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Canada granting asylum to U.S. border crossers at higher rates: data 3:19pm EDT

TORONTO (Reuters) - Asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, new data shows, as authorities accept claims from people who say they feared being deported by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.  Full Article

TSX near eight-month high on broad-based gains 10:59am EDT 

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was broadly higher on Friday, touching its strongest level in nearly eight months, as rail companies, banks and miners led gains.  Full Article  

Canada housing agency concerned by unregulated lenders' growth 2:18pm EDT 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New rules meant to cut out risky lending by banks in Canada are pushing home purchasers into the arms of unregulated lenders, the head of the nation's housing agency said on Friday, adding that steps could be taken to curb their growth.  Full Article