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  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 2 Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George gives welcome remarks at the Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference- 1330 GMT.

  • TORONTO, Sept 19- Canada's main stock index took its sharpest one-day hit in seven months on Friday as a broad array of stocks from banks to telecommunications and resource companies pushed it to a 1.7 percent decline for the week.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 19- Canada's oil sands industry is shrugging off declining world oil prices as some of the world's highest-cost producers find a cushion in strong demand and a weakened domestic currency.

  • *Scotland to stay in UK but pound falls on profit-taking. NEW YORK, Sept 19- The dollar gained against a basket of major currencies on Friday, posting its 10th consecutive week of gains, as investors bet U.S. interest rates would rise more quickly than had been expected.

  • Primero reports underground fatality at Mexico mine Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    TORONTO, Sept 19- Canadian precious metals miner Primero Mining Corp said on Friday an employee of one of its contractors was killed in an isolated underground accident at its flagship San Dimas mine in Mexico on Thursday night.

  • *Scotland to stay in UK, but pound down on profit-taking. NEW YORK, Sept 19- The dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Friday, on track for its 10th consecutive week of gains, as investors bet U.S. interest rates would rise more quickly than expected.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 19- Canada's annual inflation rate remained above the Bank of Canada's 2.0 percent target in August for the fourth month in a row, putting pressure on the central bank to drop its neutral stance on interest rates.

  • TORONTO, Sept 19- Canadian pipeline operator TransCanada Corp said on Friday its current corporate structure, asset base and financial strength are critical to its ability to maneuver and deliver on its growth strategy.

  • TORONTO, Sept 19- TransCanada Corp said on Friday that it believed it needs its current corporate structure, asset base and financial strength for its capital program.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control. In July, Taco Bell started selling high-protein meals, which contain Greek yogurt options and twice the meat as in its traditional burritos and bowls.

  • After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:21 AM ET

    EDINBURGH, Scotland— Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. Now, the task was to heal the divide— and use the energy the referendum unleashed to hold London politicians to promises of more powers for Scotland.

  • Calgary- based TransCanada Corp is emerging as a possible target, with several U.S. activist hedge funds reviewing the nearly $38 billion pipeline operator as a break-up candidate, people close to the matter said.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar scaled more than six-year peaks against the yen on Thursday after data showed a drop in U.S. claims for jobless benefits last week, reinforcing the market's view that U.S. interest rates will rise earlier than expected.

  • TORONTO, Sept 18- United States Steel Corp's Canadian unit had sought a wide ranging set of relief measures from the Ontario government before it filed for creditor protection in Canada earlier this week, according to a source familiar with the matter.

  • OTTAWA/ LONDON, Sept 18- Canada, one of the harshest critics of Russia's involvement in Ukraine, this week quietly cancelled sanctions against Expobank and RosEnergoBank, two small Russian banks on which it imposed the measures earlier this year.

  • TORONTO, Sept 18- Shareholder activism is likely to gather momentum in the Canadian energy industry in the coming months, sparked by some poor stock performance, the success of past campaigns and growing support from large institutional investors.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar hit a more than six-year peak against the yen on Thursday on data showing U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, while global equity markets rallied after the Federal Reserve again pledged to keep interest rates low.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar rose to a more than six-year peak against the yen on Thursday, after data showed U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, reinforcing the market's view that U.S. interest rates will rise sooner rather than later.

  • UPDATE 1-Penn West says revamping accounting practices Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    Sept 18- Canadian oil producer Penn West Petroleum Ltd said it was strengthening its accounting practices after a review uncovered irregularities that forced to company to restate some of its prior results.

  • pct at $7.65 premarket; set for best day since November 2008. **Posts Q2 profit of 29 Canadian cents per share, compared to a loss of 11 Canadian cents a year earlier. **Toronto- listed stock down about 10 pct since the company uncovered accounting irregularities in July.