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Toronto stock index lower on sharp drop in gold prices as bullion retreats US$10

TORONTO — Canada's largest stock index was relatively flat Monday as falling commodities prices outweighed gains in the health-care and consumer sectors. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index shed 3.54 points to 15,316.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,316.02, down 3.54 points): Red Eagle Mining Corp. (TSX:R). Miner. Down 14 cents, or 31.82 per cent, to 30 cents on 6.4 million shares.

Penn West name change approved; company plans growth with controlled spending

CALGARY — The CEO of Penn West Petroleum (TSX:PWT) says the oil and gas producer is changing more than its name as it looks to turn its back on its high-spending past and instead pursue affordable growth with spending budgets tightly tied to commodit

Vancouver's electric car owners to see fees for using city-owned charge stations

VANCOUVER — An electric vehicle pilot program set to be introduced in Vancouver could be a jolt in the wallet for drivers of battery-powered cars.
UK's May makes deal she needs to govern, but critics abound

UK's May makes deal she needs to govern, but critics abound

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May forged a deal with a Northern Ireland party Monday that should give her struggling minority government enough votes to get her agenda endorsed, but at a high cost: more than 1 billion pounds in new funds for Northe
Theresa May details post-Brexit plans for EU citizens in UK

Theresa May details post-Brexit plans for EU citizens in UK

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May tried Monday to reassure European Union citizens living in Britain that their lives and those of their family will not be disrupted when Britain leaves the EU in 2019.
London's fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

London's fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

LONDON — The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy.
Disgruntled U.S. Tim Hortons franchisees follow Canadian example, form alliance

Disgruntled U.S. Tim Hortons franchisees follow Canadian example, form alliance

TORONTO — A group representing Tim Hortons franchisees who are unhappy with the management of the coffee-and-doughnut chain says it now has a U.S. chapter, a development that could put further pressure on the parent company.

Cyprus signs deal to build 'Europe's largest casino'

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus signed a deal Monday for the construction of what officials say will be Europe's biggest casino.
After Greek and Icelandic, is French the next trendy yogurt?

After Greek and Icelandic, is French the next trendy yogurt?

NEW YORK — There's Greek yogurt, Icelandic yogurt and Australian yogurt. Now, the U.S. maker of Yoplait is hoping to revive its declining sales by marketing yet another culture in the yogurt section.