... * Putin breaks silence on rouble problems this week. * Economic problems threaten Putin's standing. * Former ally says he should work out "exit strategy" (Adds new EU sanctions, Mogherini in paragraphs 7-9).
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market was higher for a third day Thursday as investors continued to pick over stocks crushed during the course of a severe sell-off sparked by falling oil prices.
A moratorium on all forms of hydraulic fracturing in New Brunswick is being put in place by Brian Gallant's government. The bill to impose the moratorium is to be introduced in the legislature on Thursday afternoon.
... * Transaction valued at about $861 mln, excluding debt. * Deal to expand Couche-Tard's presence in U.S.. * More consolidation expected in industry - analyst.
CALGARY - At an energy conference last month, Enbridge Inc. CEO Al Monaco was bemused so many people turned out to hear what he and other pipeline bosses had to say.