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OPEC inaction sends Brent to four-year low, hits stocks
LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude fell to a fresh four-year low on Friday, sending oil-related shares and currencies lower, after OPEC decided to refrain from cutting output despite a supply glut.
Oil price falls below $70 US as OPEC leaves output unchanged
OPEC's other problem-weak demand: John Kemp  Reuters
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Black Friday: Frenzied shoppers open their wallets en masse
The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening before people put down their turkey legs on American Thanksgiving.
A shopper at a Plainville, Mass., Target store early Friday morning, Nov. 28 ...  CTV News
Where and When to Shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday  ABC News
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Canada's current account deficit smallest in six years
Canada posted its narrowest current account deficit since 2008 in Q3 2014, as deficits in tourism and investment fell and non-energy exports surged, Statistics Canada reported on Thursday.
Canada Posts Narrowest Current Account Deficit Since 2008  Action Forex
Canada's Q3 current account deficit shrinks to $8.4B  Edmonton Examiner
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Alberta energy firms face harsh new reality as oil's slide steepens
Canada's energy sector faces the prospect of a lengthy downturn in oil prices and broad spending cuts after OPEC said it does not intend to cut production - a move that sent crude prices and energy shares plunging.
Alberta Producers With World's Cheapest Oil Face Cascading Woes  Bloomberg
Most actively traded companies on the TSX  Mountain View Gazette
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Why Canada may not be so innovative, anymore
TORONTO -- Viewed through the lens of patent applications, Canadians are coming up with fewer bright ideas these days, according to a new study by the C.D.
Patent application rates declining in Canada
Alberta a winner at innovation, new patent database shows  Edmonton Journal
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Ikea monkey crowdfunding launched to find him a bigger home
Darwin has outgrown his shearling coat and is in need of a new home. �We need room to grow,� says Kim Meehan, a volunteer at Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary, where the famous �Ikea monkey� has lived for the past two years.
The price to move Darwin the Ikea monkey to a new home? $490K
Ikea monkey in the market for new home
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Good news for Manitoba economy
One of the country's leading economic forecasters -- the Conference Board of Canada -- remains bullish about Manitoba's prospects for next year.
GDP Data May Show Weakening Growth in Q2: 10 Facts  NDTV
Provincial growth heading up in 2015, says Conference Board report
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Oil boom snaps, crackles and pops
A decade after the great oil boom started, what we heard from Finance Minister Ken Krawetz during his mid-year update on the 2014-15 budget Thursday can best be described as little more than a pop.
Krawetz optimistic despite falling oil prices  Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Province says budget still balanced despite sinking oil prices  CTV News
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Winnipeg's first battery-powered electric bus goes into service tomorrow
Winnipeg has zapped itself to the head of the pack of battery-electric bus service with the first battery-electric bus in regular service starting tomorrow morning on - you guessed it - route 20 Watt.
Winnipeg Transit adds four electric buses to fleet
New Flyer launches battery-electric bus pilot project in Man.
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Finance minister says low oil prices have been considered in forecasts
Finance Minister Joe Oliver says the federal government has already considered the dramatic slide in oil prices in its fiscal forecasts.
Oil price loss seen as gain for consumers: 'What is saved at the pumps ...  Financial Post
Finance Minister Oliver says low oil prices have been considered in forecasts  Calgary Herald
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