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Financials help lift Toronto stocks higher, U.S. stock markets also close up

Financials help lift Toronto stocks higher, U.S. stock markets also close up

TORONTO — A broad-based rally led by the financials and health care sectors helped Canada's main stock index close higher, while U.S. markets also rose. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 52.80 points at 16,140.35 Friday to mark a 144.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,140.35, up 52.80 points). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 91 cents, or 7.63 per cent, to $12.83 on 34.8 million shares.

Ground broken for long-awaited LAX people mover system

LOS ANGELES — It's been talked about for years, and now construction is underway on a people mover to carry travellers in and out of Los Angeles International Airport.
Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia

Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia

BRUSSELS — World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia. In a tweet, U.S.
Air Canada suspends financial guidance after regulators ground 737 Max 8

Air Canada suspends financial guidance after regulators ground 737 Max 8

MONTREAL — Canada's largest airline suspended its 2019 financial guidance after regulators in Canada and the United States closed their skies to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft over safety concerns.
LL Bean pleased with 2018 performance, awards bonuses

LL Bean pleased with 2018 performance, awards bonuses

FREEPORT, Maine — L.L. Bean enjoyed a small increase in sales in the past year, enough so that it's restoring bonuses for its 5,400 eligible workers, officials said Friday. The Maine-based retailer's revenues grew by 1 per cent , nearly flat at $1.
Canadian home sales fall in February, average price down; CREA updates outlook

Canadian home sales fall in February, average price down; CREA updates outlook

The average price for homes sold last month was down 5.2 per cent from last year as the number of sales dropped to a 10-year low for the seasonally weak month of February, the Canadian Real Estate Association reported Friday.
Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 1.0 per cent in January

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 1.0 per cent in January

OTTAWA — Canadian manufacturing sales ended a streak of three consecutive months of declines as they grew more than expected in January. Statistics Canada said Friday manufacturing sales in the first month of the year rose 1.0 per cent to $57.
US industrial production rose just 0.1 per cent in February

US industrial production rose just 0.1 per cent in February

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production rose a slight 0.1 per cent in February, as an increase in utilities and mining offset the second straight monthly drop in manufacturing.
Ethiopian Airlines says analysis of flight recorders begins

Ethiopian Airlines says analysis of flight recorders begins

HEJERE, Ethiopia — Analysis of the flight recorders of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane has begun, the airline said Friday, and The New York Times reported that the pilot requested permission "in a panicky voice" to return to the airport shortly
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