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Iran strikes back at US with more reciprocal sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has sanctioned nine more U.S.-linked businesses, organizations and people over America's sanctions over its ballistic missile program.
Hawaii-bound passengers noticed unruly man before take-off

Hawaii-bound passengers noticed unruly man before take-off

HONOLULU — After landing in Honolulu on a flight from Los Angeles Friday, passengers described a midair disruption involving an unruly man whose attempts to get to the front of the jetliner prompted flight attendants and passengers to subdue him.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,458.46, up 181.26 points): DREAM Unlimited Corp. (TSX:DRM). Real estate. Up 74 cents, or 10.88 per cent, to $7.54 on 15.9 million shares.

Toronto, New York stock indexes stage rally, oil breaks $50 barrier

TORONTO — North American markets rallied ahead of the Victoria Day long weekend, with the Toronto Stock Exchange's main index recouping much of its nearly 270-point drop two days prior. The S&P/TSX composite index surged 181.26 points to 15,458.

Markets Right Now: Industrials lead US stocks broadly higher

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Industrial companies led U.S. stocks broadly higher, extending the market's modest gains from the day before.
Prospect of NAFTA rewrite gives US farmers a case of jitters

Prospect of NAFTA rewrite gives US farmers a case of jitters

WASHINGTON — A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump's presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law.
Fox News fires Bob Beckel for racially insensitive remark

Fox News fires Bob Beckel for racially insensitive remark

NEW YORK — Fox News Channel said Friday that it had fired liberal commentator Bob Beckel for making a racially insensitive remark to a black employee.

Ontario loosening solvency requirements for defined benefit pensions

TORONTO — Ontario is changing rules on workplace defined benefit pensions, including considering them to be solvent when they are 85 per cent funded.
Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy

Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange no longer is the subject of an active rape investigation in Sweden, but he remains holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London facing an unclear future because of uncertainty over whether American authorities wil

Great-West Lifeco to acquire financial services firm Financial Horizons Group

WINNIPEG — Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX:GWO) has signed a deal to acquire Financial Horizons Group, which has 30 offices across Canada. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.