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  • TORONTO, March 4- The oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta will spend its C $6 billion contingency fund in six months and risk its credit rating unless it moves quickly to shore up its finances, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice said in an interview with the Globe and Mail newspaper. Alberta is the only Canadian province without a sales tax. Dropping oil prices have...

  • LONDON— The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and Brussels through a tunnel under the English Channel, for 757 million pounds, a move that's prompted accusations that it is selling the family silver. The Treasury said Wednesday that a group of international investors,...

  • TORONTO, March 4- When the world's miners head for Toronto each year to attend their industry's annual conference, they arrive with certain expectations. But this year's gathering of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada is a more subdued affair, with lavish spreads and grand lodgings increasingly giving way to cheese platters and Airbnb...

  • Pretium Resources reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:54 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Pretium Resources Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.7 million in its fourth quarter. Pretium Resources shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Pretium Resources, Earnings Report.

  • Aptose Biosciences reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    TORONTO _ Aptose Biosciences Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $3.6 million in its fourth quarter. Aptose Biosciences shares have declined roughly 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Aptose Biosciences, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, March 3- The dollar touched an 11- year high against a composite of major currencies on Tuesday but gave up those gains ahead of major U.S. economic reports and the coming European Central Bank meeting later this week. The U.S. dollar index of a half dozen currencies traded against the greenback was last off 0.06 percent at 95.407 after peaking at 95.570, a...

  • FOREX-Dollar eases after touching 11-year peak Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 3- The dollar softened on Tuesday after touching an 11- year high against an index of other major currencies as dealers awaited details of Europe's massive bond-buying program and a key U.S. jobs report. The dollar surrendered early gains against the euro on widening interest-rate differences and was last flat against Europe's shared currency...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A Los Angeles developer involved in numerous projects there has made an 11th hour bid to buy Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel. He is reviving the former Rialto Theater in South Pasadena, as well as the former Sears building in downtown Los Angeles. A bankruptcy court judge is to rule Wednesday on a proposed sale of Revel to Florida...

  • *Israel, Iran tight-lipped on decades-old arbitration. *Pressure in Israel to remove secrecy. But since the 1979 revolution that brought the ayatollahs to power, Iran has been demanding its share of revenues and assets that remained in Israel.

  • Bank of Nova Scotia misses Street 1Q forecasts Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    TORONTO— TORONTO— The Bank of Nova Scotia on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $1.3 billion. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.10 per share. Bank of Nova Scotia shares have climbed roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • March 3- Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada's No. 3 lender, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by higher provisions and a "softer" performance in its investment banking business. Provisions for credit losses jumped 30 percent to C $463 million in the first quarter ended Jan. 31. Net income rose to C $1.73 billion, or C $1.35 per share, in the first quarter,...

  • March 3- Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada's No. 3 lender, reported a marginal rise in first-quarter profit on Tuesday, led by its global banking& markets unit. The lender, known as Scotiabank, said net income rose to C $1.73 billion, or C $1.35 per share, in the quarter ended Jan. 31, from C $1.71 billion, or C $1.32 per share, a year earlier. Scotiabank raised its quarterly dividend...

  • BlackBerry unveils new mid-market Leap smartphone Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:32 AM ET

    BARCELONA/ TORONTO, March 3- BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-market smartphone on Tuesday dubbed the BlackBerry Leap that is set to replace the Z3 device launched a year ago, in a move to woo buyers in certain emerging markets where BlackBerry still has a fairly large client base. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company said the phone, unveiled at the Mobile World...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The Federal Communication Commission ruled last week that cities like Chattanooga may expand their municipal broadband service, but Tennessee officials who oppose the decision are lining up to block the move. Slatery was among several prominent Republicans who had urged the FCC not to override a state law blocking Chattanooga's electric...

  • SunOpta reports 4Q loss Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    BRAMPTON, Ontario _ SunOpta Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $1.9 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. SunOpta shares have declined slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TORONTO, March 2- Canadian entrepreneur and venture capitalist Roger Hardy said on Monday he is looking to take an online shoe retailing company public this year to tap investor appetite for e-commerce businesses. Hardy told Reuters by phone that he expects the company, which will be called Shoes.com Technologies Ltd, to record net revenue $250 million in...

  • DETROIT, March 2- General Motors Co wants to boost the U.S. market share for its GMC truck brand by two-thirds over the next decade by advertising more heavily and introducing new vehicles, a top executive said on Monday. To help with its goal to boost its share to 5 percent from about 3 percent now, it is almost doubling spending on the brand in that time frame,...

  • TORONTO, March 2- Canada's federal police will work under the same roof as Ontario's securities watchdog to bolster their fight against financial crime that has been widely criticized for its lack of success. Critics of Canada's efforts to fight financial crime have long argued the country is soft on white-collar criminals. The closer working arrangements...

  • TORONTO, March 2- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is unlikely to be involved in the consolidation of the North American industry in the short term, Chief Executive Hunter Harrison said on Monday. Canada's No. 2 railway, which also has operations in the United States, discussed a deal with CSX Corp last year but could not reach an agreement. But Norfolk Southern said in...

  • *Consumer spending falls 0.2 percent in January. WASHINGTON, March 2- U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January as households continued to cut back on purchases, opting to save much of the massive windfall from cheaper gasoline. All the gas savings are ending up at the bank rather than being spent, "Thomas Costerg, an economist at Standard...