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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,406.56, down 59.49 points ). Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up 28 cents, or 4.87 per cent, to $6.03 on 17.4 million shares.
Bank of Canada unlikely to follow Fed interest rate cut, at least for now

Bank of Canada unlikely to follow Fed interest rate cut, at least for now

The Bank of Canada is expected to stay on hold for now even after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut its interest rate Wednesday for the first time since the global financial crisis.
New Molson Coors CEO to address flat beer market by competing in spiked seltzers

New Molson Coors CEO to address flat beer market by competing in spiked seltzers

Molson Coors Brewing Co.'s newly appointed chief executive is already developing a plan to address a change in consumer tastes away from beer to compete with trendy new products like spiked seltzers and cannabis-infused drinks.
Battle over vegan cheese label is a freedom of expression issue, lawyers say

Battle over vegan cheese label is a freedom of expression issue, lawyers say

TORONTO — Vegan restaurant owner Melanie Boudens proudly excludes dairy, eggs and meat from her menu but it's still full of references to cheese, mayo, bacon and sausages.
Torstar posts Q2 loss as revenue falls, restructuring costs rise from last year

Torstar posts Q2 loss as revenue falls, restructuring costs rise from last year

TORONTO — Torstar Corp. booked a $17.4-million loss attributable to shareholders in its second quarter, as revenue dropped 11 per cent from the same time last year and restructuring expenses increased, the company reported Wednesday.
Court approves $1.1 million in fees for accountants, lawyers in QuadrigaCX collapse

Court approves $1.1 million in fees for accountants, lawyers in QuadrigaCX collapse

HALIFAX — A judge has approved more than $1.1 million in fees for lawyers and the accounting firm probing the controversial demise of the QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange.
Equipment dealer blames farm trade wars as plans for aggressive growth stall

Equipment dealer blames farm trade wars as plans for aggressive growth stall

CALGARY — Canada's largest agriculture equipment dealer says it is scrapping its aggressive growth strategy and has trimmed five per cent of its staff due it part to farmer pessimism it blames on unsolved international trade disputes.
Great-West Lifeco profits down as it reports $459 million net income

Great-West Lifeco profits down as it reports $459 million net income

TORONTO — Great-West Lifeco Inc. says profits were down in the second quarter compared with last year as it took a charge and had some investment impairments.
Canada's GDP grows 0.2 per cent in May as manufacturing rebounds: Statcan

Canada's GDP grows 0.2 per cent in May as manufacturing rebounds: Statcan

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy grew for a third consecutive month in May, rising 0.2 per cent overall as 13 of 20 sectors advanced, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday. The growth in gross domestic product was above analyst estimates of 0.

Ratings reflect paucity of mid-summer scripted TV series

NEW YORK — The CBS crime series "Instinct" finished first last week in what seems like a race to the bottom. It was the 20th most-watched program on the Nielsen company's weekly list, and the only comedy or drama scripted series to make the Top 20.