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  • Man looks at an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei average and various countries' stock indices outside a brokerage in TokyoChina PMI as predicted, Aussie drops after data

    SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stock markets were little moved on Wednesday after a Chinese manufacturing survey met expectations, but the Australian dollar plunged to a two-week low after data showed surprisingly low inflation in that country's economy.

  • A worker walks past a steel factory in BeijingChina factory activity shrinks for fourth month

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April, signaling economic weakness into the second quarter, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, although the pace of decline eased helped by policy steps to arrest the slowdown.

  • A sample of Botox is seen at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group at the Americana Manhasset luxury shopping destination in ManhassetValeant, Ackman offer to buy Botox maker Allergan for $47 billion

    (Reuters) - Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Tuesday it and activist investor Bill Ackman made an unsolicited $47 billion bid to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc as it seeks to become one of the world's five biggest drug companies.

  • An engineer shows the ignition assembly which has a faulty 2005 ignition switch in a file photo.GM seeks U.S. court protection against ignition lawsuits

    (Reuters) - General Motors Co filed a motion in a U.S. court to enforce a bar on lawsuits stemming from ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights proposed class action litigation that seeks to set aside the restriction.

  • A man stands on a skateboard outside a Wal-Mart store in WillistonWal-Mart to report how compliance targets impacted executive pay: WSJ

    (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc <WMT.N> is set to report as soon as Wednesday on how its executives performed on their goals to overhaul compliance operations and how that affected their pay, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • CN, CP Rail profits could leave sour taste for farmers

    (Reuters) - Canada's two largest railroads reported stronger-than-expected profits on Tuesday, results that could prompt fresh criticism from farmers already unhappy with the handling of a massive crop backlog during one of the harshest winters in decades.

  • A Comcast sign is shown on the side of a vehicle in San FranciscoComcast nears deal with Charter on $18-$20 billion in divestitures: source

    (Reuters) - Comcast may divest about 4 million subscribers after its merger with Time Warner Cable and is working to reach an accord to sell a portion of those customers to Charter Communications, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

  • The AT&T logo is pictured by its store in Carlsbad, CaliforniaAT&T ups revenue growth forecast on new pricing model

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc on Tuesday raised its forecast for full-year revenue growth to reflect its acquisition of LEAP wireless in March and the popularity of a new handset pricing model that charges customers for devices separately from their wireless plans.

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  • Expect low interest rates for years: Poloz - 2014-04-24 11:03 AM

    SASKATOON - Canadians can expect to enjoy relatively cheap borrowing costs for some time to come — even after the economy returns to full capacity and the Bank of Canada starts hiking interest rates, bank governor Stephen Poloz said Thursday.

  • Differences between pension plan options - 2014-04-24 10:00 AM

    TORONTO - Defined-Benefit Plan

  • Ottawa proposes shared-risk pension plansOttawa proposes shared-risk pension plans - 2014-04-24 9:26 AM

    TORONTO - Ottawa unveiled a third option for pension plans Thursday, touting it as the best way to secure a retirement for more Canadians rather than move towards expanding the national Canada Pension Plan, as some provinces like Ontario have long wanted.

  • Does moving for a raise make financial sense? - 2014-04-24 8:33 AM

    TORONTO - When the seemingly perfect job opportunity became available in Calgary, Daniel Hoang had to decide if uprooting his life for a new career across the country would drain his savings.

  • Does moving for a raise make financial sense? - 2014-04-24 7:24 AM

    TORONTO - When the seemingly perfect job opportunity became available in Calgary, Daniel Hoang had to decide if uprooting his life for a new career across the country would drain his savings.

  • Ottawa to propose new reform on pension plans - 2014-04-23 9:26 AM

    OTTAWA - The federal government is planning more pension plan changes, this time affecting Crown corporations and federally regulated firms.

  • Canadians plan for $15K wedding budget: studyCanadians plan for $15K wedding budget: study - 2014-04-23 9:08 AM

    TORONTO - Canadians planning to tie the knot expect to spend an average of $15,000 on their big day, but many don't think they'll be able to foot the entire bill, according to a new study.

  • Canada's middle class now richer than U.S.Canada's middle class now richer than U.S. - 2014-04-22 11:51 AM

    OTTAWA - There is a middle class crisis, but it's happening south of the border, not in Canada, according to a New York Times report on incomes around the world.

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  • TSX modestly higher amid positive earningsTSX modestly higher amid positive earnings - 2014-04-24 8:40 AM

    TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed higher Thursday amid positive earnings news and despite rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

  • U.S. Treasury - 2014-04-24 7:10 AM

    Treasury Closing Summary (April 24):

  • Canadian Economic Calendar - 2014-04-24 2:15 AM

    (Action Economics) - A look at upcoming economic events in Canada:

  • U.S. Economic Calendar - 2014-04-24 2:15 AM

    (Action Economics) - A look at upcoming economic events in United States:

  • AUD Dollar FX trader - 2014-04-23 11:30 PM

    (Action Economics) - 23-Apr-14 11:19 - The AUD dove following sub-expectations inflation data out of Australia.

  • Canadian Dollar FX trader - 2014-04-23 11:30 PM

    (Action Economics) - 21-Apr-14 17:28 - USD-CAD traded inside a narrow 1.1026-1.1009 range overnight, finding some support into 1.1000 early in the North American session.

  • CHF Dollar FX trader - 2014-04-23 11:30 PM

    (Action Economics) - 24-Apr-14 06:45 - EUR-CHF has settled around 1.2200 again, having recovered from the one-month low of 1.2142 that was seen Monday last week.

  • GBP Dollar FX trader - 2014-04-23 11:30 PM

    (Action Economics) - 23-Apr-14 09:44 - Sterling has drifted lower in the wake of the BoE minutes after a volatile spell in the immediate wake of the release.

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  • Mandalay Bay expo centre getting $66M expansionMandalay Bay expo centre getting $66M expansion

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost its convention centre from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in the United States.

  • Kenney blinks on temporary foreign workers

    OTTAWA - Amid a roar of criticism, Employment Minister Jason Kenney took action Thursday against the government's scandal-ridden temporary foreign worker program by banning restaurants from accessing it.

  • Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuitGoogle, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO - Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.

  • Tesla's Musk paid $70,000 in 2013

    DETROIT - Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was paid just under $70,000 in 2013. But he could be in line for much, much more.

  • Seattle stymied in efforts to raise minimum wageSeattle stymied in efforts to raise minimum wage

    SEATTLE - Highlighting the contentious debate around raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour in a supportive city, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Thursday that no agreement has been reached among business and labour representatives trying to create a plan for city leaders.

  • Court filing says ship in Texas spill was speedingCourt filing says ship in Texas spill was speeding

    HOUSTON - The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner.

  • United loses money; other airlines post 1Q profitsUnited loses money; other airlines post 1Q profits

    DALLAS - Even with the turbulence of severe winter storms and stubbornly high fuel prices, many of the major airlines are cruising and their stock prices are soaring.

  • Postal workers' unions protest Staples programPostal workers' unions protest Staples program

    CONCORD, N.H. - Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.

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