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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Imperial Oil results Imperial Oil Ltd.
Alberta landowners fear repeat of orphan well crisis as renewable energy booms

Alberta landowners fear repeat of orphan well crisis as renewable energy booms

CALGARY — Once bitten, twice shy. It's an old adage that explains why Jason Schneider, the elected reeve of Vulcan County, Alta., is jittery about the renewable energy boom under way in his province.
FortisBC Holdings Inc. signs agreement with First Nation over B.C. LNG project

FortisBC Holdings Inc. signs agreement with First Nation over B.C. LNG project

SURREY, B.C. — FortisBC Holdings Inc. says it has signed a deal with a First Nation in British Columbia over the Tilbury liquefied natural gas expansion projects. The subsidiary of utilities company FortisInc.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,714.48, up 13.98): Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH). Energy. Up 17 cents, or 6.75 per cent, to $2.69 on 12.7 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite largely unchanged Friday, U.S. markets up

S&P/TSX composite largely unchanged Friday, U.S. markets up

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was largely unchanged on the last trading day of the week, with mixed results across sectors, while U.S. markets were up, led by the Nasdaq. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 13.98 points at 20,714.48.
Milk prices in New Brunswick set to increase four cents per litre starting Feb. 1

Milk prices in New Brunswick set to increase four cents per litre starting Feb. 1

FREDERICTON — Milk prices in New Brunswick are set to increase by four cents per litre starting Wednesday.
Wall Street ticks higher to close out another strong week

Wall Street ticks higher to close out another strong week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed higher on Wall Street, marking the market’s third winning week in the last four. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% Friday, having given up much of its afternoon gain. The Nasdaq composite climbed 0.
House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this month, House Republicans have advanced a measure to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat.
Western Forest Products' Port Alberni, B.C., mill closes as company seeks viable path

Western Forest Products' Port Alberni, B.C., mill closes as company seeks viable path

VANCOUVER — More than 100 workers in Port Alberni are the latest forest industry employees to face layoffs as Western Forest Products confirms it will not restart its sawmill in that Vancouver Island city.
US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's preferred inflation gauge eased further in December, and consumer spending fell — the latest evidence that the Fed's series of interest rate hikes are slowing the economy.