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  • The city of 25,000, known for its scenic lighthouses and sweeping views of the island-speckled waters of Casco Bay, is also the east coast's second largest oil port, located at the southern terminus of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline, which currently flows north to Canada.

  • Lawsuit expected after vote to ban tar sands oil Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine— With a potential lawsuit targeting a decision to ban tar sands oil in South Portland, the governor's energy chief said Tuesday that he hopes the state can eventually have a conversation about managing the flow of petroleum products rather than having it decided locally.

  • Plans to rebuild Haiti capital displace families Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— The broad avenues in the Haitian government's promotional material are clean and unbroken, dotted with palm trees, parks and manicured expanses of grass.

  • TORONTO, July 21- Worried they may be given the cold shoulder by an imperious leadership, shareholders of Barrick Gold Corp, the world's biggest gold miner, are taking a "show me" approach to the company's latest management shakeup.

  • TORONTO, July 21- Canadian National Railway Co, the country's largest rail operator, reported a big spike in profit on Monday as it moved record volumes of goods and made a swift recovery from last quarter's brutal winter weather.

  • TORONTO, July 21- Worried they are being given the cold shoulder by an imperious leadership, shareholders of Barrick Gold Corp, the world's biggest gold miner, are taking a "show me" approach to the company's latest management shakeup.

  • TORONTO, July 21- Canadian National Railway Co, the country's largest rail operator, reported a big jump in profit on Monday and bolstered its 2014 financial outlook, reflecting a swift recovery from last quarter's tough winter weather.

  • New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    Developers of the program say New Orleans is the first U.S. city to participate in a large-scale recycling effort launched in Canada last year. Trenton, New Jersey- based recycling company TerraCycle Inc. developed the program in 2012. The first citywide receptacles were placed in Vancouver, British Columbia, in November 2013.

  • *U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on Ukraine resolution. DONETSK, Ukraine, July 21- A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the leader of pro-Russian separatists controlling the area.

  • Former Sino-Forest CFO settles fraud case Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    TORONTO— The former chief financial officer of Sino-Forest Corp. has agreed to pay $6.3 million and testify against other former executives of the China- based forestry company which collapsed under allegations of massive fraud. Most of the money, $5.6 million, will be paid to settle class action suits in Ontario and the U.S. brought by investors in Sino-Forest.

  • DONETSK, Ukraine, July 21- A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the leader of pro-Russian separatists controlling the area.

  • BlackBerry appoints new chief operating officer Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    WATERLOO, Ontario— BlackBerry has appointed Marty Beard, the former chief executive of LiveOps, Inc. as its new chief operating officer. Beard starts immediately and will be responsible for such things as marketing, BlackBerry 10 app development and customer care and quality.

  • Canada to impose more sanctions against Russia Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    TORONTO— Canada says it is planning to issue further economic sanctions over sectors of the Russian economy due to Russia's continuing military actions against Ukraine.

  • Canadian firm buying Pennsylvania's PBS Coals Inc. Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Corsa Coal Corp. of Toronto plans to merge PBS with its Wilson Creek Energy, based in Somerset.

  • July 21- Allergan Inc, which is fighting off a hostile bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, said on Monday that it would cut 13 percent of its global workforce as part of a restructuring meant to boost profits over the next six years.

  • Allergan to cut 1,500 employees in restructuring Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce as part of a push to become more efficient while it fights a hostile takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Allergan Inc. has rejected several takeover attempts from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and activist investor Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management.

  • VANCOUVER, Washington, July 21- California's chance to keep a lid on some of the nation's highest gas prices and join in the spoils of a domestic oil production boom is threatened by quickly growing opposition to a rail terminal in Washington state.

  • HOUSTON, July 21- California refiners remain far behind peers elsewhere in the country in replacing expensive imports with cheaper North American crudes from a new production boom. More than half of the 1.7 million barrels of crude processed by California refineries each day is imported, largely from Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, Iraq and Colombia.

  • NY building shows how mod design stacks up as cool Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital.

  • "The science is clear that mining the Pebble deposit would cause irreversible damage to one of the world's last intact salmon ecosystems," said Dennis McLerran, regional administrator for the EPA, in a statement.