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  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 3- Canadian Natural Resources Ltd said on Wednesday it is ramping up production at its 30,000 barrel per day Kirby South oil sands project in northern Alberta as the wildfire threat in the region eases. The company was forced to cut production to 12,000 bpd last week because of wildfire disruptions. Spokeswoman Julie Woo said only minor...

  • June 3- Freeport-McMoRan Inc, which is exploring a public offer for a stake in its oil and gas business, will likely sell off less than 20 percent of the unit, Freeport Chief Financial Officer Kathleen Quirk said on Wednesday. Freeport said in April it was mulling an initial public offering for a minority stake in the unit to raise funds for project development, but...

  • Corrin, 33, worked at the marketing department of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta in New York before moving back to Canada. Freshii, which offers wraps and quinoa bowls, and uses kale liberally in its salads, has become a household name in Canada with consumers increasingly looking for healthier eatout options. A string of U.S. fast-casual chains including...

  • TORONTO, June 3- The chief executive of newly listed music channel operator Stingray Digital Group Inc said on Wednesday the company plans to spend some C $50 million this year to acquire distribution across the Americas. Eric Boyko, who founded the Montreal- based company in 2007, said Stingray spent that much in five deals last year and plans to keep up the pace,...

  • MSNBC, E! ranked high in social network engagement Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 12:34 PM ET

    The Toronto- based data firm Engagement Labs ranks networks with a score based on how much material they disseminate online, how engaged viewers are with the material and the frequency with which the networks interact with their viewers. On Facebook, MSNBC outranked Fox News Channel, CNN, the Fox Business Network and HLN in that order, Engagement Labs said.

  • TOBYHANNA, Pa.— A charter bus taking Italian tourists to Niagara Falls collided with a tractor-trailer Wednesday morning on an eastern Pennsylvania highway, killing the bus driver and two others on the bus and leaving four people in critical condition, authorities said. The crash occurred on Interstate 380 in the Pocono Mountain region as the bus, which...

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Canada's Come By Chance refinery, located on the eastern island of Newfoundland, has bought Nigerian oil for the first time in at least a decade, the latest addition to the facility's diverse crude slate, according to Reuters customs data. The crude's relatively cheap price has drawn interest from the 115,000 barrel-per-day Come By Chance...

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, June 2- New car and truck sales in Canada hit a record high in May, with Chrysler leading the pack as the top-selling carmaker for the month and bolstered by strong demand for luxury vehicles, according to data released on Tuesday. Auto sales were up 1.1 percent, with 197,937 cars and light trucks sold in Canada, industry data showed.

  • Battles over oil pipelines on 3 fronts in Minnesota Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will decide whether the separate Sandpiper pipeline from the North Dakota oilfields is needed. One of several projects they oppose is Enbridge Energy's proposal to boost the capacity of its Alberta Clipper pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta, to Superior, Wisconsin. Enbridge spokeswoman Lorraine Little said that the...

  • TORONTO, June 2- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Canadian sales edged up by 119 vehicles from a year earlier to 31,617 cars and trucks in May, as a rise in Jeep and passenger car sales helped offset lower minivan sales. The company's Windsor, Ontario, van plant was shut for retooling from Feb. 16 to May 25, reducing supplies of some of the Canadian unit's top-selling...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 2- Alberta, the Canadian province whose carbon-intensive oil sands are the largest source U.S. oil imports, said on Tuesday it will have new climate change regulations in place by June 30, when its current system is set to expire. Alberta's New Democratic government, which ended 44 years of Conservative rule in the province in an election last...

  • Fiat Chrysler Canadian sales roughly flat in May Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 12:42 PM ET

    TORONTO, June 2- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Canadian sales edged up by 119 vehicles from a year earlier to 31,617 cars and trucks in May, as a rise in Jeep and passenger car sales helped offset lower minivan sales. The company's Windsor, Ontario, van plant was shut for retooling from Feb. 16 to May 25, reducing supplies of some of the Canadian unit's top-selling...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 2- The threat of wildfires to oil sands projects in northeastern Alberta eased on Tuesday as two companies forced to evacuate staff from the region began checking equipment abandoned for more than a week, though production has not yet resumed. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd said on Tuesday its staff are making safety checks at its...

  • DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford will shorten the traditional summer shut-down at some of its plants for the third consecutive year to meet rising demand. Six assembly plants, as well as supporting powertrain and stamping plants, will shut down for one week beginning June 29, rather than the usual two weeks. Locations include Chicago, Dearborn Truck in Michigan, Kansas City,...

  • LONDON, June 2- European shares edged lower on Tuesday, keeping within their recent range as investors awaited euro zone inflation data due later in the day and developments out of Greece's negotiations with creditors. Imperial Tobacco, down nearly 2 percent at 0732 GMT, weighed on the market after the UK group's Canadian subsidiary and two other tobacco...

  • DETROIT, June 2- Ford Motor Co said it will produce nearly 40,000 additional vehicles by reducing summer shutdowns at its North American plants to one week from two. The plants affected include one each in Chicago; Dearborn, Michigan; Kansas City, Missouri; two in Louisville, Kentucky; and one in Oakville, Ontario. Ford said in December that it planned to replace the...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 1- Global Grain Group, which is taking control of grain handler CWB, has agreed to acquire a long-term lease at Port Metro Vancouver, paving the way for the first new grain terminal in nearly 50 years at Canada's busiest port, according to a source familiar with the matter. The high-efficiency grain terminal would cost roughly C $500 million...

  • Judge awards billions to Quebec smokers Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 10:48 PM ET

    MONTREAL— A judge has awarded more than $15 billion Canadian to Quebec smokers in a case that pitted them against three giant tobacco companies. JTI-Macdonald, Imperial Tobacco and Rothmans, Benson& Hedges said they will appeal. The Quebec case marked the first time tobacco companies had gone to trial in a civil lawsuit in Canada and involved two separate groups...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 1- Firefighters made progress battling wildfires in northern Alberta on Monday that have shut in 10 percent of total oil sands production, and workers began returning to some sites to assess damage. The Western Canadian province of Alberta is the major source of U.S. oil imports. The wildfire hazard in the Lac la Biche region, where Cenovus...

  • OTTAWA, June 1- Three tobacco companies said on Monday they would appeal a Canadian court ruling that awarded more than C $15 billion in damages to Quebec smokers in two related class action cases. Imperial Tobacco Canada, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco PLC, JTI-Macdonald Corp, part of Japan Tobacco Inc Group and Rothmans, Benson& Hedges Inc- a subsidiary...