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Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

LONDON — British regulators say Comcast has beat 21st Century Fox in a rare auction that allowed both sides to bid for European broadcaster Sky. After three rounds of bidding behind closed doors, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.

Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction

LONDON — Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky. The two companies are competing Saturday in a rare auction to determine which bid for Sky is the highest.

Judges signal they'll revive Sarah Palin defamation lawsuit

NEW YORK — A federal appeals panel seems poised to reinstate a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin brought against The New York Times after hearing oral arguments Friday. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S.
Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday

Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday

Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law. A credit freeze restricts access to your credit file, essentially halting anyone from opening any new credit in your name.
US agency endorses plan to block new mining near Yellowstone

US agency endorses plan to block new mining near Yellowstone

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials recommended approval on Friday of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on the forested public lands that make up Yellowstone National Park's mountainous northern boundary.
Rising oil prices haven't hurt the US economy so far

Rising oil prices haven't hurt the US economy so far

DALLAS — America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy.
Cancelling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions

Cancelling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions

ATLANTA — The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment of nearly $6 billion in federal loans.

Wild stock volatility prompts statement from DavidsTea, shares down sharply

MONTREAL — DavidsTea Inc. says it is unaware of any reasons why its shares soared nearly 60 per cent today before plummeting. Its shares reached an intra-day high of US$5.35, up US$2.00 or nearly 60 per cent from Thursday's closing price of US$3.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,224.13 up 9.38 points). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 41 cents, or 3.35 per cent, to $11.84 on 43.4 million shares.
TSX caps good week by closing higher as investors respond to pipeline action

TSX caps good week by closing higher as investors respond to pipeline action

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index capped a good week with the energy sector closing higher Friday as investors responded positively to federal action to kick-start construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
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