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  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2714, or 78.66 U.S. cents. TORONTO, Nov 24- The Canadian dollar was little changed against a broadly weaker U.S. currency on Friday and gained 0.4 percent against the greenback on the week, but could face pressure next week if tepid retail sales data is any indication of broader economic health. "Retail sales was awful, and the Canadian dollar is...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 24- Richard Cordray, the director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, formally resigned on Friday and named a deputy director as his replacement, setting the stage for a political and legal battle over the regulator's leadership. However, the White House has already said it plans to name its own interim leadership at the regulator,...

  • TORONTO, Nov 24- Canada's main stock index ended up on Friday, with broad gains led by modest moves higher for its heavyweight energy and financial sectors while gold miners weighed. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 33.79 points, or 0.21 percent, at 16,108.09. It added 0.7 percent over the course of the week.

  • Ikea is relaunching a recall of 17.3 million chests and dressers, which are prone to tipping if not properly anchored. Other recalled consumer products include carabiners used for linking harnesses and ropes when rock climbing. Here's a more detailed look:.

  • VANCOUVER, Canada _ Aurcana Corp. on Friday reported a loss of $823,000 in its third quarter. The Vancouver, Canada- based company said it had a loss of 1 cent per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • SAO PAULO/ LISBON, Nov 24- Brazilian telecommunications firm Oi SA's chief executive has resigned, a spokeswoman for Oi's largest shareholder said on Friday, two weeks before crucial talks in Latin America's biggest-ever bankruptcy proceedings. A spokeswoman for Portugal's Pharol SGPS SA, which owns about 27.5 percent of Oi's voting shares and is part of a...

  • The stock market had a half session on what is known as Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving holiday and the unofficial start of the U.S. holiday shopping season. On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, U.S. shoppers spent more than $2.87 billion online, according to Adobe Analytics. Adobe, which measures 80 percent of online transactions at the largest 100 U.S. web...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Nov 24- Uber Technologies Inc plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday. SoftBank and Dragoneer Investment...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 24- Richard Cordray, the director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announced he will be resigning from his post at the close of business Friday. Cordray had previously announced plans to resign by the end of November. In a statement to staff, he said that Leandra English, the CFPB's chief of staff, had been named deputy director and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Nov 24- Uber Technologies Inc plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the terms early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday. The move to start the tender next week...

  • UBER TO RELEASE DETAILS ON PRICE OF SHARE SALE TO SOFTBANK EARLY NEXT WEEK- SOURCES.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- Major global and U.S. stock indices set fresh all-time highs on Friday, buoyed by a bright business outlook and strong corporate earnings, while the economy's strength in continental Europe lifted the euro to a two-month high against the dollar. Wall Street closed early, a day after the U.S. Black Friday sales got off to a strong start online at $640...

  • U.S. stocks set more records in quiet post-holiday trading Friday as technology companies again did much of the heavy lifting. Energy companies rose with the price of oil. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies finished up 2.40 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,519.16.

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stores offered deep discounts, entertainment and free gifts to draw bargain hunters on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, but some shoppers said they were just eyeing goods, reserving their cash for online purchases. Black Friday sales were off to a strong start online, at $640 million of 10 a.m. ET,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- The dollar fell to its lowest since late September against a basket of currencies on Friday as investors grew optimistic about the strength of the euro zone's recovery and lost appetite for the greenback. "You had good data from Europe, pretty good news from Germany and nobody guarding the dollar as we're all eating turkey," said John Doyle, director...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 24- The European Union handed Prime Minister Theresa May a 10- day "absolute deadline" to improve her Brexit divorce offer or face failure in persuading EU leaders to open trade talks with Britain at a December summit. Without a deal next month, time will be very tight to agree arrangements before Britain leaves the EU in March 2019, adding to pressure...

  • *Canada to U.S. pipeline shut after Nov. 16 oil spill. *Expectations of OPEC extension to oil curbs support prices. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. oil prices hit their highest levels in more than two years on Friday after the continued shutdown of a pipeline running from Canada to the United States was expected to reduce supply into a major storage facility.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 24- Shares of Amazon.com Inc, Macy's Inc, Kohl's Corp and other U.S. retailers rose on Friday on early signs that consumers are on track to spend more this holiday shopping season than in previous years. "The turnout this morning has been relatively slow but it is still the best we have seen in three years," said Burt Flickinger, managing director of...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Shoppers found a little more room to navigate Black Friday deals as online shopping led to thinner crowds at a mall in downtown Anchorage. Paul Kain, 54, a National Forest Service officer from Seward, made the annual trek to Anchorage with his wife to celebrate Thanksgiving. The draw of the mall was strong for DeEtte Burnett, who was visiting...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 24- Brazil's government has proposed giving up its voting rights in the privatization of power utility Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA while retaining a strategic veto, an official told Reuters on Friday. Electricity Secretary Fábio Lopes Alves said in a telephone interview that the federal government, which currently controls the...