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US home construction up 1.9% in September to 1.4 million

US home construction up 1.9% in September to 1.4 million

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction rose a solid 1.9% in September after having fallen in the previous month, as home building continues as one of the bright spots of the economy.
6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign

6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses.

Ontario to expand blue box program, increase number of items accepted across province

TORONTO — Ontario plans to expand the list of items accepted in blue boxes as it moves to standardize recycling programs across the province.
Manitoba's COVID-19 numbers trend downward as bars and restaurants face restrictions

Manitoba's COVID-19 numbers trend downward as bars and restaurants face restrictions

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's COVID-19 numbers have started to drop somewhat following a surge last week and after restrictions were imposed on restaurants and bars.
UK, EU inch toward more Brexit talks but hurdles remain

UK, EU inch toward more Brexit talks but hurdles remain

LONDON — Britain and the European Union edged toward resuming their troubled trade talks on Monday, after the bloc's chief negotiator said he was ready to “intensify” negotiations on the legal text of an agreement.
CP Rail secures deal to move Maersk freight through ports of Vancouver and Montreal

CP Rail secures deal to move Maersk freight through ports of Vancouver and Montreal

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says it has secured an agreement with A.P. Moller-Maersk to move freight through the ports of Vancouver and Montreal.

Topaz Energy prices IPO offering at $13 per share, Tourmaline cuts secondary offering

Calgary-based Topaz Energy Corp. says it is pricing its initial public offering at the low end of the $13-to-$15 range it announced last month. The subsidiary of Calgary-based Tourmaline Oil Corp. says it expects gross proceeds of about $217.
North American stock markets fall on uncertainty over U.S. stimulus before election

North American stock markets fall on uncertainty over U.S. stimulus before election

TORONTO — North American stock markets started the trading week lower on continued uncertainty about U.S. politicians reaching a stimulus deal ahead of the approaching election.
ConocoPhillips buying Concho in $9.7B all-stock deal

ConocoPhillips buying Concho in $9.7B all-stock deal

NEW YORK — ConocoPhillips is buying shale producer Concho Resources in an all-stock deal valued at $9.7 billion, making it a major presence in the Permian Basin, the top-producing oil field in the U.S.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,274.07, down 164.68 points.) Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down 55 cents, or 1.42 per cent, to $38.31 on 10.2 million shares.