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at 09:37 on August 22, 2014, EDT.
TSX up amid RBC earns, geopolitical concerns; traders look to Fed's Yellen
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market was higher amid a deterioration in the Russian/Ukraine crisis while traders looked to a key speech from Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen later in the morning.
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at 09:02 on August 22, 2014, EDT.
World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge
WASHINGTON - The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others.
at 08:52 on August 22, 2014, EDT.
Canadian dollar flat amid tame inflation data, strong retail figures
TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was little changed Friday amid a stronger than expected showing on retail sales and tame inflation data.
at 08:46 on August 22, 2014, EDT.
Canada's inflation rate lower in July at 2.1 per cent, down from June
OTTAWA - The rise of Canada's cost of living index was tempered in July, with the annual inflation rate coming in at 2.1 per cent.
Royal Bank Q3 profit rises to $2.38 billion, most units post record results
TORONTO - Canada's largest bank is hiking its dividend for common shares by six per cent after reporting a record third-quarter profit that beat analyst estimates.
at 08:44 on August 22, 2014, EDT.
Taxes no longer a pain in the app for small, medium-sized businesses: CRA
VANCOUVER - Taxes may foster fear and panic among many small and medium-sized businesses owners in Canada, but a new government initiative aims to make them less of a pain in the app.
Quebec soon to be Canada's only district with distinct domain name: .quebec
MONTREAL - Quebec will soon enjoy distinct status in Canada and across the World Wide Web, thanks to recognition by the global Internet body.
at 08:43 on August 22, 2014, EDT.
Port authority OKs controversial coal-shipping facility in Metro Vancouver
VANCOUVER - Port Metro Vancouver approved Thursday construction of a controversial coal-shipping facility on the Fraser River, over concerns from local medical health officers and area residents about air quality and the environment.
at 19:11 on August 21, 2014, EDT.
Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month
WASHINGTON - A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.
at 18:53 on August 21, 2014, EDT.
ATB Financial posts record profits of $83.9M in Q1; revenue up 9.2% to $354.5M
EDMONTON - Provincially owned ATB Financial has posted record earnings of $83.9 million in its fiscal 2015 first quarter.
Greenpeace says defamation lawsuit an attempt to muzzle criticism
THUNDER BAY, Ont. - An environmental group has filed court documents saying a lawsuit against it is an attempt to silence its criticism of a forestry company's harvesting practices.
at 16:50 on August 21, 2014, EDT.
Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
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