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Kraft in talks to buy Europe's Unilever

Kraft in talks to buy Europe's Unilever

NEW YORK — U.S. food giant Kraft Heinz Co. confirmed that it's made an offer to buy Europe's Unilever and been rejected. The company said Friday that talks are ongoing, but that no deal can be assured.
Global shares slip after Wall Street fall and Samsung arrest

Global shares slip after Wall Street fall and Samsung arrest

TOKYO — Global shares slipped Friday following a drop on Wall Street as the stronger dollar sent Japanese issues lower and the arrest of an executive at Samsung weighed on Korean stocks. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slipped nearly 0.

Saskatchewan's biggest union will fight unpaid days off for workers

REGINA — Saskatchewan's biggest union says a possible plan to force public servants to take unpaid time off won't solve the province's financial woes. Finance Minister Kevin Doherty has floated the idea as a way to help lower the province's $1.
'Day Without Immigrants': Protest closes restaurants in US

'Day Without Immigrants': Protest closes restaurants in US

PHILADELPHIA — The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation's capital closed for the day.
Tea party gains voice in Trump's Cabinet with budget chief

Tea party gains voice in Trump's Cabinet with budget chief

WASHINGTON — The tea party wing of the GOP gained a voice in President Donald Trump's Cabinet on Thursday when Mick Mulvaney was sworn in as director of the White House budget office.
Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labour secretary

Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labour secretary

WASHINGTON — Seeking a surer bet to fill out his Cabinet, President Donald Trump on Thursday moved quickly to name law school dean Alexander Acosta as his new choice for labour secretary — a day after Andrew Puzder abruptly withdrew from consideratio

Toronto stock market closes at another record amid deluge of earnings

TORONTO — Canada's main stock market eked out a small gain to close at a record high Thursday for the fifth day in a row, as a number of corporate heavyweights reported their latest round of earnings results.

Lawyer: Client subpoenaed in Fox federal securities inquiry

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors recently subpoenaed a former Fox News employee to testify before a grand jury investigating how 21st Century Fox Inc. handled a sexual harassment scandal, according to her lawyer.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (up 19.22 points to 15,864.17, a record high) : Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down eight cents, or 3.10 per cent, to $2.

Markets Right Now: US indexes pull back, end mixed

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks ended mostly lower, ending the longest winning streak in more than three years for the Standard & Poor's 500 index.