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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,779.53, up 355.91 points.) Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 33 cents, or 1.48 per cent, to $22.64 on 13.
Shopify cancels events at L.A. space for entrepreneurs amid coronavirus concerns

Shopify cancels events at L.A. space for entrepreneurs amid coronavirus concerns

TORONTO — Shopify Inc. says it is postponing all events, one-on-one appointments and workshops at its Los Angeles entrepreneurs' space.

Bank of Canada rate cut to mean cheaper borrowing and lower interest on savings

TORONTO — The Bank of Canada cut its key lending rate by half a percentage point on Wednesday over concerns of the novel coronavirus.
Bank of Canada cuts key rate to 1.25 per cent amid coronavirus concerns

Bank of Canada cuts key rate to 1.25 per cent amid coronavirus concerns

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada slashed its key interest rate target by half a percentage point, dropping it to 1.25 per cent in what economists saw as a rapid response to the growing economic shock from the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Aecon paints a rosy picture of year ahead, despite fourth-quarter profit drop

Aecon Group Inc. is forecasting another year of income growth on the heels of record annual revenue, as the construction firm continues to shore up its backlog of infrastructure projects.
Scotiabank CEO Brian Porter sees pay for 2019 fall compared with 2018

Scotiabank CEO Brian Porter sees pay for 2019 fall compared with 2018

TORONTO — The chief executive of Scotiabank saw his total compensation for last year fall compared with 2018. In its management proxy circular, the bank says Brian Porter earned $12.6 million in total compensation last year, down from nearly $13.
Clashes erupt on Greece-Turkey border as migrants seek entry

Clashes erupt on Greece-Turkey border as migrants seek entry

KASTANIES, Greece — Greek authorities fired tear gas and stun grenades to drive away a crowd of people attempting to cross the border from Turkey, as pressure from illegal immigration built after Turkey declared its previously guarded gateways to Eur
US services companies grow in February

US services companies grow in February

WASHINGTON — Services companies grew at a faster pace in February than the previous month, an indication that the economy was still expanding immediately after the first cases of the coronavirus were reported in the U.S.
U.S. businesses add 183K jobs in sign of pre-virus health

U.S. businesses add 183K jobs in sign of pre-virus health

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses added 183,000 jobs last month, a solid gain that shows the economy was largely healthy when the coronavirus outbreak spread further around the globe.
TransAlta reports $66M fourth-quarter profit compared with $122M loss a year ago

TransAlta reports $66M fourth-quarter profit compared with $122M loss a year ago

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $66 million compared with a loss of $122 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. The power producer says the profit amounted to 24 cents per diluted share for the three months ended Dec.
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