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at 08:50 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Foreign investment up in February by $6.1 billion, Statistics Canada says

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says foreign investment in Canadian securities grew by $6.1 billion in February and this was matched by Canadian purchases of $6 billion in foreign securities.

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at 08:47 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

CPP Investment board to sell Texas-based air system company for US$1.6 billion

TORONTO - The body that manages investments for the Canada Pension Plan has agreed to sell Air Distribution Technologies, Inc. to Johnson Controls in a deal valued at approximately US$1.6 billion.

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at 08:33 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Canadian dollar little changed ahead of Bank of Canada rate announcement

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was little changed ahead of the mid-morning announcement by the Bank of Canada on interest rates.

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at 08:24 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

China's growth slows to 7.4 per cent in Q1, raising risk of job losses

BEIJING, China - China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses.

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at 08:18 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Bank of America swings to loss from profit, hurt by legal expenses

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses.

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at 08:09 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

TSX set to rise, commodities up as Chinese economy performs better than expected

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market was set to advance Wednesday amid signs that economic growth in China held up better than expected during the first quarter.

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at 08:03 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Supermarket chain Metro reports Q2 profit of $96.9 million, sales rise 1.7%

MONTREAL - Supermarket chain Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU) reports it had $96.9 million in net earnings in the second quarter ended March 15, down 73.3 per cent from an unusually high profit in the same quarter of 2013.

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at 05:32 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

China's growth slows to 7.4 per cent in Q1, raising risk of job losses

BEIJING, China - China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses.

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at 23:32 on April 15, 2014, EDT.

B.C.'s provincial auto insurer to pay back $39 million in overcharged fees

VANCOUVER - The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia says that it will be informing customers within the next 90 days whether they have been billed the wrong amount due to database errors.

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at 23:13 on April 15, 2014, EDT.

Wireless industry, carriers volunteer to offer anti-theft software on smartphones by 2015

SAN FRANCISCO - A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

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at 20:27 on April 15, 2014, EDT.

Critics say Ottawa missing critical opportunity to bolster apprenticeships

OTTAWA - Stakeholders are disappointed that the Conservative government has declared its massive new federal-provincial infrastructure project open for business — with nary a mention of apprenticeships.

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at 19:45 on April 15, 2014, EDT.

Sweet gas, ski resorts get a pass from province on environmental reviews

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government is exempting about 99 per cent of the natural gas produced in the province from automatic environmental assessment reviews.

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