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  • Feds: Pipe tear caused 2009 oil refinery blast Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— A 2009 explosion at a northern Utah oil refinery that knocked a neighboring home off its foundation and singed dozens of others began with a corroded pipe that went years without proper inspection, federal investigators say.

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 10- Goldcorp Inc raised its hostile takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp on Thursday, squeaking above a white knight bid by Yamana Gold Inc and heightening a bidding war that has helped inject life into a depressed gold mining sector.

  • OTTAWA/ TORONTO, April 10- Jim Flaherty, who died on Thursday less than a month after stepping down from his post as Canada's finance minister, was a straight talker who shepherded the country's economy through a global financial crisis, and quit shortly after laying out a plan to reach his goal of balancing the government's budget.

  • Former Canada Finance Minister Flaherty dies Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:27 PM ET
    Jim Flaherty, former Canadian Finance Minister.

    Former Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, 64, died on Thursday, just weeks after stepping down following eight years in his post.

  • OTTAWA, April 10- Former Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, 64, died on Thursday, just weeks after stepping down following eight years in his post. The House of Commons suspended its session until Friday after the government confirmed Flaherty's death, spokeswoman Heather Bradley said.

  • Longtime Canadian finance minister dies Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    TORONTO— Former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, a fixture on the world financial stage who stepped down just three weeks ago, has died. The House of Commons in Ottawa abruptly suspended business as word of his death circulated and the finance ministers of the G-20 paid tribute to Flaherty at the start of their meetings in Washington on Thursday.

  • TORONTO— Family of longtime Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says he has died.

  • Oil-by-rail terminal proposed for Washington state Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    SEATTLE— U.S. Development Group is seeking permits to build an oil terminal on the Washington coast that could handle about 45,000 barrels of crude oil a day. The $80 million proposal at the Port of Grays Harbor is one of several in Washington that together would bring millions of barrels of oil by train from the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana.

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 10- Goldcorp Inc raised its hostile takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp on Thursday, squeaking above a white knight bid by Yamana Gold Inc and heightening a bidding war that has helped inject life into a depressed gold mining sector.

  • Dems to Obama: Get off the dime on Keystone! Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    President Barack Obama at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    Eleven Democratic senators urged Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone.

  • TORONTO, April 10- Goldcorp Inc hiked its hostile takeover offer for smaller Canadian gold miner Osisko Mining Corp to about C $3.6 billion on Thursday as it sought to top a complex white knight bid from Yamana Gold Inc..

  • Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.

  • April 10- Goldcorp Inc, the world's second-biggest gold miner by market value, raised its offer to buy fellow Canadian miner Osisko Mining Corp to about C $3.6 billion, trumping a bid from Yamana Gold Inc..

  • Goldcorp raises buyout offer for Osisko to C$3.6 bln Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    April 10- Goldcorp Inc, the world's second-biggest gold miner by market value, said on Thursday that it raised its offer to buy Osisko Mining Corp to about C $3.6 billion.

  • OTTAWA, April 9- Canada believes that strengthening the global recovery is a key way to deal with risk of too low inflation in Europe and elsewhere, a senior government finance official said on Wednesday ahead of G20 meetings in Washington.

  • April 9- Hearst TV said on Wednesday it signed an agreement with Dish Network Corp ending a blackout that affected Dish subscribers who could not see programs from ABC, NBC and CBS broadcast affiliate stations in 25 markets. "We appreciate the support and patience of our viewers, advertisers and local communities served by our stations," Hearst said in a statement.

  • Chocolat Frey acquires majority of NY's SweetWorks Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    BUFFALO, New York— A Swiss chocolate maker has acquired a majority of New York- based candy company SweetWorks, Inc.. SweetWorks, headquartered in Buffalo, says Wednesday that it will continue to operate as an independent group and its production facilities and staff in Buffalo and Toronto will remain in place.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1430 GMT / 10.30 AM ET Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    Confectionary company Mars Inc said it would buy Procter& Gamble Co's pet food brands IAMS, Eukanuba and Natura in the United States and Latin America for $2.9 billion to beef up its pet food business. LONDON/ ATHENS- Bailed-out Greece is set to end its four-year exile from bond markets on Thursday with a five-year debt issue, three sources say.

  • Feds say oil trains should have two-man crews Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    The Federal Railroad Administration had asked a freight rail industry advisory committee to make recommendations on whether two-man crews should be required, but the industry officials were unable to reach a consensus after working on the issue for months. The crew proposal was prompted by an accident last July in the town of Lac-Megantic in Quebec, Canada.

  • 4 people stabbed at Canada office building Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    TORONTO— An employee of a human resources company stabbed his superiors while being fired at a Toronto office building, police said Wednesday. Chuang Li, 47, faces three counts of attempted murder and four counts of aggravated assault with a knife.

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