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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 26- Gold pared gains after hitting a 3-1/ 2- week high on Thursday, after a knee-jerk reaction to escalating tensions in the Middle East knocked stocks and drove investors into assets viewed as lower-risk, such as bullion and German bonds. Stock markets worldwide were knocked lower and oil prices jumped after Saudi Arabia and its allies...

  • TORONTO— Canada's transport minister issued an immediate order requiring two crew members to be in the flight deck at all times in the wake of news that a co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane into the French Alps. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Thursday that the government is also reviewing...

  • *Company sees Q1 EPS of $0.31- $0.33 vs analysts' $0.39 view. *It sees FY EPS of $1.85 to $1.90 vs analysts' $2.06 view. March 26- Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica forecast earnings and revenue below expectations on Thursday, but its shares rose after executives said the weak outlook was largely due to temporary West Coast port delays and currency...

  • *Company sees Q1 EPS of $0.31- $0.33 vs analysts' $0.39 view. *It sees FY EPS of $1.85 to $1.90 vs analysts' $2.06 view. March 26- Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica forecast earnings and revenue below analysts' expectations, saying it would spend more on innovation to drive sustainable growth.

  • Lake Shore Gold posts 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:24 AM ET

    TORONTO _ Lake Shore Gold Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $1.2 million in its fourth quarter. The Toronto- based company said it had a loss of less than 1 cent on a per-share basis. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 1 cent per share.

  • HONG KONG, March 26- China sent a strong message to the International Monetary Fund this week urging that the yuan be included in its special drawing rights basket, with top officials promising further reforms and striving for full convertibility this year. The yuan's possible inclusion in the basket, an international reserve asset, will greatly enhance...

  • Franco-Nevada meets 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 5:15 PM ET

    TORONTO _ Franco-Nevada Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 20 cents per share. Franco-Nevada shares have increased nearly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • OTTAWA, March 25- Three Canadian National Railway Co derailments in the same area in three weeks, two of them involving oil trains, cannot be explained away as a fluke of nature, Canada's transport minister said Wednesday, adding she is satisfied for now with steps CN has taken to prevent another accident. CN Rail oil trains came off the tracks and caught fire near...

  • OTTAWA, March 18- Canada's energy regulator is investigating up to a dozen new allegations of natural gas pipeline safety-code violations at TransCanada Corp, according to documents reviewed by Reuters. It marks the second time in recent years the regulator has probed safety practices at Canada's second-largest pipeline company following complaints by a...

  • OTTAWA, March 25- The Canadian government will not, for now, start telling railways where to ship farmers' grain but it will decide within days whether to extend its requirements on how much grain they must haul, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Wednesday. In an interview in her parliamentary office, Raitt said farmers and shippers have questioned whether the...

  • OTTAWA, March 25- Three Canadian National Railway Co derailments in the same area in three weeks are a significant problem and cannot be explained away as a fluke of nature, Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said in an interview on Wednesday. CN Rail oil trains came off the tracks and caught fire near the small northern Ontario town of Gogama on both Feb. 14 and...

  • Pickle butts and dog food: Chef Dan Barber shows off waste Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— What's for dinner? Those and two dozen other dishes using scraps and usually ignored bits comprise the menu at chef Dan Barber's WastEDny, a pop-up project at one of his Blue Hill restaurants intended to shed light on the many tragedies of food waste. The farm-to-table guru, a multiple James Beard Award winner and author of "The Third Plate: Field Notes on...

  • TORONTO, March 25- Canada's competition watchdog on Wednesday approved Postmedia's proposed takeover of Quebecor Inc's Sun Media English-language newspapers and digital assets, paving the way for one publisher to control a majority of the English-language dailies across Canada. The deal will bring some 175 newspapers and publications, including the...

  • TORONTO, March 25- Canada's competition watchdog on Wednesday approved Postmedia's proposed acquisition of Sun Media's English-language newspapers and digital assets, paving the way for Postmedia to control most of the major English-language dailies across Canada. The C $316 million deal announced in October is set to transform the country's newspaper...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- U.S. business investment spending plans fell for a sixth straight month in February, likely weighed down by a strong dollar and weak global demand, which could lead economists to further lower their first-quarter growth estimates. The Commerce Department's durable goods report on Wednesday was the latest data to suggest economic growth...

  • The wide-ranging bill would stop farmers in northwestern Ohio from spreading manure on frozen and rain-soaked fields. The measure would be the first passed in an effort to slow the spread of the algae since August, when a toxin contaminated the drinking water for more than 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan. Jim Zehringer, the...

  • OTTAWA, March 25- Senior engineers at Canada's energy regulator are under investigation by their professional association over their probe of alleged safety code violations at TransCanada Corp, Canada's second largest pipeline operator. The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta confirmed to Reuters it is investigating...

  • ALBERTA'S PRENTICE SAYS WILL ASK CITIZENS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COSTS OF HEALTH CARE.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 7 Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    HELSINKI- European Central Bank policy board member and Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen will brief the press on monetary policy and global economy- 0900 GMT. LONDON- European Central Bank policymaker Peter Praet takes part in panel discussion on "Global Economic Recovery- a Tale of Many Parts" at the International Financial Services Forum- 1025 GMT.

  • Canada's safety watchdog is probing two recent accidents involving CN Rail oil trains that came off the tracks and caught fire near the small northern Ontario town of Gogama. Vena said CN Rail has imposed speed restrictions on northern Ontario tracks until it understands the reason for the derailments. A runaway oil train leveled the center of the Quebec town...