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CALGARY - John Baird continues to deepen his ties with corporate Canada.

MEXICO CITY - Export-oriented commercial farms in Mexico's Baja California state say they have offered farm workers a 15-per cent wage increase to end a two-week-old strike.

But leaders of the farmwo

The animated alien adventure "Home" landed in first place at the weekend box office.

DreamWorks' latest animated offering featuring the voices of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin

SALT LAKE CITY - A former FBI agent accused of derailing a fraud investigation by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source has been sentenced to 10 years.

Retired New York agent

U.S. stock indexes closed sharply higher on Monday following encouraging news on consumer spending and home sales. Energy stocks and banks notched some of the biggest gains.

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (14,908.39, up 95.97 points):

St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX:SAS). Miner.

RICHMOND, Va.

OMAHA, Neb. - BNSF railroad has started taking additional safety measures for crude oil shipments because of four recent high-profile derailments in the U.S.

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver will huddle with private-sector economists early next month to prepare for his pre-election budget — a blueprint set for release as the oil slump forces experts to

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

NYSE

Norcraft Companies Inc.