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5 injured in explosion at Sarnia industrial site

October 25, 2014

SARNIA, ONT.—The mayor of this southwestern Ontario city says five people have been sent to hospital after an explosion at an industrial facility. Mayor Mike Bradley said the explosion occurred Saturday afternoon at the Veolia ES Canada Industrial Services Inc. plant. He said one person was critically injured in the blast, while three suffered...
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TMX changing rules to slow high-speed traders

October 25, 2014

TMX Group Ltd., the operator of Canada’s largest stock exchange, announced a plan to slow high-frequency traders and simplify the nation’s equity markets. TMX will introduce minimum order sizes for brokers and a speed bump on its Alpha Exchange from next June. The exchange operator will add a so-called long-life order type to both...
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Pape: What should you do when markets plunge?

October 25, 2014

It’s been an up-and-down two months for stock markets, and there could be more trouble ahead. So what should you do when the market drops? There are three possible responses. Sell: Whenever markets start to slide, some investors flee. At least, that’s the way the media and some analysts portray their behaviour. “Panic selling”...
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How a bank repossessed the wrong car: Roseman

October 24, 2014

Norma Tomlin was surprised and embarrassed to find a bailiff at her door on Sunday, Oct. 19. He was there to repossess the 2011 Mazda in her driveway. The bailiff said he represented BMO. She knew something was wrong, since her car loan was with Scotiabank and she had never missed any payments. “I...
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First Draft: Pennsylvania Governor Turns to Fear Factor in Final Push

October 24, 2014

Pennsylvania Governor Turns to Fear Factor in Final Push Gov. Tom Corbett, down by double digits in most polls, is turning to Halloween and a core conservative issue — taxes — in hopes of spooking voters into giving him another term. A new ad features ghouls, goblins, a werewolf, an evil clown and a...
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Ricky Ubeda talks inspiring and being inspired by dance

October 24, 2014

Ricky Ubeda was 8 years old when a TV series called So You Think You Can Dance set him on the path of a dance career. The spark that was lit by the sight of male dancers on TV like Travis Wall and Nick Lazzarini culminated in Ubeda, 18, winning the show in September....
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Defiance will come, but emotion in Ottawa still too raw: Tim Harper

October 24, 2014

OTTAWA—The strains of O Canada started faintly, but gradually built. It was sung by cabinet ministers, MPs from all parties, public servants on their way to work, a bicycle courier and university students. We all sang, but this was a plaintive rendering of the anthem. Spontaneous, yes, but delivered more in grief than defiance,...
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Unionized employees of U.S. Steel Canada ratify contract

October 23, 2014

Members of Local 1005 of the United Steelworkers in Hamilton have voted overwhelmingly to accept a new 30-month contract from U.S. Steel Canada as it fights off bankruptcy. The workers voted to accept the stand-pat contract with no wage increase or benefit improvements by 86 per cent, the union announced Wednesday night. It said...
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Why our housing ‘spending vigour’ worries Bank of Canada: Mayers

October 23, 2014

Canadians can expect to enjoy cheap borrowing costs for a while yet and the Bank of Canada doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to change things. That’s good news for those investing in stocks and for those who want to buy a home. It’s far less so for savers, heading in their sixth...
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9 in Connecticut Being Watched for Symptoms of Ebola

October 23, 2014

Nine people in Connecticut who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus have been told to stay at home and are being monitored by local health authorities for symptoms, a spokesman for the State Public Health Department said on Wednesday. The people in question were not sick, the spokesman, William Gerrish, said, but...
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