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  • Rio Tinto Says Alcan Bid Talk is Speculation Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 4:46 AM ET

    Rio Tinto, the world's second-largest mining group, dismissed talk that it was lining up a bid for Canadian aluminum maker Alcan as speculation, but did not todeny the rumor outright.

  • RIM Co-CEO to Buy Nashville Predators: Reports Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 7:34 AM ET

    Research In Motion co-chief executive Jim Balsillie will buy the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators, according to several published reports.

  • Norilsk Raises Offer for LionOre to $6.26 Billion Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 3:11 AM ET

    Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel has aised its offer for Canadian miner LionOre to C$27.50 ($25.30) a share, valuing the company at approximately C$6.8 billion ($6.26 billion), Norilsk said on Wednesday.

  • The best way to ride the rally? Play the global marketplace, said two portfolio managers on “Closing Bell.” Christopher Smart, director of international investments at Pioneer Investments, said emerging markets show strong demographic trends. He’s eyeing South Africa, for example. ... But Donald Coxe, a global portfolio strategist at BMO Financial Group, urges investors to exercise caution. He thinks Canadian and Australian markets are the wisest choices, especially in the mining sector: “You don’t have the kinds of risk you have in Russia.”

  • Spare Any Change? Canada Unveils C$1 Million Coin Friday, 4 May 2007 | 3:40 PM ET

    The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a welcome addition to any piggy bank on Thursday -- a monster gold coin with a face value of C$1 million (US$903,000) that it says is the world's biggest, purest and highest denomination coin.

  • The head of the Canadian Auto Workers says he will try to thwart billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's bid for Chrysler, fearing Kerkorian will cost thousands of workers their jobs.

  • Xstrata Makes $4 Billion Cash Bid for LionOre Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 5:40 AM ET

    Mining company Xstrata said Monday it has made a 4.6 billion Canadian dollar ($4 billion; 3 billion euros) takeover bid for Canada's LionOre Mining International.

  • Best Buy plans to open about 130 stores in the United States, Canada and China during its fiscal year beginning March 4, the company said today.

  • Power Corp. to Buy Marsh & McLennan's Putnam Friday, 29 Dec 2006 | 4:51 AM ET

    Marsh & McLennan agreed in principle to sell Putnam Investments to Power Corp. of Canada for $3.9 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.