New Democrat government. The government also announced that Leona Hanson, mayor of the town of Beaverlodge...

  • TORONTO, Aug 28- The chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has left, just over a week after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients in a massive cyber assault. Avid Life said on Friday the departure of Noel Biderman was by "mutual agreement" and its existing senior management team would take over until a new...

  • ALBERTA ENERGY MINISTER SAYS CURRENT OIL, GAS ROYALTY FRAMEWORK WILL REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL END OF 2016.

  • TORONTO, Aug 28- Noel Biderman, the chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life, has left the company, weeks after hackers launched a cyber assault that leaked sensitive data about millions of clients. The Canadian company was rocked by the release of Ashley Madison customer data on Aug. 18 by hackers who claimed to be unhappy...

  • Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 10:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members. "Unless they can immediately assure the public that their information is protected, then their business is over," says Lawrence Kellogg, a partner with the law firm...

  • CEO of Ashley Madison parent company steps down Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 10:32 AM ET

    TORONTO, Aug 28- Noel Biderman, the chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company, has left the company effective immediately, Avid Life Media said on Friday.

  • Bank of Nova Scotia tops Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    TORONTO _ Bank of Nova Scotia on Friday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $1.44 billion. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.15 per share. Bank of Nova Scotia shares have declined 21 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • But the stock climbed further after the billionaire investor disclosed the stake in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and said that he plans to speak with Freeport and may seek board representation. Freeport is undervalued, Icahn said in the filing, and he intends to address "executive compensation practices and capital structure as...

  • Toronto-Dominion tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    TORONTO _ The Toronto-Dominion Bank on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $1.82 billion. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 92 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.75 billion.

  • Canadian Imperial Bank tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 6:06 AM ET

    TORONTO _ Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $791.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.81 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.79 billion.

  • NXT reports 2Q loss Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    CALGARY, Alberta _ NXT Energy Solutions Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $1.3 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Calgary, Alberta- based company said it had a loss of 3 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- Mexico's Grupo Financiero Banorte is close to announcing a partnership between its retirement fund, called Afore XXI-Banorte, the Canadian group Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, and other Mexican retirement funds for infrastructure projects, Banorte's board president said on Wednesday. Recently, the firm CKD Infraestructura...

  • Antrim posts 2Q profit Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    CALGARY, Alberta _ Antrim Energy Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $812,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Calgary, Alberta- based company said it had profit of less than 1 cent on a per-share basis. Keywords: Antrim Energy, Earnings Report.