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Stock prices around the world fell on Monday ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, while oil prices rose in advance of an informal OPEC meeting in Algeria on hopes for an output cut.
OTTAWA - Canada's finance minister is hinting the federal government could take steps as early as this autumn's economic update to help the economy at a time of slower-than-expected growth.
FORT ELLIS, N.S. - Mi'kmaq protesters are blocking the entrance to a construction site near proposed underground natural gas storage caverns in Nova Scotia.
Todd Colvin, Senior Vice President at Ambrosino Brothers, joins BNN for a look at what commodities he is keeping an eye on. Add to Playlist.