BUZZ-Potash Corp, Agrium Inc: Soar on report of merger talks
** Shares of Potash Corp rise as much as 14.77 pct, while Agrium gain 7.94 pct after Bloomberg reports companies in merger talks
** Shares halted at Toronto and New York
** Potash shares touch C$23.32, highest in two-and-a-half months, while Agrium hit C$125.78
** Combination could be announced as soon as next week, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter
** Up to Tuesday's close, Potash had risen about 39 pct YTD, while Agrium had fallen about 14 pct during the same period
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