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Sears Canada store closures expected to have little impact on RioCan

TORONTO — RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:REI.UN) says the restructuring of Sears Canada is expected to have a far smaller impact on its business than when Target closed up shop in Canada.

Norsat International shareholders vote to approve Hytera Communications deal

VANCOUVER — Norsat International Inc. (TSX:NII) says its securityholders have voted to approve a controversial takeover of the company by Chinese company Hytera Communications Co. Ltd.

France's SNCF places US$968 million order for 83 Bombardier commuter trains

MONTREAL — The French national railway company has ordered 83 train sets from Bombardier Transportation, for use by the regional commuter system that serves the Paris area.
The pain and gain of Brexit vote: British economy a year on

The pain and gain of Brexit vote: British economy a year on

LONDON — Few events outside of war can have quite as much potential impact on the economy of a country as Britain's decision a year ago to leave the European Union.
China tightens online video controls, jolting investors

China tightens online video controls, jolting investors

BEIJING — Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments on sensitive issues. The move prompted a sell-off in the U.S.-traded shares of Sina Corp.
Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end
Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday that EU citizens will not be immediately kicked out of Britain when it leaves the union and says their fate will be a top priority in Brexit negotiations — prompting guarded praise from

Dream Office REIT selling Scotia Plaza stake, other assets for $1.7 billion

TORONTO — Dream Office REIT says it has struck a deal to sell office properties for $1.

Toronto stock index rises in broad-based advance, oil prices pull ahead

TORONTO — Canada's leading stock index headed higher Thursday amid a broad-based advance, as oil prices retreated from a 10-month low the day before. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index gained 71.37 points to 15,219.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,219.90, up 71.37 points): Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down nine cents, or 3.63 per cent, to $2.39 on 10.