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Jul 27, 2015

TSX slides 1 percent, beaten down by China, commodities rout

TORONTO, July 27 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
on Monday, in a broad rout that tracked global equities, which
fell on the heels of a more than 8 percent plunge in Chinese
stocks.

The declines were led by the heavily weighted energy and
financial sectors, which were down 1.7 percent and 1.3 percent,
respectively.

Jul 24, 2015

TSX drops on weak oil; golds rebound

TORONTO, July 24 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
on Friday as weak oil prices dragged down shares of energy
producers, offsetting a rebound by gold-mining shares.

The benchmark index declined for a sixth straight session
and is down about 3 percent so far this year.

Jul 24, 2015

TSX extends slide on commodities rout, earnings

TORONTO, July 24 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
on Friday as a rout in commodity prices pushed mining and energy
stocks toward deeper losses, while disappointing earnings and
some profit taking also added to the declines.

“What we’re into here is a bit of a malaise as concerns
build about the economy in Canada … and the state of the
global commodities,” said Michael Sprung, president at Sprung
Investment Management Inc.

Jul 23, 2015

TSX slides for fifth day, but earnings temper losses

TORONTO, July 23 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index was
headed for its fifth straight decline on Thursday as losses by
the main financials, energy and materials sectors offset gains
from companies reporting positive quarterly results.

U.S. crude prices were mostly flat but remained below $50 a
barrel, levels that kept the pressure on energy shares, which
were down 1.0 percent.

Jul 22, 2015

TSX drops on commodities prices, but off early lows

TORONTO, July 22 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
on Wednesday, but was well off session lows, as weakness in
heavily weighted bank, oil, and mining shares continued to
pressure the market.

Oil prices dropped as U.S. inventories rose, with U.S crude
prices down 1.2 percent at $50.25 a barrel, while Brent
crude lost 0.7 percent to $56.64.

Jul 20, 2015

Costco, Sam’s Club, others halt photo sites over possible breach

TORONTO, July 20 (Reuters) – Costco Wholesale Corp,
Sam’s Club and a handful of other large retailers have
disabled their online photo printing stores in recent days, on
concerns about a possible data breach at PNI Digital Media,
which manages and/or hosts photo services sites.

Last week CVS Health Corp disabled its CVSphoto.com
site, and the week before Walmart Canada’s
walmartphotocentre.ca took a similar action after it was
informed that customer credit card data had been potentially
compromised.

Jul 20, 2015

TSX slumps more than 1 percent in gold, oil rout

TORONTO, July 20 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
closed sharply lower on Monday, in a broad-based rout led by a
massive plunge in gold mining and energy shares, hurt by a sharp
retreat in commodity prices.

Gold plunged more than 4 percent to five-year lows as
sellers in New York and China, a top consumer, dumped the
precious metal. With the greenback strengthening ahead of an
expected interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year,
investors have been moving away from holding safe-haven gold.

Jul 20, 2015

TSX slides as gold miners slammed by tumbling bullion price

TORONTO, July 20 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
on Monday as tumbling gold miners, hurt by a slump in bullion
prices to five-year-lows, led the retreat.

Gold prices plunged some 4 percent, falling below
$1,100 an ounce at one point, as sellers in China, a top
consumer, dumped the precious metal. With the greenback
strengthening ahead of an expected U.S. interest rate hike by
the Federal Reserve this year, investors have been moving away
from holding safe-haven gold.

Jul 17, 2015

TSX drops on profit-taking, lower oil prices

TORONTO, July 17 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
on Friday as crude prices dropped and investors took profits
following five straight days of gains.

The benchmark TSX index had climbed more than 3 percent over
the previous five sessions, with heavily weighted financial
shares accounting for much of the gain.

Jul 17, 2015

Mocked no more badminton finds Pan Am home in Toronto

TORONTO (Reuters) – Badminton may be seen as an oft-mocked pastime to many North Americans, but at this year’s Pan American Games in Toronto, where there are an estimated 20,000 badminton-playing enthusiasts, the sport is right at home.

    Tickets for the medal games sold out at the start of the year, surprising even those close to the sport, while the preliminary rounds this week drew large, diverse and exuberant crowds.

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      "I am a Canadian transportation, retail and markets correspondent. I occasionally moonlight in entertainment and lifestyle news. I was formerly a homepage editor for Reuters.com, and an online news editor for Reuters.com, .co.uk and .ca. Life before Reuters included working in China and freelancing in California."
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