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at 00:23 on August 01, 2015, EDT.

No deal: Countries leave Hawaii without 12-nation trade agreement

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was prepared to make a triumphant announcement Friday night about Canada joining the largest free-trade zone in history, and use that as a launchpad into an anticipated weekend election call.

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at 17:34 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

Lower dollar could give Maple Leaf Foods a leg up on U.S. competitors: executive

TORONTO - Executives at Maple Leaf Foods are optimistic about the benefits a weaker Canadian dollar could have on its meats business.

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at 17:31 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

Toronto stock market higher on materials stocks, Canadian dollar slips

TORONTO - The Toronto Stock Exchange closed higher on Friday as strength in the materials and financials sectors overcame another decline in oil prices.

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at 17:17 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

Ministers, Tory MPs pledge new cash, recycle old promises as election looms

OTTAWA - Federal cabinet ministers have made almost $1.6 billion in spending promises in the last two days, as the hours tick down to an expected election call.

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at 17:10 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

Province approves new gold and silver mine in northwestern B.C.

VANCOUVER - Construction will begin soon on a new gold and silver mine in northwestern British Columbia.

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at 17:10 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

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at 16:35 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

Imperial Oil second-quarter profits drop by 90 per cent on oil slide

CALGARY - Imperial Oil's (TSX:IMO) profits plunged 90 per cent during the second quarter thanks to a sharp drop in oil prices.

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at 16:25 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

'A sour result' as economy shrank in May, fifth consecutive monthly decline

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy contracted in May, the fifth consecutive monthly decrease, increasing the possibility the country slipped into a recession in the first half of the year.

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at 16:18 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

Energy East pipeline will cost more than $12 billion, TransCanada says

CALGARY - It's looking like the Energy East project is going to get more expensive.

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at 16:18 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

Enbridge expects Line 9B pipeline testing to wrap up by year-end

CALGARY - Enbridge Inc. says it expects integrity testing on its Line 9B pipeline between southern Ontario and Montreal to wrap up by year-end.

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at 16:14 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

Ottawa closes sale of Canadian Wheat Board, name changes to G3 Canada Ltd

EDMONTON - The federal government has closed the book on the agency that once marketed almost all the grain produced by western Canadian farmers.

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at 16:02 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

For first time, online viewers won't miss Super Bowl TV ads, under new ad-sale policy from CBS

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Next year, you won't have to worry about missing the buzziest commercials of the Super Bowl if you can't get to a TV.

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