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  • TORONTO, Feb 23- Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday as energy company stocks were boosted by gains in oil prices, while higher prices for bullion lifted shares of gold miners. The energy group climbed 1.3 percent, as oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel after U.S. data showed a surprise decline in inventories, suggesting a global glut may be ending after...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have said the multibillion-dollar pipeline threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, but President Donald Trump has quickly pushed for the completion of the pipeline since taking office last month. The pipeline will carry Bakken crude from North Dakota through the...

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ Enviva Partners LP on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $7.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Bethesda, Maryland- based company said it had a loss of 34 cents per share. Enviva Partners shares have increased 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Steven Mnuchin

    The Treasury is studying the possibility of issuing 50-year and 100-year bonds, taking advantage of current low rates.

  • MCLEAN, Va. _ Iridium Communications Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $24.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $108 million.

  • EL SEGUNDO, Calif. _ Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $8.8 million. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $11.9 million. Landmark Infrastructure shares have increased nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HOUSTON _ Archrock Partners LP on Thursday reported a loss of $14 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. Archrock Partners shares have risen 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, continuing a holding pattern that has prevailed this month. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30- year, fixed-rate loans edged up to 4.16 percent from 4.15 percent last week. Mortgage rates surged in the weeks following President Donald Trump's election in November.

  • The Standard& Poor's 500 index was down 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,357. The Nasdaq composite lost 45 points, or 0.8 percent, to 5,815. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks tumbled 17 points, or 1.2 percent, to 1,386.. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are on track for their biggest losses in February. The stock gave up $9.95, or 17.1 percent, to $48.18.

  • SAN ANTONIO _ Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $101.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 5 cents per share. Clear Channel Outdoor shares have increased 5 percent since the...

  • NEW YORK— Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Colmes was 66 and is survived by his wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley, the sister of longtime Fox contributor Monica Crowley. Colmes was a New York City native and Hofstra University graduate who...

  • You've found the perfect new home for your family, but your current house hasn't sold yet. You can't afford to carry two mortgages, or maybe you were counting on money from your sale to help with the down payment and closing costs. You'll strengthen your chances of getting a seller to take a chance on you if you can show that your home is priced properly and has a solid...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- L3 Technologies Inc said on Thursday it reached a $34.5 million settlement of a lawsuit by shareholders who accused the defense contractor of accounting fraud in its aerospace systems business. Shareholders led by two Michigan pension plans accused L3 of hiding improprieties, including those raised by an internal management-level...

  • IRVING, Texas _ FelCor Lodging Trust Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 15 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $199.2 million.

  • DETROIT— Car shopping isn't just about kicking the tires anymore. It's also about testing the technology. "Spend some time in the parking lot sitting in the car and just messing with it," says Ron Montoya, senior consumer advice editor for the car shopping site Edmunds.com.

  • *Mnuchin says expects significant tax reform. *Boston Scientific drops on heart device recall, rival up. Feb 23- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit record intraday highs on Thursday as a rally in oil prices added to optimism about U.S.

  • BOISE, Idaho _ IdaCorp Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $33.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 61 cents per share. IdaCorp shares have risen slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • TULSA, Okla. _ AAON Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $11.4 million. Aaon shares have dropped 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Access a Zacks stock report on AAON at https://www.zacks.com/ap/AAON.

  • LONDON, Feb 23- It's time to talk about the London Metal Exchange. To lose one senior office is unfortunate, to lose two in such quick succession suggests deeper tensions with the LME's owner Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, which has been trying to monetize its massive $2.2 billion investment in the London exchange. CME Group, which has historically only...

  • GREENWICH, Conn. _ Starwood Property Trust Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $121.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 50 cents per share. Starwood Property Trust shares have increased 4 percent since the beginning of the year.