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Ontario government to set up new regulator for home builders, replacing Tarion

TORONTO — The Ontario government will be setting up a stand-alone regulator to oversee the province's home builders.
Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit

Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission, the bank announced Tuesday.

Union calls for government help to media industry after CTV layoffs

TORONTO — A union representing more than 12,000 of Canada's media workers is calling on the federal government to help support local news after CTV announced layoffs in three cities in Ontario.

Toronto stock index gains on higher energy prices while loonie dips

TORONTO — Rising oil prices helped lift Canada's largest stock index higher Tuesday, while the Dow Jones average snapped an eight-day losing streak amid strong consumer confidence and renewed optimism about U.S.
US stock indexes close higher as consumer confidence gains

US stock indexes close higher as consumer confidence gains

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stock indexes sharply higher Tuesday, snapping an eight-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average. The rally was broad, with materials and industrial companies among the biggest gainers.

Shares of lender Home Capital plunge nearly 10 per cent after CEO fired

TORONTO — Shares of Home Capital Group closed at their lowest level in months, plunging nearly 10 per cent Tuesday, a day after the mortgage lender fired its president and CEO.
States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,598.57, up 92.35 points): Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Down six cents, or 0.81 per cent, to $7.39 on 16.7 million shares.

Barrick, Goldcorp to join forces to co-develop projects in northern Chile

TORONTO — Two of Canada's biggest gold companies are creating a new joint venture to advance several mining projects clustered in northern Chile. The joint venture will be owned equally by Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp.
Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary DeVos promote STEM careers

Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary DeVos promote STEM careers

WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday exhorted young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, saying those fields will provide the jobs and innovation for the future.