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at 18:40 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Alberta's Notley says budget plan is working but she'll alter if need be

EDMONTON — Premier Rachel Notley says her government will stick with its economic plan despite a budget deficit of almost $11 billion, but will alter course if necessary.

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at 20:02 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

The colonel's secret recipe revealed? Not so fast, says KFC

NEW YORK — Has Colonel Sanders' nephew inadvertently revealed to the world the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices behind KFC's fried chicken empire?

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at 18:14 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Appeal court to hear Trader Joe's suit involving B.C. man reselling groceries

SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. court has the authority to hear a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe's against a man who buys the company's products and resells them in Vancouver at Pirate Joe's, a store designed to mimic a real Trader Joe's, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

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at 18:06 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Airbnb host recruitment campaign aggressive, says Vancouver councillor

Vancouver's rental vacancy rate remains critically low, so the latest recruitment campaign from Airbnb concerns councillor George Affleck.

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at 17:58 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Bombardier hands out pink slips, as part of effort to cut 7,000 workers

MONTREAL — Bombardier handed out pink slips Friday to aerospace employees in Montreal as part of its efforts announced in February to trim 7,000 workers over two years.

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at 17:28 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Quebec coalition of businesses and unions in favour of Energy East pipeline

MONTREAL — A coalition of business groups and large unions came out together in defence of TransCanada's Energy East pipeline project Friday and said it will spur economic development and job creation.

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at 17:07 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

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 16:09 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Trudeau wants to engage on trade, investment and human rights with China

SAGUENAY, Que. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says breathing new life into Canada's relationship with China will allow his government bolster economic trade while pushing the east Asian country to do better on delicate issues like its record on human rights.

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at 15:31 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Billionaire Richard Branson survives bike crash

LONDON — Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said Friday he thought he was going to die after flying head first off his bicycle in the British Virgin Islands.

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at 14:30 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

BlackBerry restructures debt to cut interest costs, signs deal with Fairfax

WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) announced a plan to restructure its debt and cut its interest costs.

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at 14:26 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Ottawa runs $1B deficit in first quarter, down from $5B surplus last year

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of $1.0 billion for the first quarter of its fiscal year, down from a surplus of $5.0 billion in the same period last year though "broadly consistent" with projections in the 2016-17 budget, the Finance Department said Friday.

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