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  • Péladeau, known as PKP, is the controlling shareholder and former chief executive of Quebec's largest media company, Quebecor Inc.. He has been criticized in Canadian media for his reputed temper and generated controversy during the race when he warned that new arrivals, who generally vote in favor of Quebec remaining in Canada, were harming the province's...

  • Aurinia reports 1Q loss Friday, 15 May 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    VICTORIA BC, British Columbia _ Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $8.6 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Victoria Bc, British Columbia- based company said it had a loss of 27 cents. Keywords: Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Earnings Report.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras late Friday said his country's left-wing government is "very close" to reaching a vital deal with bailout lenders, but insisted there was "no possibility" of giving in to key demands including further cuts to pensions and wages. Eurozone creditors and the International Monetary Fund argue that Athens'...

  • TREASURIES-Yields drop as economic growth slows Friday, 15 May 2015 | 2:45 PM ET

    *Cooling economic data pushes back Fed rate hike expectations. NEW YORK, May 15- U.S. "The market is getting more concerned that the economy weakened through the first quarter into the second quarter, and that pushes the Fed back further and further and people get more comfortable jumping back into Treasuries here," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading...

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell for a fifth straight month in April due in part to a further decline in oil and gas drilling, suggesting that the economy is growing at only a modest pace in the second quarter. The economy's struggle to pick up steam after a dismal first quarter was underscored by other data on Friday showing a drop in...

  • WINNIPEG, May 15- Canada, under fire for its environmental record, pledged on Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 but gave few details of what Ottawa acknowledged was an ambitious plan. "We will continue to reduce Canada's emissions while protecting the economy," she told a news conference in Winnipeg.

  • Canada plans to cut emissions by 30 percent by 2030 Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:26 PM ET

    TORONTO— Canada announced Friday it plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 amid international efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate change. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government said it formally submitted its target to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- A U.S. appeals court on Friday agreed with Lululemon Athletica Inc that a lawsuit accusing the retailer of defrauding shareholders by failing to reveal defects that caused yoga pants to become see-through was properly dismissed. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said shareholders led by the Louisiana Sheriffs' Pension& Relief...

  • *Cooling economic data pushes back Fed rate hike expectations. NEW YORK, May 15- Treasury yields fell on Friday as data pointed to slowing economic growth, raising expectations that the Federal Reserve will need to wait longer to raise interest rates. "The market is getting more concerned that the economy weakened through the first quarter into the second...

  • B2Gold misses 1Q profit forecasts Friday, 15 May 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ B2Gold Corp. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $6.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had profit of less than 1 cent on a per-share basis. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of...

  • Seabridge Gold reports 1Q loss Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:21 PM ET

    TORONTO _ Seabridge Gold Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.1 million in its first quarter. Seabridge Gold shares have declined 18 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Seabridge Gold, Earnings Report.

  • VANCOUVER, May 14- The bar is "extremely high" for changing the Bank of Canada's inflation target when it comes up for renewal next year, bank Deputy Governor Lynn Patterson said on Thursday. The bank, which reviews the target every five years, said last year it was researching whether to raise the target above the current 2 percent given the difficulties of setting...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 14- Richardson International, one of Canada's largest grain handlers, is seeking expansion in the United States through acquisitions worth C $100 million to as much as C $2 billion, its chief executive said on Thursday. Richardson, which now owns two U.S. mills, is interested in Andersons Inc and private companies Bartlett and Scoular, as...

  • Quebec's tax agency raids Uber's Montreal office Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:16 PM ET

    MONTREAL, May 14- The tax authorities in the Canadian province of Quebec raided the Montreal offices of ride-hailing company Uber on Thursday in an investigation of possible tax-related infractions, the latest in a series of challenges to the pioneering online taxi firm. Revenu Québec had two search warrants obtained under the Tax Administration Act, the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Francisco Oller Elementary School once bustled with kids, but now birds nest in classrooms strewn with leaves and glass from shattered fluorescent lights. The trend "speaks volumes about how we're losing population, about how we're not being efficient in building the island's future, about how we're losing opportunities to create...

  • MONTREAL/ TORONTO, May 14- Bombardier Inc said Thursday it plans to cut 1,750 jobs in its business-jet division, about 15 percent of jobs in that unit, due to weaker demand, in the latest setback for the Canadian train and aircraft maker. "Economic conditions and geopolitical issues in some market regions, such as Latin America, China and Russia, have impacted order...

  • Just Energy reports 4Q loss Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario _ Just Energy Group Inc. on Thursday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $52.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Mississauga, Ontario- based company said it had a loss of 37 cents. Just Energy shares have increased 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Just Energy Group reports 4Q loss Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 9:03 AM ET

    Mississauga, Ontario _ Just Energy Group Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $50.2 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Mississauga, Ontario- based company said it had a loss of 36 cents. Just Energy Group shares have increased nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Stantec misses 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:22 AM ET

    Edmonton, Alberta _ Stantec Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $30 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Stantec shares have risen slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • UPDATE 1-Bombardier business jet unit to cut 1,750 jobs Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:11 AM ET

    TORONTO, May 14- Bombardier Inc, the Canadian train and aircraft maker, said on Thursday it plans to cut 1,750 jobs in its business jet division, mainly due to weaker demand for its Global business jets. "Current economic conditions and geopolitical issues in some market regions, such as Latin America, China and Russia, have impacted order intake levels...