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States sue Biden in bid to revive Keystone XL pipeline

States sue Biden in bid to revive Keystone XL pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. — Attorneys general from 21 states on Wednesday sued to to overturn President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.
Trump's taxes in hand, Manhattan DA's probe heats up

Trump's taxes in hand, Manhattan DA's probe heats up

NEW YORK — With former President Donald Trump’s tax returns finally in hand, a team of New York prosecutors led by a newly hired former mob-buster is sending out fresh subpoenas and meeting face-to-face with key witnesses, scrutinizing Trump's busine
Power Corp. beats expectations in fourth quarter as net profit surges to $623 million

Power Corp. beats expectations in fourth quarter as net profit surges to $623 million

MONTREAL — Power Corp. beat expectations as its net profit attributable to shareholders surged in the final quarter of 2020 as its life insurance business benefited from acquisitions.
B.C. expands grant program to help businesses grow online

B.C. expands grant program to help businesses grow online

VICTORIA — The B.C. government says it's adding $30 million to its program aimed at helping businesses build or expand their online operations during the COVID-19 pandemic in response to high demand for the grant money.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,983.10, up 109.09 points.) Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Up 53 cents, or 1.37 per cent, to $39.24 on 15.
Funding gained for commercial pilot to test radio frequency oilsands tech: Acceleware

Funding gained for commercial pilot to test radio frequency oilsands tech: Acceleware

CALGARY — A company investigating the use of radio frequency energy as a cleaner and cheaper way to produce bitumen from the oilsands says it has the financial means to proceed with a commercial pilot project.
Youth vaping rates levelled off in 2020, while number of smokers declines

Youth vaping rates levelled off in 2020, while number of smokers declines

Vaping rates among Canadian youth appear to have plateaued in 2020, a Statistics Canada study suggests, which one researcher calls a promising sign that the next generation could be kicking the nicotine habit.
Fed expects to keep its key rate near zero through 2023

Fed expects to keep its key rate near zero through 2023

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve foresees the economy accelerating quickly this year yet still expects to keep its benchmark interest rate pinned near zero through 2023, despite concerns in financial markets about potentially higher inflation.
TSX hits 19,000 points for first time on supportive outlook from U.S. Federal Reserve

TSX hits 19,000 points for first time on supportive outlook from U.S. Federal Reserve

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index hit 19,000 points for the first time Wednesday on a supportive outlook by the U.S. Federal Reserve. The S&P/TSX composite index erased morning losses to close up 109.09 points to 18,983.

Alberta regulator orders takeover of Mojek Resources' wells, pipelines, facilities

CALGARY — The Alberta Energy Regulator says it is directing the Orphan Well Association and working interest partners of Mojek Resources Inc.