Monthly Archives: February 2016

Kelly: Leaked trade rumours could sink Blue Jays’ trade plans

The Blue Jays traded for American League MVP Josh Donaldson late on a Friday night a few weeks after the end of the 2014 World Series. read more

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Lionel Messi leads Barcelona over Arsenal in Champions League

Two goals from Lionel Messi steered Barcelona to a convincing 2-0 victory over Arsenal in the last-16 round of the Champions League on Tuesday. read more

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It’s fun to speculate, but beauty of the trade deadline is its unpredictability

The NHL trade deadline falls on Monday – and right now general managers are feverishly trying to sort out what kind of market it’s going to be this time around, given how completely different the deadlines were in each of the past two seasons. read more

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U.S. housing data strong; consumer confidence ebbs

U.S. home resales unexpectedly rose in January, reaching a six-month high, in the latest sign that the economy remains on firmer ground despite slowing global growth and tightening financial market conditions. read more

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JPMorgan puts $500-million more aside for energy sector woes

JP Morgan will set aside an additional half a billion dollars to cover potential bad loans to oil and gas companies in the first quarter, underlining the sharp deterioration in the U.S. energy sector. read more

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U.S. government, Apple take encryption case to court of public opinion

Apple Inc on Monday urged the creation of a government panel on encryption, the latest salvo in a standoff over a locked iPhone linked to the San Bernardino shooting that has escalated into a public relations battle between the revered technology company and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. read more

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Syrian government, opposition accept U.S.-Russia proposed truce

The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups have accepted a plan for a cessation of hostilities to begin on Saturday and the United States warned it would be hard to hold the country together if the fighting does not stop. read more

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At least one killed, three missing after building collapse at U.K. power plant

At least one person was killed and three others were missing after a building collapsed on Tuesday at a disused British power plant, the local fire service said. read more

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U.S. commander says China seeking control of East Asia

The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Tuesday that China is seeking control of East Asia, comments that could further inflame tensions between the two world powers. read more

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Argos and Ticats will kick off 2016 CFL season at BMO Field

The 2016 CFL season will begin and end at BMO Field. read more

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