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at 17:57 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

TransForce yet to close Contrans acquisition, but looking to shed truck business

MONTREAL - TransForce has yet to close the acquisition of Ontario-based Contrans, but Canada's largest trucking and logistics companies is already considering spinning off its truckload operations as early as next year, likely followed by its waste division.

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at 17:18 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Former Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman John Forzani dies at 67

CALGARY - Calgary lost a prominent businessman while the Stampeders lost a former offensive lineman. But John Hufnagel lost a friend.

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at 17:12 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Report: Seniors increasingly struggling with debt, bankruptcy

OTTAWA - The country's growing cohort of senior citizens is carrying more debt into retirement and increasingly declaring bankruptcy, says a report prepared for the federal government.

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at 17:11 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

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at 16:34 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Stock markets advance as Bank of Japan seeks to fire up world's No. 3 economy

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market ran ahead sharply Friday on relief that another major central bank is stepping up to help keep the global economic recovery on track.

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at 16:29 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Canadian dollar lower amid subpar economic performance during August

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar dropped almost two-thirds of a U.S. cent Friday as economic growth for August missed already modest expectations. The loonie was also under pressure amid a move by the Bank of Japan to stimulate the world's third-largest economy.

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