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House intel chief says Facebook working on election threats

House intel chief says Facebook working on election threats

WASHINGTON — The head of the House Intelligence Committee said Friday he has been assured by the CEO of Facebook that the company is working on ways to prevent foreign actors from disrupting next year's elections. Rep.

Microsoft: Free Windows 7 security updates for 2020 election

WASHINGTON — Microsoft said Friday it will offer free security updates through the 2020 election in the United States — and in other interested democratic countries with national elections next year — for federally certified voting systems running on
Toronto stock market hits fourth record high in a week, U.S. markets fall

Toronto stock market hits fourth record high in a week, U.S. markets fall

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed at its fourth record high of the week on Friday to defy decreases in the U.S. over renewed trade concerns. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 41.34 points at 16,899.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,899.69, up 41.34 points.) Roxgold Inc. (TSX:ROXG). Materials. Unchanged at $1.21 on 24.3 million shares. Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE).
New LNG technology developed at University of Calgary touted as greener, cheaper

New LNG technology developed at University of Calgary touted as greener, cheaper

CALGARY — University of Calgary researchers focused on nanotechnology say they have developed a cheaper and more environmentally friendly way to create liquefied natural gas.
2 Federal Reserve officials highlight deep divisions

2 Federal Reserve officials highlight deep divisions

WASHINGTON — Two Federal Reserve officials who dissented from this week's quarter-point rate cut on Friday highlighted the current deep divisions at the central bank.
23 states sue Trump to keep California's auto emission rules

23 states sue Trump to keep California's auto emission rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California and 22 other states sued Friday to stop the Trump administration from revoking the authority of the nation's most populous state to set emission standards for cars and trucks.
Hudson's Bay Co. closing its 15 Hudson's Bay stores in the Netherlands

Hudson's Bay Co. closing its 15 Hudson's Bay stores in the Netherlands

TORONTO — Hudson's Bay Co. is closing its 15 Hudson's Bay stores in the Netherlands, as well as its e-commerce site and headquarters in the country by the end of the year.
HELOCs, refinancing helped fuel spending, Bank of Canada researchers say

HELOCs, refinancing helped fuel spending, Bank of Canada researchers say

Canadian homeowners who accessed their home equity through a loan or refinancing helped fuel household spending in recent years, according to research by staff at the Bank of Canada.

Choice Properties REIT selling portfolio of 30 properties for $426 million

TORONTO — Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust has signed a deal to sell 30 properties in mostly smaller communities across Canada for $426 million. The buyer was not immediately identified.
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