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  • TORONTO, April 16- Canada's political elite and hundreds of well-wishers paid final respects to former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty at a state funeral on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper depicting Flaherty as a man who put his own needs aside in the service of his country.

  • ANALYSIS-Lululemon's status as yogawear's top dog at risk Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 16- Still hurting from last year's see-through yoga pants debacle, Lululemon Athletica Inc is about to face a new headache: stepped up competition from rival yoga retailers, department stores and hot new brands.

  • Canadian charged in 'Heartbleed' attack on tax agency Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    OTTAWA, April 16- Canadian police have arrested a 19- year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from a government website, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on Wednesday.

  • *Rates on hold at 1 percent since September 2010. OTTAWA, April 16- Canadian central bank chief Stephen Poloz said on Wednesday an interest rate cut is still a possibility even though the bank forecasts inflation will pick up speed this year and approach its 2 percent target.

  • April 16- The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario.

  • Johnson Controls buying air distribution business Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Johnson Controls, which makes both automotive and building systems, said Wednesday that it's buying Air Distribution Technologies from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $1.6 billion.

  • LONDON, April 16- When U.S. firm ConocoPhillips spun off its refining assets in 2011 to focus on more profitable oil production, it seemed only a matter of time before one of the oil majors followed suit. Europe's oil refining guru, Marcel van Poecke, believes the move will be repeated one day. They say:' We can buy BP for upstream and Valero for downstream.

  • *Rates on hold at 1 percent since September 2010.

  • April 16- The world economy can expect steady growth at best over the coming year, but any rapid slowdown in China as it tries to rebalance its economy could upset the still-unsteady progress, Reuters polls showed.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- The dollar edged lower against the euro for the first time in four trading sessions on Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments, but rose against the yen on signs of future buying of Tokyo stocks by Japan's state pension fund.

  • April 16- Canadian grocer Metro Inc posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as a reorganization of its Ontario operations boosted sales and the company raised its dividend.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 29 Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the Japan Trust Banks Association- 0615 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Slovenia Finance Minister Uros Cufer speaks at a business conference on the European and Slovenian banking sector- 0700 GMT.

  • Montreal mayor looks to NYC for anti-graft advice Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Montreal's mayor sought to convince Manhattan business leaders Tuesday that his administration is moving past the corruption scandals that brought down his two predecessors and have become the "elephant in the room" when trying to lure investment to Canada's second largest city.

  • Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway.

  • BlackBerry buys minority stake in healthcare IT firm Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Waterloo, Ontario- based BlackBerry, a pioneer in the smartphone industry, has fallen on hard times as its market share has waned in recent years.

  • Deadline set for claims against bankrupt railroad Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:43 AM ET

    Bankruptcy judges in the U.S. and Canada have agreed on a June 13 deadline for claims that relate to fiery disaster in which 47 people were killed in Lac Megantic, Quebec. A U.S. bankruptcy judge in Maine also has granted a moratorium on further asset-liquidation plans in the case.

  • SYDNEY, April 15- Rio Tinto's iron ore shipments fell 8 percent in the first-quarter from the previous quarter due to weather-related disruptions in Australia and Canada, but the miner said it was on track to meet its full-year target.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 28 Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke visits India. CANBERRA, Australia- RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle speaks to the Economic Society of Australia in Canberra- 0230 GMT. DUBLIN- Irish financial regulator Cyril Roux speaks at conference on' The Future of Prudential Regulation'- 0900 GMT.

  • VANCOUVER/ CALGARY, April 14- Opponents of Canada's Northern Gateway pipeline, bolstered by a coastal town's vote against the project, said on Monday they will now push harder for a provincial referendum they hope would kill Enbridge Inc's plan to move oil sands crude to Asian markets.

  • Canada suspends funding over Sri Lanka Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    OTTAWA, Ontario— Canada is suspending $20 million in funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka because of human rights concerns.

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