Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,449.35, up 80.32 points.) Coro Mining Corp. (TSX:COP). Materials. Unchanged at 8.5 cents on 18.9 million shares. The Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Up 53 cents, or 0.72 per cent, to $73.80 on 8.5 million shares. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 17 cents, or 2.83... Read More

Iranian hackers said to target presidential campaign

Iranian hackers said to target presidential campaign
WASHINGTON — Microsoft said Friday that hackers linked to the Iranian government targeted a U.S. presidential campaign, as well as government officials, media targets and prominent expatriate Iranians. Overall, the hackers attempted to penetrate 241 accounts — four successfully — though none of those penetrated was associated with presidential campaigns or current or past U.S. officials, Microsoft said. A company... Read More

North American markets rally after U.S. jobs report tempers week’s bad news

North American markets rally after U.S. jobs report tempers week’s bad news
TORONTO — North American stock markets capped the end to a challenging week with a U.S. jobs report featuring a 50-year low unemployment rate that helped to calm investor nervousness. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 80.32 points at 16,449.35. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up a full percentage point by adding 372.68 points at 26,573.72. The S&P 500... Read More

Real estate industry needs to remain flexible as expectations shift says PwC

Real estate industry needs to remain flexible as expectations shift says PwC
Toronto’s real estate industry heard Friday they will need to become increasingly nimble and adaptable as tenant expectations and building possibilities evolve. Speaking at the Toronto launch of a 2020 trends report, PwC director of real estate research Andrew Warren says silos around real estate categories are blurring more than ever before. The report by PwC and the Urban Lands Institute says mixed developments... Read More

North American stock markets up in late-morning trading, loonie edges up

North American stock markets up in late-morning trading, loonie edges up
TORONTO — The materials sector helped Canada’s main stock index move higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets also traded higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 29.53 points at 16,398.56. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 177.18 points at 26,378.22. The S&P 500 index was up 19.49 points at 2,930.12, while the Nasdaq composite... Read More

Husky Energy to sell Prince George, B.C., oil refinery to Tidewater

Husky Energy to sell Prince George, B.C., oil refinery to Tidewater
CALGARY — Husky Energy Inc. has agreed to sell its light oil refinery in Prince George, B.C., for $215 million in cash plus adjustments to Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. Tidewater may also pay up to an additional $60 million over two years under certain contingencies. The refinery uses crude oil and condensate from B.C. and Alberta to produce about 12,000 barrels... Read More

Thomson Reuters buys business conference organizer FC Business Intelligence

Thomson Reuters buys business conference organizer FC Business Intelligence
TORONTO — Thomson Reuters Corp. says it has acquired FC Business Intelligence, an organizer of business conferences. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company says the business will be rebranded Reuters Events. It will be operated as part of the Reuters News division of Thomson Reuters. FCBI organizes conferences and exhibitions for a range of sectors including... Read More

Statistics Canada says merchandise trade deficit fell to $966 million in August

Statistics Canada says merchandise trade deficit fell to $966 million in August
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country’s merchandise trade deficit fell to $966 million in August compared with $1.4 billion in July. Economists had expected a deficit of $1 billion, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv. The smaller deficit came as exports rose for the first time after two months of declines. Exports rose 1.8 per cent, boosted by... Read More