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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,353.46, up 68.99 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 51 cents, or 3.93 per cent, to $13.48 on 15.5 million shares.

TSX, Wall Street up amid oil price slump and U.S. government shutdown concerns

TORONTO — Falling oil prices and a possible U.S. government shutdown didn't seem to phase North American markets Friday, as the Toronto stock index and Wall Street capped off the week on a positive note. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 68.

In historical vote, LA Times newsroom will form union

Los Angeles Times journalists have voted to unionize for the first time in the paper's 136-year history. The National Labor Relations Board on Friday announced results of a Jan. 4 newsroom vote.
Vancouver hoping to drive tourism dollars with free public Wi-Fi expansion

Vancouver hoping to drive tourism dollars with free public Wi-Fi expansion

VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver expects its visitor experience and economic success to get a boost after expanding its number of free public Wi-Fi locations from 80 to 550 through a partnership with Shaw Communications Inc.
Winter is here: "Game of Thrones" ice hotel opens in Finland

Winter is here: "Game of Thrones" ice hotel opens in Finland

HELSINKI — A "Game of Thrones"-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV series.
Auto dealership jobs not on the radar of millennials, says survey

Auto dealership jobs not on the radar of millennials, says survey

MONTREAL — Canadian automobile dealers are launching a national recruiting campaign next month after a poll suggested that millennials aren't keen to pursue careers in a sector that has seen vehicle sales reach a record high.

Shoppers Drug Mart optimistic on pharmacies selling pot, signs 3rd supply deal

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has lined up its third cannabis supply agreement as part of its ambition to dispense the drug amid what experts say is increasing support among pharmacists to distribute medical pot and expectations that the regulatory fr
Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns

Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns

JOHANNESBURG — First, there was outrage in Africa at President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. Now some governments and tourism operators are humorously exploiting it to promote Africa's many attractions.

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales hit record high in November

OTTAWA — Canadian manufacturing sales hit a record high in November, driven by sales of transportation equipment, petroleum and coal products and the chemical industry, Statistics Canada said Friday. The agency said manufacturing sales climbed 3.
Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

WASHINGTON — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S.