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at 10:43 on April 18, 2015, EDT.

Son: Michigan billionaire philanthropist, shopping mall developer A. Alfred Taubman dies

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. - A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. He was 91.

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at 20:48 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Bank of China awarded more than $672 million in B.C. Supreme Court case

VANCOUVER - A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered two defendants to pay the Bank of China more than $672 million in an international breach of trust and fraud case.

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at 20:35 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Philadelphia family wins back seized rare Double Eagle gold coins possibly worth $80 million

PHILADELPHIA - A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.

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at 17:57 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Warning lifted as crews fight fire at deep-water shipping terminal in B.C.

SQUAMISH, B.C. - A massive blaze at the Squamish Terminals deep-water port in British Columbia may not be fully extinguished until Saturday, says the community's fire chief.

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at 17:53 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Valeant senior executives scored US$123 million compensation in 2014

MONTREAL - The top five executives at Valeant Pharmaceuticals shared nearly US$123 million in compensation last year, up from US$23.8 million in 2013.

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at 17:30 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Mylan skeptical of rumoured bid from Teva, doubts regulators would approve; both stocks climb

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Generic drugmaker Mylan, citing media speculation that Teva Pharmaceutical may be eyeing it as a takeover target, says it doubts that regulators would approve such a deal and is committed to its current strategy as a stand-alone company.

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at 17:18 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

North American markets close lower over worrisome news from overseas

TORONTO - U.S. stock markets closed sharply lower Friday, with the Dow plunging nearly 300 points, while north of the border stronger gold prices helped the Toronto stock market keep losses in check.

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at 17:09 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Next week's federal budget expected to court support from older Canadians

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is expected to court the support of older Canadians in next week's federal budget with a number of measures aimed at demonstrating that they're making seniors a priority.

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at 17:08 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Lower gasoline prices hold back inflation for March as CPI rises 1.2 per cent

OTTAWA - Higher prices for everything from food to electricity last month were offset in part by cheaper gasoline as the inflation rate ticked higher in March.

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at 16:44 on April 17, 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 13:40 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Volkswagen board leaders back CEO Winterkorn, propose contract extension after power struggle

BERLIN - Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will remain in his job and can look forward to having his contract extended, the leadership of the board said Friday, after a comment by chairman Ferdinand Piech raised widespread doubts about his future.

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at 13:26 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

As Verizon FiOS introduces more choice for TV customers, a look at options for Internet video

How other providers stack up against Verizon's new FiOS Custom TV

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