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  • TORONTO, May 19- Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday to a one-week low, including losses for energy and financial stocks as Federal Reserve interest rate hike speculation weighed on commodity prices. Among the top decliners was First Quantum Minerals Ltd, down 4.81 percent to C $8.31, while Canadian Natural Resources dropped 2.39 percent to C $37.10.

  • MONTREAL _ CAE Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $42.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Montreal- based company said it had net income of 16 cents. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share.

  • LONDON, May 19- Oil fell below $48 a barrel on Thursday, pressured by a stronger dollar and a surprise increase in U.S. crude inventories which served as a reminder that supplies are plentiful despite output problems. Supply losses in Canada and Nigeria have supported the market. It earlier fell to the day's low of $47.46 after reaching a 2016 high of $49.85 on...

  • NEW YORK— Symbility Solutions Inc. on Thursday reported narrowed first-quarter loss on a boost in revenue. Revenue for the Toronto- based company rose 57 percent to $7.9 million. Keywords: Symbility Solutions, Earnings Report.

  • Canada Fin Min

    Canada's Finance Minister William Morneau says the wildfires will likely hurt economic growth in Q2, but the biggest challenge is the affected people.

  • They included executives from traditional retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and e-commerce upstarts that are disrupting the industry with names like Bonobos and Stitch Fix, both of which offer personalized services for clothing. They came together this week as the health of the retail sector and the future of shopping is under the spotlight in the wake of...

  • TORONTO, May 18- Canada's main stock index retreated on Wednesday as mining and energy stocks fell, pressured by lower commodity prices after the U.S. The market got too complacent about the prospect of a Fed rate hike, said Steve Belisle, senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management, who expects financial stocks to outperform some other sectors,...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, May 18- Evacuees who fled a wildfire in northern Alberta two weeks ago may be allowed to return home as soon as June 1, officials said on Wednesday, as the massive blaze continued to shutter oil production north of Fort McMurray. Poor air quality in the Alberta city still poses a serious threat, officials said, delaying the return of the more than...

  • OTTAWA, Ontario _ DragonWave Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $9.1 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The Ottawa, Ontario- based company said it had a loss of $3.02 per share. DragonWave shares have increased 81 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MISSISSAUGA, Ontario _ Just Energy Group Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $22.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Just Energy shares have decreased 17 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Just Energy, Earnings Report.

  • OTTAWA, May 18- The debt of Canadian subprime borrowers grew at a faster pace than other consumers in the first quarter, suggesting the weak economy forced some to turn to pricier credit at a time when policymakers are concerned about high household debt. Canada was in a brief recession last year, hurt by the slump in oil prices. This could have compelled some...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, May 18- Evacuees who fled a wildfire in northern Alberta two weeks ago will learn on Wednesday when they may be allowed to return home, as the blaze continued to shutter oil production north of Fort McMurray. More than 90,000 evacuated from Fort McMurray and the surrounding area on May 3 and 4 as a huge wildfire hit the city in the heart of Canada's...

  • *Sweet Pembina crude at $0.75/ bbl premium to WTI. NEW YORK, May 18- In a sign the massive Alberta wildfire is taking a toll on oil transport, Canadian crude exports to the United States dropped 12 percent last week, while another blend of Canadian sweet crude oil rallied as concerns grow about supply. Hot and dry weather and strong winds were expected to push the...

  • *Alberta says conditional timeline for re-entry of residents to fire-struck Fort McMurray will be announced on Wednesday.

  • ALBERTA SAYS CONDITIONAL TIMELINE FOR RE-ENTRY OF RESIDENTS TO FIRE-STRUCK FORT MCMURRAY WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY.

  • TORONTO, May 18- De Beers Canada said on Wednesday it would spend up to C $20.4 million under a diamond exploration agreement with CanAlaska Uranium Ltd for target areas in Canada's Athabasca Basin. De Beers Canada suspended operations at its unprofitable Snap Lake diamond mine in the Northwest Territories in December. De Beers Canada operates the Victor Mine...

  • OTTAWA, May 18- Canada will have to set aside more money to deal with natural disasters like wildfires, storms and floods as climate change starts to bite, the head of the country's property insurance industry group said on Wednesday. A wildfire sweeping through the heavily forested oil sands region of Alberta near the town of Fort McMurray could eventually cost...

  • NEW YORK— Last year, Randy Murphy went to DietBet.com and bet $25 that he could drop 4 percent of his weight in four weeks. After shedding about 20 pounds, he won back $50. Now he's making an even bigger bet: Murphy invested $1,000 in the company that owns DietBet, New York- based WayBetter Inc..

  • John Kilduff

    Goldman turned bullish on oil recently but John Kilduff says he thinks oil is more likely to fall back to $35 a barrel.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, May 18- Hot and dry weather and strong winds were expected to push a massive wildfire burning near Fort McMurray, Alberta eastward on Wednesday, threatening facilities and work camps in Canada's prized oil sands region. The fire earlier in the month incinerated parts of Fort McMurray and forced the evacuation of the western Canadian city's...