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Sep 11, 2015

Gyllenhaal, Vallée tackle grief in ‘Demolition’

TORONTO (Reuters) – Jean-Marc Vallée’s latest film “Demolition,” is an intimate study of grief and the often polarizing ways people deal with it.

Vallée calls it his most “rock and roll” film to date, both for its pulsing soundtrack in a film otherwise punctuated by silence, and its often provocative and offbeat portrayal of grief.

Sep 10, 2015

Fraying Lululemon margins disappoint, shares slump 12 percent

By Solarina Ho

(Reuters) – Shares of Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc (LULU.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) tumbled on Thursday as results showed margins had narrowed due to higher costs, even as it reported consensus-beating sales and modestly raised its full-year forecasts.

Shares in the Vancouver-based company dived 12.5 percent to $56.04 by late morning. They had initially risen modestly in premarket trading on the raised forecasts and topline results before concerns over the dwindling margins set in.

Sep 4, 2015

TSX slides as rate moves uncertain following labor data

TORONTO, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
broadly on Friday as mixed employment data provided little
clarity for investors hoping to receive more guidance ahead of
this month’s central bank monetary policy meetings on both sides
of the border.

Job growth in the United States slowed in August, rising
173,000, while the unemployment rate dropped to a near
7-1/2-year low and wages accelerated. Canada unexpectedly added
12,000 new jobs last month, versus the expected decline of
4,500, but the country’s unemployment rate hit 7 percent, a
one-year high.

Sep 3, 2015

TSX rises as energy stocks bolstered by higher crude

TORONTO, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
rallied more than 1 percent on Thursday as energy stocks tracked
rebounding crude prices and markets digested this week’s
domestic economic data.

A pledge by the European Central Bank to keep monetary
policy loose helped prop up crude prices more than 3 percent,
while closed markets in China due to a public holiday also
helped stabilize the volatile commodity.

Sep 2, 2015

TSX volatile as crude whips energy stocks

TORONTO, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
seesawed on Wednesday in extremely choppy trading as energy
stocks beset by volatile crude oil prices capped gains in other

The index gyrated between positive and negative territory
throughout the morning after initially rallying more than 1
percent on China’s latest effort to soothe investors’ anxiety.
Markets are concerned about the country’s slowing growth and
what that means for the global economy.

Sep 1, 2015

TSX takes hit as China data sows more volatility

TORONTO, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
more than 2 percent on Tuesday as the latest disappointing
economic data from China spurred another round of selling in
global markets and sent commodity prices lower.

Ongoing worries over China’s impact on the global economy
resurfaced after data showed its manufacturing sector shrank at
the fastest pace in three years, while the services sector also

Aug 31, 2015

TSX slides as resources, banks drag

TORONTO, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index,
coming off a rebound last week, slumped more than 1 percent on
Monday as resource stocks resumed their slump on falling
commodity prices.

The index, which had been steadily declining since April,
sank to its lowest level since 2013 last week on investor
worries over China’s economic growth. Those concerns remain,
while excess crude supply also is weighing on crude prices.

Aug 27, 2015

TSX extends rally, up nearly 3 pct on soaring oil

TORONTO, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index jumped
nearly 3 percent on Thursday, recouping this week’s hefty
losses, as a 10 percent surge in crude oil prices fueled a rally
in energy shares and helped lead an across-the-board bounce.

U.S. crude prices vaulted 10.26 percent to settle at
$42.56 a barrel on a global rally in equity markets and an
unexpected fall in U.S. crude inventories.

Aug 27, 2015

TSX extends rally as oil prices soar

TORONTO, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index jumped
more than 2 percent on Thursday, recouping this week’s hefty
losses, as a surge in crude prices fueled a rally in energy
shares and helped lead an across-the-board bounce.

U.S. prices vaulted 6.8 percent to $41.23 a barrel
late morning on a global rally in equity markets and an
unexpected fall in U.S. crude inventories.

Aug 26, 2015

Bay St rallies in biggest gain in 7 months

TORONTO/OTTAWA, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
racked up its biggest increase in seven months on Wednesday in
another volatile session as investors dove back into shares that
had recently sold off.

The TSX, which is heavily weighted with energy stocks, has
been hit by the slide in crude prices and was caught up in the
global market rout earlier this week that was fueled by concerns
about China.

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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, and an online news editor for, and .ca. Life before Reuters included working in China and freelancing in California."
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