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Wed, Dec 12th, 2018
The Latest: US suspects China in Marriott data breach

WASHINGTON — The Latest on cyber threats from China (all times local):

5 charged with running massive movie piracy ring

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles federal grand jury has indicted five men who allegedly ran an international piracy ring that offered hundreds of stolen movies and TV shows online, including "Fifty Shades...

Italy lowers deficit in revised budget to avoid EU sanctions

MILAN — Italy lowered its proposed deficit to just over 2 per cent of GDP in a revised budget submitted Wednesday to the EU Commission in a bid to avoid costly sanctions.

UK's May wins no-confidence vote by MPs unhappy over Brexit

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a political crisis over her Brexit deal Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of...

Trump comments upend US approach to Huawei, trade talks

WASHINGTON — The United States and China have taken pains this week to emphasize that their trade talks are entirely separate from the U.S. case against a top Chinese technology executive. But with a...

States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales

BILLINGS, Mont. — Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast reserves of the fuel that...

Bausch Health looks to make first acquisition in more than three years

LAVAL, Que. — Bausch Health Companies Inc. is looking to make its first acquisition in more than three years after focusing efforts on reducing its debt and dealing with highly damaging legacy issues....

BHC.TO : 32.27 (+4.40%)
Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

WASHINGTON — After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs...

United CEO: No more pilot training needed on new Boeing jet

DALLAS — The CEO of United Airlines says his pilots don't need any additional training on the new Boeing jet that is at the centre of the investigation into a deadly crash in Indonesia. Oscar Munoz says...

Mississauga, Markham opt out of hosting retail cannabis stores

Two Toronto-area municipalities have decided not to allow brick-and-mortar cannabis stores within their boundaries.

Business Highlights


Most actively traded companies on the TSX

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

ACB.TO : 8.15 (+2.77%)
APHA.TO : 7.78 (-5.12%)
BBD-B.TO : 2.25 (+3.21%)
BTE.TO : 2.26 (+1.80%)
ECA.TO : 8.43 (+2.06%)
MFC.TO : 19.97 (+0.60%)
WJA.TO : 19.23 (+4.74%)
North American markets close higher on positive outlook for U.S.-China trade deal

TORONTO — North American markets all closed higher on a broad-based rally fuelled by positive geopolitical news on Wednesday.

Regulator schedules hearings for B.C. LNG natural gas pipeline challenge

CALGARY — The National Energy Board is scheduling hearings over the next three months to consider a jurisdictional challenge of the approval of a pipeline needed to supply natural gas to the recently...

TRP.TO : 53.28 (+0.87%)
'David and Goliath' battle prompted predatory pricing probe into WestJet: Flair CEO

MONTREAL — Flair Airlines chief executive Jim Scott says predatory pricing and scheduling by rival WestJet Airlines Ltd. placed his budget carrier in jeopardy, as a “David and Goliath” battle over...

Study: Valve hole set off refinery blast, fire in Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wis. — A hole in a valve was cited as the source of an explosion at a Husky Energy refinery in northwestern Wisconsin last spring that injured 36 people and required the evacuation of a large...

California mulls texting fee to help poor people get phones

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

U.S. stocks couldn't hang on to a big gain Wednesday, but they still finished broadly higher as technology and health care companies rose. That helped reverse some of the market's big losses from the week...

Deutsche Bank, United Rentals and Twitter surge

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:

Governor: Norfolk Southern moving headquarters to Atlanta

ATLANTA — Railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp. is moving its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta, bringing with it 850 jobs and more than $500 million in economic investment, Georgia Gov....

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 +0.71%) this morning are up +0.73% and European stocks are up +1.32% on optimism for the U.S.-China trade outlook. The CFO of Huawei Technologies was granted bail in Canada and President Trump said ... Read More

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Black Hills Corp (BKH)

The Barchart Chart of the Day is the electric utility Black Hill Corp (BKH). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart feature to review the...
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