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Bank of Canada holds rates, watching 'significant uncertainties' 11:57am EST

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada acknowledged on Wednesday that fourth-quarter growth might have been stronger than anticipated, but it left interest rates unchanged at 0.50 percent as it focused on the "significant uncertainties" facing the economy.  Full Article

 
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Women charged with North Korean's murder leave court in bullet-proof vests 8:05am EST 

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Wednesday charged two women, an Indonesian and a Vietnamese, with murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader in a bizarre airport assassination using a super-toxic nerve agent that killed in minutes.  Full Article  

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Canada manufacturing growth fastest in two years in Feb 9:33am EST 

OTTAWA, (Reuters) - Canadian manufacturing growth rose in February to its highest level since November 2014, with an increase in new orders and employment suggesting a rebound in business confidence two years after the oil price shock hit the economy, data showed on Wednesday.  Full Article  

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Melting snow new danger for those fleeing to Canada from U.S. Monday, 27 Feb 2017 

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Asylum seekers crossing in the dead of night into Canada from the United States may face a new danger in coming weeks, as heavy snowpack melts in the flood-prone U.S. northern plains and province of Manitoba.  Full Article  

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Warriors' Durant out indefinitely with knee injury 11:56am EST 

(Reuters) - Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant has suffered a knee sprain and will be out indefinitely, the National Basketball Association said on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the team's bid for a third straight trip to the finals.  Full Article  

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Twitter turns to algorithms to clamp down on abusive content 9:02am EST 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Wednesday launched a wider effort to use algorithms to identify accounts as potentially engaging in abusive behavior, a departure from its practice of relying on users to report accounts that should be reviewed for possible violation of its rules.  Full Article