TORONTO - A drop in energy stocks helped push the Toronto stock market slightly lower Monday as traders brace for a heavy slate of earnings reports this week, particularly from the resource sector.
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Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR), in agreeing to acquire Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) for about $8.5 billion, is capitalizing on Americans' lingering thriftiness following the worst economic slump since the Great Depression.
The European Commission signalled it will try to impose rules on virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, after the bloc's banking regulator ordered lenders to shun them.
Ottawa hopes to raise a minimum of $97.5-million from the 30 megahertz of AWS spectrum set aside for new entrants in its upcoming auction, set for March 2015.