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Toronto Stock Exchange's main index falls, loonie continues to strengthen

Canada's main stock index shed nearly 100 points on the final trading day of the week in a broad-based decline. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 81.31 points at 14,952.33.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (14,952.33, down 81.31 points): Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up three cents, or 1.14 per cent, to $2.66 on 6.

TMX denies reports of ban on clearing trades in cannabis firms with U.S. ties

TORONTO — The company that operates the Toronto Stock Exchange says it is talking to securities regulators about Canadian-listed cannabis companies with operations in the United States, but that there is no ban currently in place on clearing trades o

CPPIB part of group buying US power producer Calpine Corp. for US$5.6B

TORONTO — The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is part of a group of investors buying U.S. power producer Calpine Corp. for US$5.6 billion.
Taylor Swift left 'a blank space, baby' on social media

Taylor Swift left 'a blank space, baby' on social media

NEW YORK — Taylor Swift had a "blank space, baby" across social media Friday — and Swifties went wild.
Hollywood's hacking pains are bigger than movie leaks

Hollywood's hacking pains are bigger than movie leaks

NEW YORK — Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it's street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay.
Fox's James Murdoch slams Trump's Charlottesville response

Fox's James Murdoch slams Trump's Charlottesville response

NEW YORK — The CEO of 21st Century Fox denounced racism and terrorists while expressing concern over President Donald Trump's reaction to the deadly violence surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Brazil to ask for WTO panel to settle dispute over Bombardier subsidies

MONTREAL — Brazil says it will ask the World Trade Organization to establish a dispute settlement panel after consultations with Canada failed to resolve its complaint about government subsidies to aircraft manufacturer Bombardier.
Hot stock tip: Chicken Soup for the Soul

Hot stock tip: Chicken Soup for the Soul

NEW YORK — "These are the times that try men's souls," was written more than two centuries ago, but given events this week, they could have popped up in any blog or tweet in recent days.

Bombardier says Russian worker charged with bribery doesn't reflect its values

MONTREAL — Bombardier says the filing of formal criminal charges in Sweden on Friday against a railway employee doesn't reflect its values.