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  • VANCOUVER, Nov 21- The Canadian government will decide before Dec. 25 on whether to approve the takeover by U.S.-based Burger King Worldwide Inc of Canada's iconic coffee-and-donut Tim Hortons Inc, Industry Minister James Moore said on Friday. In August, Burger King agreed to buy Tim Hortons in a transaction which would create the world's third-largest...

  • Desaulniers named AP's New England media director Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    BOSTON— Dwayne Desaulniers, a former business and technology director for The Associated Press, has been named the news cooperative's director of local media for New England. "Dwayne brings a great mix of news, technology and entrepreneurial experience to our New England market, as well as an in-depth understanding of AP services and our mission to inform the...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 21- Canada's annual inflation rate jumped last month as prices for shelter and food rose, putting pressure on the Bank of Canada's stance that interest rates will remain low for some time. The Bank of Canada has shrugged off recent firmer inflation, saying the strength is likely temporary. "With this unexpected pressure on the inflation side, it raises...

  • Dutch move 122 tons of gold out of US Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— The Dutch Central Bank says it has recently shipped 122.5 tons of gold worth around 4 billion euros from safekeeping in New York back to its headquarters in Amsterdam. In a statement Friday morning the bank said that its 612.5- ton national gold reserve is now divided 31 percent in Amsterdam, 31 percent in New York, 20 percent in Ottawa, Canada and 18...

  • Quebec's ambitious Plan Nord mineral project goes south Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:54 PM ET

    MONTREAL/ VANCOUVER, Nov 20- A plan by the Canadian province of Quebec to spend billions to develop the mineral riches of its northern region has been dealt a crippling blow by the pending closure of a major mine as iron ore prices sink and China's interest wanes. But Plan Nord took a big hit on Wednesday, when Cliffs Natural Resources said it is closing its Bloom Lake...

  • VANCOUVER, Nov 20- Canadian police said on Thursday they arrested environmental protesters who have been blocking work at two Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP sites in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby, three days after a court injunction for their removal came into effect. Kinder Morgan, which hopes to triple the size of its 300,000- barrel-per-day Trans...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 20- TransCanada Corp's plans for a pipeline to ship Alberta oil to Canada's East Coast face a new hurdle after Quebec said this week the project must meet seven conditions before it will be allowed to proceed through the province. Quebec's demands for the C $12 billion project, known as Energy East, follow a failed vote in the U.S. Senate aimed at...

  • Nov 20- Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it may buy back up to $2 billion worth of securities, replacing a previous $1.5 billion program under which it bought back no securities. The announcement comes a few days after acquisition-hungry Valeant's $54 billion offer to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc was trumped by Actavis Plc's $66...

  • Casinos push back on Massachusetts gambling limits Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    BOSTON— In a rarely used tactic meant to address gambling addiction, Massachusetts may require casinos to reward their customers for voluntarily setting limits on how much time and money they spend at slot machines under a proposal being considered by state gambling regulators. But the state's recently licensed casino companies— Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts...

  • BOSTON, Nov 20- Irving Oil has told regulators that recent air quality testing it commissioned around its oil-by-rail terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada's largest such facility, shows no cause for public health concern. All the pollutants measured in the study "were found to be below available regulatory objective limits," Irving said in a summary...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 20- TransCanada Corp's plans for a C $12 billion pipeline to. Quebec's demands for the project, which TransCanada calls Energy East, come just days after a failed vote in the U.S. Senate aimed at forcing presidential approval of TransCanada's controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would move crude from the Alberta oil sands to the U.S. Gulf...

  • Nov 19- U.S.-based Cliffs Natural Resources may seek creditor protection in Canada to insulate itself from closure costs and liabilities at its Canadian operations, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Lourenco Goncalves, who took the helm at Cliffs in August, told Reuters a filing in Canada to protect it from liabilities related to its Canadian operations...

  • Brookfield halts plan to buy Atlantic City's Revel Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:09 PM ET
    The Revel Casino in Atlantic City on July 30, 2014.

    Brookfield is abandoning its plan to buy the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

  • VANCOUVER, Nov 19- TransCanada Corp is in talks to get into the crude-by-rail business and will probably do so even if its long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline gets its U.S. permits next year, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Girling added that with Canadian and U.S. oil production rapidly expanding, TransCanada expects rail will be a larger part of the...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 19- U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co is frustrated by Canada's decision to extend the life of its aging fleet of fighter jets, a move that will delay a decision on buying replacements, a company official said on Wednesday. The comments were a rare public expression of unhappiness by Boeing about the way Canada is conducting the process to buy new fighters.

  • Nov 19- Miner Cliffs Natural Resources Inc may file for creditor protection in Canada to insulate itself from closure costs and liabilities at its Canadian operations, analysts said. On Wednesday, Cliffs said it might have to close its Bloom Lake iron ore mine in Quebec at a cost of up to $700 million as it struggles to find funds to expand the project.

  • *May close Bloom Lake mine in Quebec. Nov 19- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc said it may have to close its Bloom Lake iron ore mine in Quebec at a cost of $600 million to $700 million as it struggles to find investment to expand the project. Analysts said the cost of shutting down Bloom Lake, which Cliffs expects to recognize over five years, was a major concern for...

  • *Uralkali suspends work at mine after water flows in. *Uralkali is key market player, part-owned by Putin ally. MOSCOW/ YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Nov 19- Shares in Russia's Uralkali, the world's top potash producer, fell sharply for a second day on Wednesday after a mine accident that could reduce global supplies and push up prices of the crop nutrient worldwide.

  • *Oplink jumps, to be bought by Koch Industries' subsidiary. *Lowe's, Target shares rise after results. *Cliffs Natural Resources shares slide.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St to dip at open, Fed minutes eyed Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    *Oplink jumps, to be bought by Koch Industries' subsidiary. *Cliffs Natural Resources shares slide. NEW YORK, Nov 19- U.S. stocks were set to open slightly lower on Wednesday following record closing highs for both the Dow and S&P 500 and ahead of minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve policy meeting.