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  • SALEM, Ore.— Oregon is one of only two states where motorists aren't allowed to pump their own gas. Now, the Legislature appears ready to at least let people driving through rural Oregon serve themselves because of concerns that travelers could get stranded in places where few gas stations are open after hours. Parts of Oregon are so remote that people unfamiliar...

  • Veresen beats 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    Calgary, Alberta _ Veresen Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $42.5 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 6 cents per share. Veresen shares have dropped 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • May 6- U.S. fertilizer producer CF Industries reported lower first-quarter profit on Wednesday, with the drop reflecting a one-time gain a year ago from the sale of its phosphate business. Net earnings fell to $231 million or $4.79 per share from $708.5 million or $12.90 per share a year earlier. Net sales dipped 16 percent to $954 million, reflecting the sale of...

  • CF Industries posts smaller profit after year-ago sale Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 5:28 PM ET

    Net earnings fell to $231 million or $4.79 per share from $708.5 million or $12.90 per share a year earlier.

  • Franco-Nevada misses 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 5:12 PM ET

    TORONTO _ Franco-Nevada Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $19.2 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. Franco-Nevada shares have risen slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Tekmira reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    BURNABY, British Columbia _ Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $12 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Burnaby, British Columbia- based company said it had a loss of 40 cents. Keywords: Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, Earnings Report.

  • Accord Financial posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:19 PM ET

    Toronto _ Accord Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported earnings of $1.3 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Toronto- based company said it had net income of 17 cents. Accord Financial shares have climbed slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.— A Canadian advisory panel Wednesday endorsed a fiercely debated plan to bury waste from nuclear power plants less than a mile from Lake Huron, saying it had concluded the project would pose no danger to the environment. The Joint Review Panel made its recommendation in a report to Canada's environment minister, Leona Aglukkaq, who is...

  • May 6- Shares of Canadian security camera maker Avigilon Corp fell as much as 28.5 percent on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday after the company reported a big jump in research and development costs, raising concerns about 2015 earnings. BMO Capital Market also downgraded Avigilon to "market perform" from "outperform", saying the Vancouver- based...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, May 6- Canadian oil and gas shares tumbled and the country's main stock index hit a one-month low on Wednesday after the left-wing New Democratic Party surged to power in the oil-rich province of Alberta on promises that included energy industry reforms. The NDP is expected to be less accommodative of the energy industry and its Alberta oil...

  • May 6- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest oil pipeline company, reported on Wednesday a lower-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit as lower pipeline tolls and higher operating costs outweighed increased throughput. Newly elected Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has said she would not support the building of Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline to link the...

  • OTTAWA, May 6- A record Canadian trade deficit in March caused by plunging oil prices has masked an encouraging trend- strength in non-energy exports that the central bank is counting on to revive economic growth. The pickup is benefiting companies like Guelph, Ontario- based Linamar Corp, which expects double-digit sales growth this year and is expanding its...

  • OTTAWA, May 6- Canada's ruling Conservatives look set to avoid taking much damage from the political destruction of a powerful sister party in Alberta and could in fact take advantage of the meltdown in a federal election this October. The left-leaning New Democrats on Tuesday ended a 44- year run in office by the Conservatives in Alberta, the western province...

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- U.S. private employers in April hired the fewest number of workers in more than a year, further diminishing hopes of a strong rebound in economic growth after the first-quarter slump. "The data pile onto recent evidence suggesting increased odds that, by the time the June policy meeting rolls around, the hope of a great spring rebound in real...

  • Apart from its namesake automotive and homeware stores, Canadian Tire also operates Mark's, a casual and industrial wear retailer, and FGL Sports, whose store brands include Sport Chek, Hockey Experts and Sports Experts. "We've been tracking certain Target properties for some time and when the opportunity came up, we moved quickly and secured virtually all of...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, May 6- A seismic political shift in Canada's oil-producing heartland of Alberta has left voters, investors and oil executives braced for change as a rookie left-wing government promises major reforms after 44 years of Conservative rule. "The vast majority of energy executives and professionals we spoke with downplayed the polls, projecting...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards intended to reduce the volatility of such shipments are sufficient. No injuries were reported in the derailment of the 109- car BNSF railway train at around 7:30 a.m. That...

  • PACIFIC RUBIALES SHARES RISE 27.7 PCT ON TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE, 25.7 PCT IN COLOMBIA AFTER ALFA, HARBOR TAKEOVER BID.

  • May 6- Husky Energy Inc, Canada's No.3 integrated oil company, reported a 71 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt by weak oil and gas prices. Cash flow from operations, an indicator of the company's ability to pay for new projects, declined more than 45 percent to C $838 million, or 85 Canadian cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, Husky Energy said on...

  • May 6- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline company, reported a lower-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit, hurt by hedging losses due to a steep drop in oil and gas prices. Excluding one-time items, Enbridge's profit fell to C $468 million, or 56 Canadian cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from C $492 million, or 60 Canadian cents per share, a...