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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 (15,433.61, up 85.15 points): Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up 46 cents, or 2.02 per cent, to $23.23 on 7.
AP Exclusive: US probe of ex-Trump aide extends to Cyprus

AP Exclusive: US probe of ex-Trump aide extends to Cyprus

WASHINGTON — The U.S.

Enbridge spill east of Edmonton estimated at 10,000 litres of crude oil

CALGARY — The National Energy Board says about 10,000 litres of light crude oil spilled Monday at a storage site east of Edmonton.

AP sources: US to recommend approval of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it.

Jon Corzine's MF Global, PwC in settlement

NEW YORK — The trial between bankrupt brokerage MF Global, run by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, and its former accounting firm, PwC, came to an unceremonious end on Thursday, with both parties saying they have reached a settlement.

New Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO got US$63-million in compensation

LAVAL, Que. — Valeant Pharmaceuticals says its chairman and CEO received US$62.7 million in compensation for eight months of work last year, even as the Quebec-based drug giant reported a "disappointing" financial performance.

ABC News says 3 of its Twitter accounts were hacked

NEW YORK — ABC News said three of its Twitter accounts were hacked Thursday morning, sending out profanity-filled tweets to its millions of followers. The tweets have since been deleted and ABC News said that it "resolved the issue quickly.

Buyer beware: How to protect yourself from buying counterfeit goods online

TORONTO — Consumers who purchase knock-off merchandise online have a lot more to be wary about than receiving an inferior product. Knowing how to spot a fake website can protect your wallet, your identify and even your life, say experts.
US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates

US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates

WASHINGTON — Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes in February at the fastest pace since July. New-home sales rose 6.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.23 per cent

WASHINGTON — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid this week from their highest levels of 2017. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate home loans fell to 4.23 per cent from 4.30 per cent last week. The benchmark rate stood at 3.