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Earnings Reports Fail To Stem TSX Drop

The Toronto stock market closed lower Wednesday despite a wave of positive Canadian earnings reports and indications that China's manufacturing slump may have bottomed out. The S&P/TSX composite index fell for a fourth day, down 30.

Museum bestows first Beaver Medals

Three men and a ship will be recognized for their contribution to the province's marine sector next month as the Maritime Museum of British Columbia hands out its first series of the S.S. Beaver Medal.

U.K. women win equal-pay dispute

Cooks, cleaners and dozens of other female workers won a key equal-pay ruling at Britain's High Court in a case which lawyers say will effectively extend the amount of time people in this country have to file such claims.

Tofino-Long Beach chamber clarifies pipeline position

The B.C. Chamber of Commerce is brushing off criticism from some members over the organization's support for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. In an interview, B.C.
Prison term, $7-billion bill for French trader

Prison term, $7-billion bill for French trader

The Paris appeals court on Wednesday ordered former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel to spend three years in prison and pay back a staggering $7 billion in damages for one of the biggest trading frauds in history.

Orr Butchers closes three stores

After 34 years, Ronald Orr and Son Family Butcher has closed its doors for good. Hand-written signs thanking customers for their patronage over the years appeared on the doors of the family-owned stores in Brentwood Bay, Sidney and Saanich.

Canfor reports loss of $4.6M

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. reported a net third-quarter loss of $4.6 million, or $0.06 per share. Lower shipments, restructuring costs and one-time costs associated with new five-year collective labour agreements were contributing factors.

Pine beetles hit Prairie province

Saskatchewan is trying to stop the spread of the mountain pine beetle by hiring a B.C. company to help cut, pile and burn infested trees in the province's southwest.

Emaar profits dip

The Dubai-based developer of the world's tallest building reported a drop in net profit, citing a seasonal slowdown, but said the balance sheet for the year remained strong. Emaar Properties reported a 4.
Apple won't start price war with debut of iPad Mini

Apple won't start price war with debut of iPad Mini

Bigger screen and higher price tag than rival tablets on the market