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Late rally pushes TSX higher but test comes with tech earnings reports

Late rally pushes TSX higher but test comes with tech earnings reports

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index ended Monday in positive territory but markets in North America will be tested in the coming days with earnings reports by some of the world's tech giants.
Mortgage stress tests for private lenders not under consideration, Morneau says

Mortgage stress tests for private lenders not under consideration, Morneau says

OTTAWA — Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he is not considering imposing stress tests on private mortgage lenders.
SNC-Lavalin mulls retreat from Saudi Arabia amid deepening diplomatic row

SNC-Lavalin mulls retreat from Saudi Arabia amid deepening diplomatic row

MONTREAL — The head of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,378.62, up 12.57 points ). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 53 cents, or 5.97 per cent, to $9.41 on 22.7 million shares.
Insurance claims from deadly California wildfires top $11.4B

Insurance claims from deadly California wildfires top $11.4B

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Insurance claims from California's deadly November 2018 wildfires have topped $11.4 billion, making the series of fires one of the most expensive in state history, officials said Monday.
Oilpatch financial results expected to reflect extreme Q4 oil price volatility

Oilpatch financial results expected to reflect extreme Q4 oil price volatility

CALGARY — Fourth-quarter results from Canada's biggest oil and gas companies will likely feature some surprises, as well as revisions to forward plans, given extreme volatility in commodity prices in the last three months of 2018, financial analysts
E-scooters, bikes and alcohol delivery part of Uber Canada's plans for 2019

E-scooters, bikes and alcohol delivery part of Uber Canada's plans for 2019

TORONTO — Bikes, booze and e-scooters are part of Uber Canada's plans for the country in 2019. Managers from the U.S.

Caterpillar stumbles; China's slowing growth begins to show

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Caterpillar fell well short of fourth-quarter profit expectations and the machine maker said that sales have begun to slow in China.
Facebook tightens EU political ad rules ahead of election

Facebook tightens EU political ad rules ahead of election

LONDON — Facebook said Monday it is tightening requirements for political ads in the European Union ahead of bloc-wide elections scheduled for the spring, its latest effort to fight misinformation and increase transparency on its platforms.

Saudi Arabia showcases $53B in deals at conference

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia has announced nearly 40 agreements worth $53 billion, billed as the latest effort by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to attract investment, create jobs and diversify revenue away from oil.