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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,559.02, up 74.25 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down 10 cents, or 8.2 per cent, to $1.12 on 34 million shares.
North American stock markets rise nearly two per cent in record-breaking week

North American stock markets rise nearly two per cent in record-breaking week

TORONTO — North American stock markets gained almost two per cent in a record-breaking week defined by continued investor optimism. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 74.25 points at 17,559.02 after trading at a record high of 17,572.15.
Cannabis company Canopy Growth delaying launch of infused beverages

Cannabis company Canopy Growth delaying launch of infused beverages

Canadians thirsty for Canopy Growth Corp.'s cannabis-infused drinks will have to wait a bit longer. The Smiths Falls, Ont.
Bombardier's financial challenges worry ratings agencies, prompting downgrades

Bombardier's financial challenges worry ratings agencies, prompting downgrades

MONTREAL — Two major rating agencies have voiced concerns over the finances of Bombardier Inc., whose future is being questioned as it considers options to raise its more than US$9 billion debt.
Closed mills, housing surge support positive forecast for lumber, OSB industries

Closed mills, housing surge support positive forecast for lumber, OSB industries

CALGARY — Financial analysts say Canadian production cutbacks and a consumer-driven recovery in housing starts in the United States could mean better times for lumber and panel products this year.
Employers post fewer jobs in November

Employers post fewer jobs in November

WASHINGTON — The number of available jobs fell sharply in November, dropping to 6.8 million, a decline of 7.6% from the October level.
US industrial production fell 0.3% in December

US industrial production fell 0.3% in December

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production fell 0.3% in December, as unseasonably warm weather reduced demand for heating from utilities.
US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labour market helped lift the prospects of the housing industry.
Truck slams into Illinois Starbucks; 4 sent to hospitals

Truck slams into Illinois Starbucks; 4 sent to hospitals

MCHENRY, Ill. — A pickup truck slammed into an Illinois Starbucks on Thursday, injuring several people and causing massive damage to the coffee shop, police said.
China's 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war

China's 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war

BEIJING — China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in 2019 as Beijing fought a tariff war with Washington, but forecasters said a U.S.-Chinese trade truce might help to revive consumer and business activity.