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at 10:40 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Sales of new US homes tick up 0.2 pct. in September; revisions wipe away much of August surge

WASHINGTON - U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.

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at 10:27 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Stocks up at end of positive week, indexes continue to recover from selloff

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market registered a small gain Friday at the end of what is shaping up to be a positive week as share prices continue to recover from a sharp selloff this month.

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at 10:17 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Procter & Gamble to split off its Duracell business as part of overhaul

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company.

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at 10:03 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Chiquita shareholders reject plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.

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at 09:23 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

A royal tweet: Queen removes glove, types on touchscreen to send 1st tweet

LONDON - The Queen has sent her first tweet — and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."

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at 08:47 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Conservatives introduce thick budget bill that includes unrelated items

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has introduced another mammoth omnibus budget bill that includes a grab-bag of measures, ranging from tax breaks for beekeepers to provisions banning cable companies from charging for paper bills.

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at 08:33 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Canadian dollar higher amid Ebola concerns, Federal Reserve speculation

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was higher Friday with markets cautious amid the first case of the Ebola virus reported in New York city and ahead of key economic happenings next week, including the Federal Reserve's next interest rate announcement.

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at 08:15 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Google's Kitchener, Ont. team helps rethink Gmail with mobile-inspired redesign

TORONTO - Google's Gmail has been given a new mobile-friendly look, and if users really like it, it could permanently replace the familiar, old-fashioned interface.

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at 08:09 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Enbridge stands ground, tells National Energy Board that Line 9 design is safe

CALGARY - Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) insists in a regulatory filing that its design for the Line 9 pipeline through southern Ontario has the right shut-off valve configuration to minimize the risk to waterways and reservoirs in the event of a rupture.

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at 07:14 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Shakira partners with Fisher-Price to release baby toys, launches Web series for young moms

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms.

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at 18:54 on October 23, 2014, EDT.

No need for Kinder Morgan to register as third party advertiser: Elections BC

VANCOUVER - Elections BC says energy giant Kinder Morgan does not need to register as a third-party advertiser in the province's civic election campaign.

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