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Report: Europe closing in on decision to let 737 Max fly

BERLIN — Europe's aviation regulator is closing in on a decision to allow the Boeing 737 Max to return to the air after it was grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes, according to a report Friday.
US retail sales grow for 5th month in a row

US retail sales grow for 5th month in a row

NEW YORK — Retail sales rose strongly in September, the fifth straight month of growth, as Americans spent more on clothing, cars and sporting goods. U.S. retail sales jumped 1.9% last month, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Wholesale trade Statistics Canada will release wholesale trade numbers for August on Monday.
Nova Scotia offers loan program for large tourism operators hit by pandemic

Nova Scotia offers loan program for large tourism operators hit by pandemic

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is offering $50 million in loan guarantees for the province's larger tourism operators struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
US industrial production fell a sharp 0.6% in September

US industrial production fell a sharp 0.6% in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production fell 0.

AltaGas agrees to pay $715 million to double stake in midstream firm Petrogas

CALGARY — AltaGas Ltd. says it has agreed to pay $715 million in cash to privately held SAM Holdings Ltd. to double its ownership share in oil and gas liquids handling firm Petrogas Energy Corp. to 74 per cent.
Sen. Josh Hawley writing book: 'The Tyranny of Big Tech.'

Sen. Josh Hawley writing book: 'The Tyranny of Big Tech.'

NEW YORK — Sen. Josh Hawley is working on a book about one of the Missouri Republican's ongoing targets. Simon & Schuster announced Friday that Hawley's “The Tyranny of Big Tech” will be released June 21.
Manufacturing sales fall 2.0 per cent in August, Statistics Canada says

Manufacturing sales fall 2.0 per cent in August, Statistics Canada says

OTTAWA — Canadian manufacturing sales fell 2.0 per cent to $52.4 billion in August, weighed down by a drop in the transportation sector, Statistics Canada said Friday.
CP Rail to own 100% of Detroit River rail tunnel in deal with OMERS Infrastructure

CP Rail to own 100% of Detroit River rail tunnel in deal with OMERS Infrastructure

TORONTO — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. will acquire full ownership of a cross-border railway tunnel under the Detroit River through a US$312-million deal with OMERS Infrastructure. CP Rail currently owns 16.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,501.03, up 45.63 points.) Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Down $1.35, or 17.5 per cent, to $6.36 on 12.3 million shares.