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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept 18- A string of missteps at a $10 billion Angolan liquefied natural gas venture has hurt Chevron Corp's reputation as a top-notch operator of profitable energy projects around the world.

  • Maine oil train protester trial ends in hung jury Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:42 AM ET

    AUBURN, Maine— The trial of a second defendant charged with trespassing for sitting on the tracks to block a train carrying crude oil through Maine has ended in a hung jury.

  • High turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:03 AM ET

    EDINBURGH, Scotland— From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment— and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath— after voters turned out in huge numbers for an independence referendum that could end Scotland's 307- year union with England.

  • VANCOUVER, Sept 17- The Supreme Court of British Columbia has rejected a local municipality's bid for a temporary injunction to stop survey work for an oil pipeline expansion project proposed by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Sept 30 Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    DALLAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher moderates panel, "Perspectives on the Fed's Role in International Crises" before a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas- 2100 GMT.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 17- The Canadian government will fine Canadian National Railway Co for failing to meet minimum weekly grain volumes under an official order demanding railways ramp up grain shipments or face penalties, a spokeswoman for Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Wednesday.

  • State: Dozens of pot-shop applications in jeopardy Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Washington state is warning dozens of people who applied to run legal marijuana shops that their chance of getting a license is in jeopardy. The Liquor Control Board on Wednesday began sending letters to 56 businesses around the state, giving them 60 days to schedule an interview with a licensing inspector.

  • VANCOUVER, Sept 17- Workers at a FedEx Corp warehouse in western Canada have successfully unionized, the first employees besides pilots at the package delivery company to organize in North America, a local Teamsters union said on Wednesday.

  • It opened its first flagship store in New York City's chic Soho neighborhood in 2006. With the addition this week of a new location in Wayne, New Jersey, the company- owned by the world's fourth-largest fashion retailer, Fast Retailing Co- now operates 26 U.S. stores.