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French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

PARIS — Thousands of yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations, trying to re-energize supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement's ranks.
Trump sets up abortion obstacles, barring clinic referrals

Trump sets up abortion obstacles, barring clinic referrals

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in court.

3 UK Cabinet ministers may break with PM May over Brexit

LONDON — Three senior British Cabinet ministers suggested Saturday they may break with Prime Minister Theresa May and back amendments to delay Brexit unless a deal is agreed to in the next week.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,031.01, up 12.15 points) Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) Basic Materials. Down 61 cents, or 4.01 per cent, to $14.60 on 11.7 million shares.
Newmont Mining shares rise after Barrick Gold confirms it's looking at merger

Newmont Mining shares rise after Barrick Gold confirms it's looking at merger

TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. shares fell 2.4 per cent Friday after it confirmed reports that it has "reviewed the opportunity" to merge with rival Newmont Mining Corp.
Major North American stock markets rebound; Loonie, oil move higher

Major North American stock markets rebound; Loonie, oil move higher

Major North American indices rebounded at the end of the week as investors regained confidence after closing in the red the day before. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 12.15 points to 16,031.01.
SNC-Lavalin CEO sick of being used as a 'puck in a political hockey game'

SNC-Lavalin CEO sick of being used as a 'puck in a political hockey game'

MONTREAL — Amid an ongoing scandal that has rocked the Liberal government in Ottawa, the head of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. said he's tired of seeing his employees "used as a puck in a political hockey game." "Frankly, they don't deserve it.
Quebecor's TVA to buy Incendo as part of expansion into English-language markets

Quebecor's TVA to buy Incendo as part of expansion into English-language markets

MONTREAL — Quebecor's TVA Group has an agreement to buy the Incendo group, a Montreal-based producer and distributor of television programs for international markets, for about $19.5 million.
Magna says tariffs still a problem, but USMCA could eventually give it a leg up

Magna says tariffs still a problem, but USMCA could eventually give it a leg up

The head of Magna International Inc. says U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum continue to dent the auto parts maker, but suggested President Donald Trump's move to rev up production lines on U.S. soil could give it an advantage.
Royal Bank hikes dividend as it reports $3.2B net income in first quarter

Royal Bank hikes dividend as it reports $3.2B net income in first quarter

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada hiked its dividend and delivered a five per cent bump in quarterly profits despite "challenging market conditions" that weighed on some divisions and higher loan losses due to a "fallen angel" in the U.S.