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Closing Bell: TSX closes flat amid earnings news, strong manufacturing data
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market hardly changed Thursday despite encouraging Chinese manufacturing data and strong earnings reports.
CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends flat as solid earnings drive trade action  Reuters
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SNC's Candu poised to be world player
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.'s Candu Energy signed an agreement Thursday with Chinese General Nuclear Power Group to build two reactors in Romania, in a deal that could lead to a host of global infrastructure projects between the Canadian company and the ...
SNC-Lavalin signs MOU with the CNNC to develop project opportunities in ...  Wall Street Journal
Canadian and Chinese companies partner to build nuclear reactors in Romania  Times Colonist
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TransForce bids to acquire Ontario trucking company Contrans for $495 million
MONTREAL - TransForce Inc. (TSX:TFI) has a friendly offer to acquire Contrans Group Inc. (TSX:CSS) for $495 million in cash. The board of Contrans, a trucking company based in Woodstock, Ont.
TransForce signs agreement to acquire Contrans Group Inc.  Wall Street Journal
TransForce Announces 2014 Second Quarter Results  Stockhouse
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Fresh foods give Loblaw a sales boost
Loblaw Cos. Ltd. is enjoying a sales lift from focusing more on fresh foods despite pinched margins from not being able to raise prices enough to cover steeper wholesale costs.
Loblaw's fresh approach giving it a big edge in heated grocery battle  Financial Post
Big grocers absorbing some 'shock' of higher meat, veggie prices
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Bombardier shakeup means more 'accountability'
The shakeup at Bombardier Inc.'s aerospace division appears to be a step in the right direction, but it also raises concerns that there's more bad news is to come, some analysts say.
Loss of 1800 Bombardier jobs painful but is positive for company: analysts  Montreal Gazette
Bombardier Aerospace CEO retires amid restructuring that will see 1800 jobs cut  Vancouver Sun
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Despite a profit hit, momentum seen in Rogers report
For Rogers Communications Inc., success lies in pulling off a tricky feat: keeping customers happy without resorting to deep discounting or promotions.
UPDATE 2-Canada's Rogers protects wireless margin, growth slips  Reuters
Rogers Profit Meets Estimates Amid Turnaround Plan  Bloomberg
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Loonie rises amid strong European, Chinese manufacturing data
The Canadian dollar was slightly higher Thursday amid rising metal prices and strong manufacturing reports from China and Europe. The loonie was up 0.02 of a cent to 93.23 cents US amid a dearth of domestic economic data.
Loonie lower, IMF cuts growth forecast; Chinese manufacturing data improves  Times Colonist
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What happens when Repsol tells analysts, 'Don't ask about Talisman'
You have to hand it to the analysts who follow Spain's Repsol SA - they're an obedient bunch. In a conference call held on Thursday to discuss the Spanish oil company's second-quarter results, chief financial officer Miguel Martinez kicked off the question ...
Talisman approached by Spain's Repsol about possible takeover  Toronto Star
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Starbucks profit rises as new food, drinks help drive sales
NEW YORK, N.Y.�Starbucks said Thursday that its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other new menu items helped boost sales at its U.S.
Starbucks sales in Americas region up slightly more than expected  Reuters
Starbucks profit rises on stronger sales  Sky News Australia
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Scotiabank settles lawsuit with 15000 employees over unpaid overtime claims
The Bank of Nova Scotia has reached a proposed settlement in a massive class action that had alleged the bank denied overtime to as many as 15,000 current and former retail branch employees.
Settlement reached in Scotiabank overtime case involving retail branch workers  Toronto Star
Scotiabank settles class action on overtime pay  The Globe and Mail
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