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  • B.C. government gives environmental green light to three LNG projects

    The Canadian Press 0

    VICTORIA – Three proposed multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas projects in northern B.C. have been awarded the environmental green light by the provincial government. The ministries of Environment and Natural Gas Development now have environmental assessment certificates for two pipelines and one export facility. The Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission pipeline and the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission

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  • Focus on the Markets

    The Canadian Press 0

    The Canadian dollar closed at 88.87 cents U-S, up 29-100ths from Monday’s close. The S-and-P/T-S-X composite index was up 58.24 points to 15,073.65. Volume at 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time was 434.80 (m) million shares. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 2.96 points to 17,814.94. The Standard-and-Poor’s 500 index was down 2.38 points to 2,067.03.

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  • Anti-pipeline grandma willing to go to jail by violating B.C. court order

    The Canadian Press 0

    BURNABY, B.C. – An 84-year-old retired librarian says she’s willing to violate a court injunction and go to jail as she and other anti-pipeline protesters take a stand against fossil fuels by interfering with survey work in Burnaby, B.C. Barbara Grant joined activists near Burnaby Mountain on Tuesday to demonstrate against Kinder Morgan’s proposed plan

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  • A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Nov. 17-23

    The Associated Press 0

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 17-23. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: various teams, CBS, 26.36 million. 2. NFL Football: Dallas at N.Y. Giants, NBC, 22.38 million. 3. “NCIS,” CBS, 18.1 million. 4. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 17.19 million. 5. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 16.86 million. 6. “Sunday Night

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  • Alimentation Couche-Tard Q2 profit surges 25 per cent to US$286.4 million

    Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press 0

    MONTREAL – Alimentation Couche-Tard’s net income surged 25 per cent to US$286.4 million in the second quarter of its fiscal year despite a dip in revenues blamed largely on a higher U.S. dollar. The Quebec-based convenience store operator, which reports in U.S. currency, says profits excluding one-time charges were $313 million or 55 cents per

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  • BC Ferries expects to save millions by converting largest vessels to LNG by 2018

    The Canadian Press 0

    VICTORIA – BC Ferries plans to convert its two largest vessels to liquefied natural gas in an effort to save fuel costs after sinking $126 million into marine diesel fuel last year. The company announced Tuesday that it has the BC Ferries commissioner’s approval to upgrade the Swartz Bay-to-Tsawwassen route ships. BC Ferries says it

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  • US bank earnings rose 7.3 per cent in 3Q, helped by loan growth and higher revenue

    The Associated Press and Ken Sweet, The Associated Press 0

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. bank earnings rose 7.3 per cent in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and continued to lend out more money, which help drive up revenue. The data issued Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed a robust picture as the banking industry continues

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  • In this Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 photo, a customer shops at the new Century 21 Department Store in Philadelphia. The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for November on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    US consumer confidence slips in November after October surge

    Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press 0

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer confidence fell in November following a big gain the previous month, as Americans became less bullish about the economy and jobs. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 88.7 in November, down from a seven-year high of 94.5 in October. Conference Board economist Lynn Franco said

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  • Stocks open higher following strong US economic growth figures

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stocks are opening higher after news that the U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 per cent annual rate in the July-September quarter. The rate of growth reported by the government early Tuesday was even faster than first estimated. The expansion gave the U.S. its strongest six months of growth

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  • Retail sales up 0.8 per cent in September, Statistics Canada says

    The Canadian Press 0

    OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says retail sales headed higher in September rising 0.8 per cent to $42.8 billion. Economists had expected a gain of 0.5 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters. The federal agency says the increase was largely as a result of higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers. Without those, sales were

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