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at 00:39 on February 06, 2016, EST.

Woody Harrelson applies for Hawaii marijuana dispensary

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii's first medical marijuana dispensaries.

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at 17:18 on February 05, 2016, EST.

Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth

WASHINGTON - Consider looking past January's so-so job growth.

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at 17:04 on February 05, 2016, EST.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

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at 16:59 on February 05, 2016, EST.

TSX softens on weak oil; New York markets sharply lower on economic concerns

TORONTO - North American stock markets turned lower following two days of solid advances amid declining oil prices and renewed concerns over the U.S. economic recovery.

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at 16:20 on February 05, 2016, EST.

Smartphone company BlackBerry cutting 200 staff in Waterloo, Florida

TORONTO - BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) is laying off 200 employees in Canada and the U.S.

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at 15:36 on February 05, 2016, EST.

BHP Billiton puts up $20M for carbon capture research centre in Saskatchewan

REGINA - A multinational petroleum and mining company has invested $20 million to help establish a Saskatchewan-based centre to study carbon capture.

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at 13:59 on February 05, 2016, EST.

B.C. says economic growth keeps greenhouse gas emissions hovering at two per cent

VANCOUVER - British Columbia has released its 2014 report on industrial greenhouse gas output that says carbon dioxide emissions from waste treatment, mining and smelter have dropped.

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at 13:35 on February 05, 2016, EST.

US exports fell in 2015 for first time since recession

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit rose in December as American exports fell for a third straight month, reflecting the pressures of a stronger dollar and spreading global weakness. Those factors contributed to the first annual drop in U.S. export sales since the Great Recession shrank global trade six years ago.

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at 13:12 on February 05, 2016, EST.

Annual pace of housing starts slows in January, CMHC says

OTTAWA - The annual pace of housing starts slowed in January.

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at 12:56 on February 05, 2016, EST.

Canada among few producers to reduce oil output despite unprofitable prices

CALGARY - Consultancy Wood Mackenzie says Canadian oil producers are among the very few globally who have reduced output in the face of low oil prices.

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at 10:00 on February 05, 2016, EST.

Consider options carefully before tapping RRSP to buy a first home

OTTAWA - It's an option for many people buying their first home, but when deciding whether to tap into RRSPs, investment advisers urge caution.

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