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  • TORONTO, Aug 26- An economic speech by Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver was abruptly canceled on Wednesday after criticism that the Conservative politician's event was to take place at a private men's club in Toronto. Oliver, a high-profile member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet, was scheduled to speak on the future of the Canadian economy at...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- A gauge of U.S. business investment plans posted its largest increase in just over a year in July, underscoring the durability of the economic recovery despite a slowing global economy. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans,...

  • National Bank of Canada posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    MONTREAL _ National Bank of Canada on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $354.6 million. National Bank of Canada shares have dropped 27 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: National Bank of Canada, Earnings Report.

  • Royal Bank tops Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:16 AM ET

    TORONTO _ Royal Bank Of Canada on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $1.99 billion. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.29 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $6.72 billion.

  • Waikiki water tested for bacteria after sewage spill Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:12 AM ET

    HONOLULU— Hawaii's white sand beaches in Waikiki were mostly deserted after officials warned the public about a half-million-gallon sewage spill in Ala Moana Beach Park, which is adjacent to the world-famous tourist destination. The Department of Health was testing a 4- mile stretch of waterfront from Kapahulu Avenue in Waikiki to Point Panic in Kakaako.

  • Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch for arraignment in Missoula. Federal prosecutors accuse Canadadrugs.com, its CEO Kristjan Thorkelson and its affiliated companies and associates of selling $78 million in prescription drugs, primarily cancer treatment drugs, to U.S. doctors. "Canada Drugs purchased its inventory from questionable sources and ultimately...

  • TORONTO, Aug 25- The 40th Toronto International Film Festival will play host to a star-studded roster of top filmmakers and movie stars next month, including Ridley Scott, Matt Damon, Sandra Bullock and Johnny Depp. Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston are expected to be in town for the world premiere of Jay Roach's biopic "Trumbo," about Hollywood blacklist victim...

  • The lawsuits were filed between last month and Monday by Ashley Madison users in California, Texas, Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee and Minnesota. "Needless to say, this dumping of sensitive personal and financial information is bound to have catastrophic effects on the lives of the website's users," according to a lawsuit filed Friday on behalf of an anonymous Los...

  • TORONTO, Aug 25- Canada's Liberals reached back to their glory days on Tuesday to add some gravitas to their election campaign, rolling out a heavyweight economic team in a bid to counter charges that leader Justin Trudeau is too inexperienced to lead the country. Flanked by advisers including former Finance Ministers Paul Martin and Ralph Goodale, who erased...

  • 3 charts show how oil is roiling world currencies Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    Saudi Arabian riyals

    The falling price of oil has a direct effect on the real exchange rate of nations most dependent on petroleum production.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- The dollar jumped one percent against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday and recovered from seven-month lows against the safe-haven yen and euro as riskier assets got a boost from an interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank. The People's Bank of China said it was lowering the one-year benchmark bank lending rate by 25 basis points to 4.6...

  • Bank of Montreal tops Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    TORONTO _ Bank Of Montreal on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $952.1 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.35 per share. Bank of Montreal shares have dropped 29 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Micron Products Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arrhythmia Research Technology based in Fitchburg, makes the new ammunition, which are much larger than rubber bullets and have silicone heads that expand and flatten on impact, enhancing the pain and incapacitating a suspect. 'I had to shake it off, "said Allen Ezer, executive vice president of Security Devices...

  • TORONTO/ OTTAWA, Aug 25- Canadian banks are expected to begin feeling the impact of an extended downturn in the energy sector as they exercise caution with new and existing loans to companies and individuals. Investors will this week be poring over the balance sheets and bottom lines of the country's biggest lenders as they post third-quarter results, with Bank...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 24- Turmoil in world financial markets and growing fears of a China- led global economic slowdown threaten to derail the Federal Reserve's plans to soon start raising interest rates from near zero, dimming the chances of a September lift-off. A near 9- percent dive in Chinese shares on Monday triggered sharp sell-offs in Asia and Europe,...

  • Market turmoil threatens Fed's rate hike plans Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 4:28 PM ET

    WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 24- Turmoil in world financial markets and growing fears of a China- led global economic slowdown threaten to derail the Federal Reserve's plans to start raising rates from near zero, making the chances of a September lift-off look increasingly remote. A near 9- percent dive in Chinese shares on Monday triggered sharp sell-offs in Asia...

  • *Platinum down 4.5 pct, palladium at 3- year low. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 24- Gold turned lower on Monday, as the dollar pared losses, and U.S. shares and other commodity markets staged a comeback while the white precious metals fell on concerns about the Chinese economy. Platinum dropped as much as 4.5 percent, palladium hit a three-year low at $563.72 an ounce and silver...

  • OTTAWA, Aug 24- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper seized on global stock market turmoil on Monday to argue voters should stick with his Conservative government in the Oct. 19 election, warning that the policies of his opponents would be dangerous for the economy. Harper said Canada had solid economic fundamentals, low debt and stable banks and should stick...

  • Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    TORONTO— The hacking of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday. The company behind Ashley Madison is offering a $500,000 Canadian reward for information leading to the arrest of members of a group that hacked the site. Hackers last week released detailed...

  • Ashley Madison facing international fallout Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Ashley Madison facing international fallout

    Two Canadian law firms file class action suit against Ashley Madison.