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Trans Mountain puts contractors on notice to get ready for pipeline restart

Trans Mountain puts contractors on notice to get ready for pipeline restart

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — Trans Mountain Corp. has advised construction contractors to get ready for the restart of its pipeline expansion project to the west coast.
Ontario Teachers earns 6.3 per cent return on investments in first half of 2019

Ontario Teachers earns 6.3 per cent return on investments in first half of 2019

TORONTO — Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan says it earned a 6.3 per cent return on its investments in the first six months of the year, raising its net assets to $201.4 billion. The gain increased the pension fund's net assets by $10.
RBC's Q3 net income rises to $3.3B, misses estimates on weaker capital markets

RBC's Q3 net income rises to $3.3B, misses estimates on weaker capital markets

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada increased its dividend as its third-quarter profit rose by five per cent to hit a record, but the lender's latest earnings missed estimates as challenging market conditions weighed on its capital markets division.
Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency

Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington.
Inflation hits Bank of Canada 2% target for second straight month

Inflation hits Bank of Canada 2% target for second straight month

OTTAWA — Canadian annual inflation hit the Bank of Canada's ideal target for a second straight month, providing a stretch of price stability that's unlikely to weigh heavily on next month's interest-rate decision.
US home sales rose 2.5% in July, aided by low mortgage rates

US home sales rose 2.5% in July, aided by low mortgage rates

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales increased 2.5% in July, a sign that lower mortgage rates have produced a spurt of home-buying. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.

China says British consulate staffer detained 15 days

BEIJING — China says a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been given 15 days of administrative detention in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.
'America's Got Talent' continues summer dominance for NBC

'America's Got Talent' continues summer dominance for NBC

NEW YORK — "America's Got Talent" wasn't content with just the top spot in the Nielsen company's rankings of the most popular television programs last week. This time it took the top two.

2015 North Dakota liquid gas spill much bigger than reported

BISMARCK, N.D.
Marvel's involvement in 'Spider-Man' movies may be in doubt

Marvel's involvement in 'Spider-Man' movies may be in doubt

LOS ANGELES — With great success comes great re-negotiation.