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  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- California carbon futures were largely unchanged this week as traders awaited details of Ontario's expected announcement that it will join North America's largest carbon market, a move that could increase its size by 30 percent. California carbon prices did not get an immediate boost from the Ontario news because it is not yet clear...

  • OTTAWA/ MONTREAL, April 10- Ontario will announce on Monday that it will join an emerging North American carbon market, CBC news reported on Friday, as Canadian provincial leaders prepared to meet at a summit next week on climate change. Quebec launched a cap-and-trade carbon market with California in 2014. Such markets require industrial facilities to...

  • VANCOUVER, April 10- British Columbian officials on Friday criticized the Canadian government's response to an oil spill in the waters around Vancouver, calling into question plans for new crude oil export pipelines in the Pacific Coast province. They said the federal agency failed to notify the cities of Vancouver and West Vancouver until early Thursday,...

  • QUEBEC ECONOMY MINISTER SAYS BOMBARDIER'S CONTROLLING FAMILY HAS RULED OUT FULL SALE OF TRANSPORT UNIT.

  • QUEBEC ECON MINISTER: BOMBARDIER'S CONTROLLING SHAREHOLDER HAS TAKEN NOTE OF GLOBAL CONSOLIDATION TREND.

  • QUEBEC ECONOMY MINISTER SAYS ANY IPO OF BOMBARDIER TRANSPORT UNIT WON'T LEAD TO JOB LOSSES IN QUEBEC.

  • MONTREAL, April 10- Quebec's economy minister said on Friday he had been assured by Bombardier Inc's controlling family that the company would not sell its transportation division in its entirety and that other options were on the table. Jacques Daoust said he spoke to Bombardier Chairman Pierre Beaudoin after Reuters reported that the Montreal- based...

  • Go east, young man! Port strike's clear winner Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 4:11 PM ET
    The NYK Joanna container ship sits docked at the Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami-Dade County in Miami, Florida.

    While West Coast ports' labor strikes wreaked economic havoc, East Coast ports have emerged as the clear winner.

  • TORONTO, April 10- Technology companies pose a competitive threat to established lenders, the head of Royal Bank of Canada said on Friday, adding he was keen to work with start-ups to improve the company's mobile offerings. RBC Chief Executive David McKay said he was positioning Canada's largest bank to compete with technology firms that have expanded into the...

  • Shedding GE Capital could benefit GE's valuation Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 1:54 PM ET

    April 10- General Electric Co's move on Friday to shed most of its GE Capital unit over the next few years could finally reward the patience of shareholders who have endured years of holding a market laggard. "Essentially, GE has been treated like a bank by investors," said Charles Sizemore, chief investment officer of Sizemore Capital Management in Dallas.

  • CULIACAN, Mexico— The head of the mining company robbed of $8.5 million in gold in Mexico made the rare revelation in a television interview that his company has a "good relationship" with area drug traffickers. Rob McEwen, president and chairman of Canada- based McEwen Mining Inc., said in an interview Thursday with Canada's Business News Network that company...

  • TORONTO, April 10- Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that shareholders vote against Barrick Gold Corp's executive pay plan, the second influential advisor to find fault with the company's compensation scheme. A 36 percent jump in Executive Chairman John Thornton's compensation, to $12.9 million in 2014 from $9.5...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— A deadly bird flu strain was confirmed Friday at one North Dakota turkey farm and at four more in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected across the Midwest to 20 and the toll to almost 1.1 million birds since the outbreak was first confirmed in early March. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the new cases in Minnesota of the highly...

  • OTTAWA, April 10- The Canadian economy unexpectedly added 28,700 jobs last month due to a surge in part-time positions, an increase that reinforced expectations that the central bank will not move to cut interest rates further next week to stimulate growth. "It was a mixed bag overall, which, frankly, given some of the challenges the Canadian economy has faced at...

  • LONDON, April 10- Bombardier is exploring ways to raise money from its transportation unit, potentially worth up to $5 billion, as the Canadian group grapples with huge cost overruns in its aircraft business, six sources familiar with the matter said. A merger with another sector peer such as Germany's Siemens or France's Alstom could also be considered, one of...

  • Cramer Remix: This stock may be ready to break out Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:04 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer turns your attention to a social star that may be ready to roar.

  • TORONTO, April 9- Influential proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis is recommending that shareholders vote against Barrick Gold Corp's executive compensation plan, while flagging "serious concerns" with the executive chairman's pay. Toronto- based Barrick introduced a new compensation program last year after a shareholder outcry in 2013, but it still resulted...

  • TORONTO, April 9- The president of the media unit of BCE Inc, Canada's biggest communications company, parted ways with the company on Thursday with immediate effect, two weeks after he apologized for interfering in news coverage. In a statement, BCE Chief Executive George Cope made clear that the departure of Bell Media president Kevin Crull was related to...

  • OTTAWA, April 9- Bank of Nova Scotia expects strong growth this year in the Pacific Alliance markets of Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia, and could make acquisitions to bolster its position there, a top executive said on Thursday. McGuckin said Scotiabank, the most international of Canada's big banks, is seeing particular strength in Mexico, with a pickup in the U.S....

  • INTERVIEW-BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA CFO SAYS LENDER OPEN TO ACQUISITIONS IN PACIFIC ALLIANCE MARKETS.