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at 10:00 on November 23, 2014, EST.

Traders look to health of U.S. economy, possibility of oil production cut

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market could be in for a seventh-straight week of gains as investors take comfort from moves by the Chinese government to boost its economy and look ahead to the latest readings on American and Canadian economic growth.

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at 07:00 on November 22, 2014, EST.

Feds move gingerly toward protecting 'Canada brand' in foreign mining operations

OTTAWA - It's taken almost a decade of loud, often unwelcome advocacy, but the federal government appears to finally recognize that Canada's international brand needs a little spit and polish.

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at 18:24 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Ontario, Quebec want Energy East's greenhouse gas impact considered

CALGARY - Ontario and Quebec have agreed greenhouse gas emissions must be considered when it comes to the proposed cross-Canada Energy East pipeline.

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at 17:49 on November 21, 2014, EST.

House GOP sues Obama administration for 'unconstitutional' implementation of health care law

WASHINGTON - House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he has abused his office's authority.

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at 17:17 on November 21, 2014, EST.

China cuts interest rates, ECB eyes more stimulus in efforts to reverse global slowdown

BEIJING, China - China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth in the face of a global slowdown.

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at 17:13 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

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

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at 16:29 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Stock markets rise amid Chinese rate cut, stimulus hint from ECB chief Draghi

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed higher Friday, with commodity prices and resource companies advancing amid signs that central banks are prepared to step up efforts to keep the fragile global economic recovery going.

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at 16:12 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Ontario and Quebec governments sign deals on climate change, energy projects

TORONTO - Ontario and Quebec signed several agreements on Friday promising to co-operate on trade, climate change, energy projects and alcohol sales at a joint meeting of the two provinces' Liberal cabinets in Toronto.

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at 16:04 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Illinois judge rules state's pension overhaul unconstitutional

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - An Illinois judge ruled Friday that a law intended to fix the nation's worst state employee pension crisis violates the state constitution, deciding in favour of state employees and retirees who sued to block the landmark overhaul.

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at 15:07 on November 21, 2014, EST.

RBC exits wealth management in the Caribbean to focus on growth regions

TORONTO - The decision by Royal Bank (TSX:RY) to exit its wealth management business in the Caribbean may be another sign that Canadian banks are cutting their losses in the region and cleaning house, an analyst said Friday.

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at 13:26 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Toyota recalls nearly 423,000 Lexus cars; fuel leaks can cause fires

DETROIT - Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.

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at 13:25 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states; job gains rise in 38 states

WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country.

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