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  • *Bank of Canada had forecast growth of 2.5 pct; market +2.7 pct. OTTAWA, Aug 29- Strong consumer spending and a jump in exports helped the Canadian economy bounce back from a weather-restrained first quarter, with annualized growth of 3.1 percent in the second quarter after a downwardly revised 0.9 percent in the first.

  • He backed up a short bet; China jailed him for it Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Kun Huang, a Chinese-born Canadian citizen, who is back in Vancouver after spending two years in a Chinese jail, at his lawyer’s office in Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 22, 2014.

    His crime was contributing to research that led his employer to recommend short sales of Silvercorp Metals, a silver producer that is based in Canada but does its mining in China.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 28- Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, changes that could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and experimental treatments now in development, researchers said on Thursday.

  • *BP says expects minimal impact from late Wednesday blaze. WHITING, Ind., Aug 28- Wholesale gasoline prices surged in Chicago on Thursday after a fire hit a piece of equipment used to produce gasoline at BP Plc's refinery in nearby Whiting, Indiana, trade and industry sources said.

  • TORONTO, Aug 28- Toronto-Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce reported higher third-quarter earnings on Thursday, extending a trend of buoyant capital markets boosting investment banking and trading profits at the country's big lenders.

  • Flight returns, 2 women facing charges Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    TORONTO— Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort.

  • Aug 28- Canadian oil and gas company Crew Energy Inc said it would sell its liquids-rich assets in Princess, Alberta for C $150 million to focus on the development of its core Montney properties in British Columbia.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 28- EU lawmakers are threatening to block a multi-billion dollar trade pact between Canada and the European Union-- a blueprint for a much bigger EU-U.S. deal-- because it would allow firms to sue governments if they breach the treaty.

  • Aug 28- Canadian oil and gas company Crew Energy Inc said it would sell its liquids-rich assets in Princess, Alberta for C $150 million to focus on the development of its core Montney properties in British Columbia.

  • TORONTO, Aug 28- Toronto-Dominion Bank reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by gains at its core Canadian retail business and the impact of buoyant capital markets on its investment banking and trading arm.

  • BP says Whiting refinery still in production after fire Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:43 AM ET
    A gas truck pulls into the tanker farm at BP's refinery in Whiting, Indiana

    BP said its largest U.S. refinery, at Whiting, Indiana, continued to operate on Thursday morning following a blaze the night before.

  • Aug 28- An explosion shook BP Plc's Whiting, Indiana refinery, its largest in the United States, on Wednesday night but a resulting fire had been contained as of 9:30 pm local time, according to a report by WFLD-TV.

  • Flight returns, 2 airline passengers in custody Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:09 PM ET

    TORONTO— Police say two women are in custody after a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba was forced to turn back to Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Regional police responded to the flight at around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • Dominican park would halt Canadian company's mine Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:44 PM ET

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic— Lawmakers in the Dominican Republic approved a plan Wednesday to create a national park in an area where a Canadian company has sought to expand mining operations. President Danilo Medina has not said whether he will sign the bill into law over the objections of Toronto- based Glencore Xstrata PLC.

  • DETROIT, Aug 27- General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers on Wednesday trumpeted the news that production of the Cadillac SRX would be shifted from Mexico to Tennessee, but Reuters has learned that GM also plans to move some other assembly work in the opposite direction.

  • DETROIT, Aug 27- General Motors Co is shifting some production of the Cadillac SRX from Mexico to Tennessee, but will partly offset that by moving some Chevrolet Equinox manufacturing from Tennessee to Mexico, an industry source told Reuters.

  • Allergan sets date for special shareholder meeting Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    Botox maker Allergan Inc. has set a date for a special meeting at which its shareholders will consider replacing most of its board, but it doesn't want the main proponents of that move to participate.

  • Aug 27- Overheating worries at home are driving Canada's homebuilders south of the border where they buy up rural land, betting on a recovery in the U.S. suburban housing market even as many local players remain on the sidelines.

  • TORONTO, Aug 27- National Bank of Canada, the country's sixth-largest lender, reported a stronger-than-expected profit on Wednesday, helped by a sharp jump in earnings at its wealth management and financial markets arms.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 27- Canadian uranium miner Cameco Corp said on Wednesday that it would shut down the world's biggest uranium mine at McArthur River, Saskatchewan, as well as the Key Lake mill after the United Steelworkers union said workers planned to strike starting Saturday.