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at 10:57 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Ottawa should be wary of turning surplus into tax cuts: budget watchdog

OTTAWA - Canada's budget watchdog says the country is on track to run a $3.6-billion surplus in 2014-15 — which would balance the books a year ahead of government predictions.

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at 10:44 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states, most gain jobs in final pre-election report

WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including many currently embroiled in tough political campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the midterm elections Nov. 4.

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at 10:31 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

TSX advances on strong earnings reports, 'decent' Chinese growth data

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market racked up a solid gain for a fourth session mid-morning Tuesday, supported in part by a well-received earnings report from Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) and data that shows Chinese economic growth slid to a five-year low in the latest quarter but was within expectations.

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at 10:33 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Canadian Pacific Q3 profit, revenue up from a year ago but below estimates

CALGARY - Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) had $400 million of net income in the third quarter — up 23 per cent from last year on higher revenue and improved efficiency but short of the profit growth that analysts had been anticipating.

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at 09:21 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Turner Broadcasting channels disappear from Dish as deadline passes to renew contract

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.

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at 10:02 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

US existing home sales up 2.4 per cent in Sept. to fastest rate in 2014; still lags 2013 pace

WASHINGTON - U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, yet the housing market has yet to fully shake off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.

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