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Teck outlines plan to spend nearly $500 million on dividends, stock buybacks

Teck outlines plan to spend nearly $500 million on dividends, stock buybacks

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources (TSX:TECK.B) has announced plans to issue a special dividend to its shareholders, in addition to its regular dividend, and increase its share buyback program by $230 million.
Model Gigi Hadid pulls out of Victoria's Secret China show

Model Gigi Hadid pulls out of Victoria's Secret China show

SHANGHAI — Supermodel Gigi Hadid said Friday she will not be walking the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Shanghai next week, a few months after Chinese internet users accused her of racist behaviour .
Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

DETROIT — After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.
Quebec biofuel company partners with Qantas in first long-term airline deal

Quebec biofuel company partners with Qantas in first long-term airline deal

MONTREAL — A Quebec biofuels company has signed its first deal to power an airline's jets with energy grown from Canadian oilseeds. Agrisoma Biosciences Inc.
Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear

Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear

WASHINGTON — Republicans rammed a $1.

Liz Phair fulfills a dream with 2-book deal at Random House

NEW YORK — Liz Phair is fulfilling a longtime dream: to be an author. The rock star known for "Exile in Guyville" and other albums has a two-book deal with Random House. The publisher announced Thursday the first book is called "Horror Stories.
Comcast talking to Fox about a deal, source says

Comcast talking to Fox about a deal, source says

NEW YORK — Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
In only 4 days, Taylor Swift sells the most albums of 2017

In only 4 days, Taylor Swift sells the most albums of 2017

NEW YORK — In just four days, Taylor Swift's new album has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year. Billboard reports "reputation" sold 1.05 million copies in the first four days after its release Nov. 10.
Broad-based rally lifts Toronto stock index and Wall Street higher, loonie up

Broad-based rally lifts Toronto stock index and Wall Street higher, loonie up

TORONTO — Strong U.S. corporate earnings helped push North American stock indexes higher Thursday, as markets bounced back from modest declines a day earlier. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 56.89 points to 15,935.
Seven Generations shares slide after it increases 2018 capital spending plan

Seven Generations shares slide after it increases 2018 capital spending plan

CALGARY — Negative market reaction to a slight rise in its 2018 spending plan by natural gas producer Seven Generations Energy Ltd.