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Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

WASHINGTON — Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth.

Rules protecting coal miners' dust exposure up for review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three years after the Obama administration lowered the allowable limits for miners' exposure to coal dust, the Trump administration has brought the standards up for review.

Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES — The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred
Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

WASHINGTON — After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval to give President

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,041.98, up 25.52 points) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Unchanged at $3.07 on 14.1 million shares. Enbridge Inc.
Linamar stock has best day in weeks in wake $1.2-billion of MacDon deal

Linamar stock has best day in weeks in wake $1.2-billion of MacDon deal

GUELPH, Ont. — Linamar Corp. stock jumped nearly 12 per cent, following its agreement to buy Winnipeg-based agriculture equipment maker MacDon Industries Ltd. for $1.2 billion. Linamar (TSX:LNR) stock rose 11.50 per cent or $7.48 to close at $72.

Toronto stock index shows moderate gain in broad-based advance, loonie down

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index moved forward today in a broad-based advance, while those on Wall Street closed at record highs. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index gained 25.52 points to 16,041.
CSX Corp. says president and CEO Hunter Harrison on medical leave

CSX Corp. says president and CEO Hunter Harrison on medical leave

Shares in Florida-based railroad CSX Corp. plunged by as much as 9.9 per cent Friday morning after it announced president and CEO Hunter Harrison is on medical leave due to what it calls "unexpected complications from a recent illness.
White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

WASHINGTON — The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure.
EU sees new 'dramatically difficult' phase in Brexit talks

EU sees new 'dramatically difficult' phase in Brexit talks

BRUSSELS — With British Prime Minister Theresa May already back home, European Union leaders stood united Friday in saluting the outcome of the first phase of Brexit negotiations, but warned London it will be "dramatically difficult" to get a full de