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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,506.47, down 143.07 points): Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Bank. Down $1.81, or 1.90 per cent, to $93.66 on 12.2 million shares.

Toronto stock index drops sharply, U.S. benchmarks make small gains

TORONTO — Slumping oil prices and an ongoing scandal involving a Canadian mortgage lender dragged down the Toronto Stock Exchange's main index, which shed nearly 150 points. The S&P/TSX composite index fell 143.07 points to 15,506.
Suncor CEO says more oilsands deals may appear in 'exodus' of foreign firms

Suncor CEO says more oilsands deals may appear in 'exodus' of foreign firms

CALGARY — Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) has a potential opportunity to make further purchases in Alberta's oilsands if foreign multinationals continue to exit the sector, the oil and gas company's chief executive said Thursday.

500 people get duplicate tax refund checks, can keep only 1

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Five hundred Rhode Island residents have received duplicate tax refund checks totalling $364,000. A state official says human error is to blame. The checks were sent in a group of refunds mailed Friday.

Potash Corp sees better conditions ahead, raises 2017 profit estimate

SASKATOON — A stabilizing market for one of Canada's biggest mineral exports has boosted Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc.'s (TSX:POT) outlook for the year ahead.
AP-NORC poll: Most teens have taken social media break

AP-NORC poll: Most teens have taken social media break

NEW YORK — The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24-7. But nearly 60 per cent of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media — the bulk of them voluntarily, a new survey found .
Southwest Airlines to end practice of overbooking flights

Southwest Airlines to end practice of overbooking flights

Southwest Airlines plans to stop overbooking flights — an industry practice implicated in an ugly incident on a United Airlines flight that has damaged United's reputation with the flying public.

BlackBerry smartphone with physical keyboard will be sold in Canada next month

TORONTO — Canadians will be able to buy a new BlackBerry-branded smartphone with a physical keyboard starting next month. The KEYone, a phone made in partnership between TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd.
US unemployment claims tick up but remain at low level

US unemployment claims tick up but remain at low level

WASHINGTON — More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remained at a low level that suggests most workers enjoy job security.
US durable goods advance modest 0.7 per cent in March

US durable goods advance modest 0.7 per cent in March

WASHINGTON — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods posted only a modest gain in March as a key category that tracks business investment plans remained weak. The Commerce Department says orders for durable goods rose a slight 0.