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  • *Poloz says watching deflation risk but encouraged by improving outlook. WASHINGTON, April 11- Policymakers are closely watching the risk of deflation in several advanced economies but they are encouraged by signs of a continuing improvements in the economic outlook, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Friday.

  • State funeral for longtime Canada finance minister Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    TORONTO— Canada's prime minister has announced a state funeral for former longtime finance minister Jim Flaherty. He spent eight years in the role, the longest-serving finance minister among the Group of Seven leading industrial economies. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office said the funeral will take place Wednesday in Toronto.

  • TORONTO, April 11- The Ontario government said on Friday it is examining options to generate funds, including the possible sale of certain real estate assets and government-owned entities.

  • US geologists link small quakes to fracking Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 23 Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    TORONTO- Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa speaks at the Intercontinental Hotel in Toronto- 1600 GMT. WASHINGTON- German Finance Minister Schaeuble speaks at Center on Foreign Relations in Washington- 1715 GMT. WASHINGTON- 2014 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

  • OTTAWA, April 10- Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, 64, who steered Canada through the global financial crisis and then nearly eliminated the huge budget deficits he had run up in the process, died on Thursday just weeks after resigning.

  • 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.

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