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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
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' boasts $45 million opening night

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' boasts $45 million opening night

LOS ANGELES — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. Disney says Friday that the eighth installment in the space franchise has earned an estimated $45 million from Thursday night showings.
Auto sector a drag on Canadian manufacturing sales in October: StatCan

Auto sector a drag on Canadian manufacturing sales in October: StatCan

TORONTO — October manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent from September following two months of increases, with much of the decline attributed to temporary shutdowns at automotive plants in Ontario, Statistics Canada reported Friday.
Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

MOSCOW — Russia and Egypt signed a deal on Friday to resume flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo starting from February, after more than a two-year break, officials announced.