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Prized Maine scallops surge to record price early in year

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's scallops have surged to a record high price at the docks this winter after several years of rising in value, according to fishing regulators in the state.
2 years after the hack, Sony CEO Lynton exits for Snap Inc.

2 years after the hack, Sony CEO Lynton exits for Snap Inc.

LOS ANGELES — Two years after guiding the company through an unprecedented email hack, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is leaving the company to become the chairman of the board for Snap Inc., the company behind Snapchat.
Trump's CEO meetings raise ethics questions

Trump's CEO meetings raise ethics questions

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump's meetings with CEOs seeking federal approval for major mergers are raising red flags for ethics lawyers concerned about the possible erosion of a firewall between the incoming White House and regulators revi
Don's Johns a name not quite right for this Inauguration Day

Don's Johns a name not quite right for this Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON — It's the great port-a-potty coverup for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Workers preparing for the inauguration Jan.
House Republican summons ethics chief over Trump criticism

House Republican summons ethics chief over Trump criticism

WASHINGTON — House Republicans have shown no inclination to challenge President-elect Donald Trump on ethics matters. Instead, they are going after the federal ethics official who questioned Trump's potential conflicts of interest.
US stock indexes end mostly higher on solid bank earnings

US stock indexes end mostly higher on solid bank earnings

Banks led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Friday, propelling the Nasdaq composite index to its fourth record high this week.

Most markets in North America rise as investors await clarity on Trump policies

TORONTO — Most stock indexes in North America rose and the Canadian dollar extended its streak of gains on Friday as investors await details of future policies under Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated as U.S. president in a week.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,497.28, up 79.12 points) : Champion Iron Limited (TSX:CIA). Miner. Up 21 cents, or 38.89 per cent, to 75 cents on 8 million shares. B2Gold Corp.

Markets Right Now: Banks lead stocks higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Gains in bank stocks left indexes mostly higher on Wall Street.

Vilsack leaving USDA early, no Trump replacement named

WASHINGTON — Secretary Tom Vilsack left the Agriculture Department a week before his tenure ends and before President-elect Donald Trump has chosen his replacement.