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  • Jan 20- A former Toronto stockbroker failed to persuade a U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia to overturn his fraud conviction and 25- year prison sentence for causing more than $55 million of losses in an international stocks scam. A federal jury in February 2010 convicted Georgiou, now 45, of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy over trades in Avicena...

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline made good on its promise Tuesday to try to seize access to the Nebraska land it needs to finish the project— the first steps it's taken since the state's high court removed a major legal barrier. TransCanada employees said the company filed legal papers in nine Nebraska counties to invoke eminent domain...

  • *China Q4 growth 7.3 percent, beats forecasts. LONDON, Jan 20- Copper and other base metals rose on Tuesday after China reported its economy had not slowed as much as many had feared, and as investors began to reassess whether this year's steep losses were justified. China reported growth of 7.3 percent for 2014, just pipping forecasts of 7.2 percent growth.

  • MANNHEIM, Germany, Jan 20- German analyst and investor sentiment jumped in January for the third straight month, helped by low oil prices and a weaker euro, boosting hopes for a rebound in Europe's biggest economy after meagre growth in the second half of last year. Mannheim- based think tank ZEW reporting on Tuesday its monthly survey of economic sentiment...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 20- Canada's oil sands companies are perilously close to operating at a loss after six months of plunging crude prices, yet many say they have no plans to cut production at their vast projects in northern Alberta. On the contrary, Syncrude and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd are planning to boost production, in the expectation economies of...

  • VANCOUVER, Jan 19- The Canadian government signed an order on Monday blocking the United States from applying controversial "Buy America" purchasing rules on the demolition and reconstruction of a ferry terminal that is located on Canada's Pacific Coast but operated by Alaska's Department of Transportation. The state of Alaska has refused to waive the...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— The Canadian government has signed an order that would block the state of Alaska from updating a ferry terminal unless the two sides resolve an ongoing dispute over the use of U.S. steel in the project. The vast majority of construction funding for the project is expected to come from the Federal Highway Administration, which has "Buy America"...

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— The number of trains carrying at least a million gallons of crude oil across eastern Nebraska each week has more than tripled since the summer. BNSF said it is moving about a dozen oil trains through eastern Nebraska each week. Officials from BNSF and Nebraska are planning an emergency response exercise for first responders along the oil-train...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 30 Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks and speaks on " Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's CED Programs and Financial Literacy Programs" before the HOPE Global Forum- 1350 GMT. DUBLIN- The Central Bank of Ireland, Center for Economic Policy Research and International Monetary Fund are organizing a...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Jan 16- Target Corp was scrambling for ways to fix its failing Canadian expansion and considering closing just the weakest locations, but a pre-holiday visit to several stores by CEO Brian Cornell helped seal the decision for a full retreat. Cornell spent the weekend before Christmas making solo visits to stores in Ontario and Quebec, Canada's...

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline in Nebraska reignited a legal fight Friday that could delay the entire 1,179- mile project, filing two new lawsuits over its proposed route. The lawsuits came from seven landowners in Holt and York counties who have received written warning that pipeline developer TransCanada plans to file eminent...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 16- Gold rose to a four-month high on Friday and was set to increase 4.5 percent for the week, its biggest weekly gain since August 2013, as investors sought safety from volatility in wider markets after Switzerland unexpectedly abandoned a cap on the franc. Spot gold was up 1.3 percent at $1,277.16 an ounce at 2:27 p.m. EST, after touching a...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 16- Canada has picked Nova Scotia's Irving Shipbuilding Inc to build at least five Arctic patrol ships for the country's navy for C $2.3 billion and has increased the overall program's budget, government officials said on Friday. The total budget for building the ships, part of the government's efforts to exert Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic, has...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 16- The Canadian government has picked Irving Shipbuilding Inc, a Nova Scotia- based private company, to build Arctic patrol ships for C $2.3 billion, government officials said on Friday.

  • Firm's 15 trades for 2015 include inflation & more Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 9:32 AM ET

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch lists its 15 top trades for 2015, covering currencies, commodities, emerging markets and more.

  • Cramer Remix: My take on Target after Canada Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 7:11 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer shares his opinion on the big time retailer after its announced moved away from Canada.

  • Cramer: The dumbest move Target ever made Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    Customers arrive at a Target store in St. Albert, Alberta, January 15, 2015.

    Jim Cramer assessed Target's call to close stores in Canada. Could this mean it's time to buy buy buy, or go bye bye bye?

  • TORONTO/ MONTREAL, Jan 15- Target Corp's abrupt decision to withdraw from Canada is troubling news for many mall owners, as the most obvious potential buyer of property assets- Wal-Mart- is expected to cherry-pick from Target's 133 locations. Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's biggest retailer, already has stores near most Target locations, said Jim Danahy, chief...

  • Drop in oil catalyst for activism in Canada: Pro Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 4:16 PM ET
    A machine works at the Suncor Energy mine in this aerial photograph taken above the Athabasca oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta.

    Expect more shareholder activists to get involved in Canadian oil and gas companies, Maglan Capital's David Tawil told CNBC.

  • OTTAWA, Jan 15- Canada has postponed a summit with the leaders of the United States and Mexico, officials said on Thursday, amid persistent tensions over the construction of TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline and other issues. "It's my understanding that... has been postponed from early this year to later in the year," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in...