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Company says gas leak caused explosion at Houston-area plant

HOUSTON — Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen workers.
Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller designs Markle's sleek dress

Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller designs Markle's sleek dress

LONDON — Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy is the master British designer behind the sleek silk boat-necked gown and long billowing veil worn by Meghan Markle as she walked down the nave of St. George's Chapel for her wedding to Prince Harry.

'Commercial reasons': Walmart Canada Inc. cuts Weston Foods as bread supplier

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Walmart Canada Corp. says it's cutting Weston Foods as a bread supplier, but the retailer says the decision has nothing to do with the Competition Bureau's investigation into price-fixing.

Two Indigenous protesters ordered to end protest at fish company

VANCOUVER — Fish farming company Marine Harvest says the B-C Supreme Court has ordered two Indigenous protesters, who have occupied the company's houses and dock at Swanson Island for months, to leave by Saturday evening pending an upcoming hearing.

Judge rejects lawsuit against Fox by ex-host Andrea Tantaros

NEW YORK — A judge threw out a New York lawsuit Friday against Fox News by former host Andrea Tantaros, citing her "vague, speculative and conclusory allegations." The lawsuit U.S.

Le Chateau planning more store closures as e-commerce hits business

MONTREAL — Le Chateau Inc. says e-commerce has forced it to close 52 stores in the past two years and it plans to close another 20 this year.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,162.31, up 18.76 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 72 cents, or 10.00 per cent, to $7.92 on 11.9 million shares.
Toronto stocks close higher while U.S. stock markets mixed; Loonie moves down

Toronto stocks close higher while U.S. stock markets mixed; Loonie moves down

Canada's main stock index closed higher Friday to continue its recent streak of gains, while the loonie moved lower on modest inflation and retail numbers. The annual inflation rate cooled slightly in April to 2.

Ontario regulator warns about 5 unregistered cryptocurrency groups

TORONTO — The Ontario Securities Commission is warning the public that several groups are promoting investments in cryptocurrencies without having the necessary provincial registrations.
YouTube picks Canadian Jessie Reyez to launch new marketing blitz platform

YouTube picks Canadian Jessie Reyez to launch new marketing blitz platform

TORONTO — Canadian singer Jessie Reyez sings about her dreams of rising to the upper ranks of music and YouTube hopes its new marketing campaign will play a role getting her there.