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Canadian retail sales up 0.7 percent in May to new record Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Strong car sales helped push Canadian retail trade up by 0.7 percent in May to a new record C$41.98 billion ($39.23 billion), Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday, pointing to continued energy in the economy despite a weak first quarter.  Full Article

 
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U.S. moves to enhance safety of oil-by-rail shipments Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed new safety rules for hauling crude oil by rail after a string of explosive accidents, in a move that could impact railroads, drillers, refiners and railcar makers amid an energy boom.  Full Article  

TransCanada receives approval for Northern Courier pipeline Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 

(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp TRP.TO said on Wednesday that the Alberta government had approved construction of its C$800 million ($745 million) Northern Courier pipeline, which will connect the Fort Hills oil sand project to a tank farm in northern Alberta.  Full Article