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Canadian firms developing niches amid global race to self-driving cars

Canadian firms developing niches amid global race to self-driving cars

MONTREAL — Canadian companies could be serious contenders in the global self-driving vehicle race, experts have suggested after Magna International Inc.
Brexit: EU says no UK trade talks without progress on budget

Brexit: EU says no UK trade talks without progress on budget

BERLIN — The European Union's budget chief says there can be no negotiations with Britain about a post-Brexit trade deal unless the two sides make progress on "fundamental questions" including future payments to Brussels.
Flames, smoke at Houston-area chemical plant for a 2nd day

Flames, smoke at Houston-area chemical plant for a 2nd day

HOUSTON — Thick black smoke and towering orange flames shot up Friday after two trailers of highly unstable compounds blew up at a flooded Houston-area chemical plant, the second fire there in two days.
Trump seeks an initial $7.9 billion in Harvey aid

Trump seeks an initial $7.9 billion in Harvey aid

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers an initial request for a $7.9 billion down payment toward Harvey relief and recovery efforts. The request, expected to be swiftly approved by Congress, would add $7.

Manitoba offers money, but no details, to help town hurt by rail closure

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he is willing to put up provincial money to help the northern port town of Churchill.

Loonie surges nearly one cent US, amid expectations of an interest rate hike

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar surged Friday, briefly cresting above 81 cents US, as expectations of an imminent Bank of Canada interest rate hike increased ahead of the holiday weekend. The loonie was trading at an average price of 80.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,191.60, down 20.27 points): Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up nine cents, or 6.25 per cent, to $1.53 on 8.6 million shares.

Coal mining company fined $109,000 after collapsing wall buries bulldozer

CALGARY — A coal mining company is being fined more than $100,000 in connection with an incident where a collapsing wall of dirt partially buried a bulldozer.

BRP says several Texas dealers faced the wrath of Hurricane Harvey

MONTREAL — Hurricane Harvey has shuttered several BRP dealers that were in the path of the storm and will likely affect sales for months to come, the recreational vehicle company (TSX:DOO) said Friday.
US job growth slows to 156K; unemployment up to 4.4 pct.

US job growth slows to 156K; unemployment up to 4.4 pct.

WASHINGTON — U.S. job growth slowed in August as employers added 156,000 jobs, though still enough to suggest that most businesses remain confident in an economy now in its ninth year of recovery from the Great Recession.