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Hydro One and Avista call off merger, citing Washington and Idaho rejections

TORONTO — Hydro One and Avista Corp. say they have agreed to cancel their merger after regulators in Washington state and Idaho shot down the deal.
Ford posts quarterly loss amid struggles in Europe, China

Ford posts quarterly loss amid struggles in Europe, China

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co., which has struggled overseas and saw U.S. sales fall last year, reported its first quarterly net loss in two years Wednesday.
Grain to drive CP Rail's surging shipments amid high demand for commodities

Grain to drive CP Rail's surging shipments amid high demand for commodities

Grain could continue to anchor Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. in 2019 following a record-setting year, with recent federal legislation and higher efficiency likely to bolster revenues amidst a China-U.S.
Overtime games help NFL ratings beat last year

Overtime games help NFL ratings beat last year

NEW YORK — There's nothing like two overtime games in the NFL conference championships to keep television viewers glued to their recliners. The New England Patriots' thrilling victory over the Kansas City Chiefs was seen by 53.

Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

WASHINGTON — At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now.
The Latest: France wants new Renault chief to lock in Nissan

The Latest: France wants new Renault chief to lock in Nissan

DAVOS, Switzerland — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:35 p.m.

Ontario reverses course on bill that could open Greenbelt to development

TORONTO — Ontario will not move forward with a controversial element of proposed legislation that could have opened up the province's protected Greenbelt to development.
Pot sales up 25% to $54M in November as overall retail sales fall 0.9%: StatCan

Pot sales up 25% to $54M in November as overall retail sales fall 0.9%: StatCan

Cannabis store sales totalled $54 million in November, the first full month of legal recreational pot sales, according to Statistics Canada. The cannabis sales for the month a little more than 25 per cent from $43.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,208.33, down 25.43 points ). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down two cents, or 0.24 per cent, to $8.26 on 9.5 million shares.
Shopify to open TV and film production house for streaming and network content

Shopify to open TV and film production house for streaming and network content

TORONTO — Shopify Inc.