SNC-Lavalin Reports Significantly Higher Earnings

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SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. raised its quarterly dividend and reported significantly higher fourth-quarter earnings on the back of a hefty gain related to the sale of its AltaLink power transmission unit.

Hunt for Street's 'Wolves' Comes Up Short

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Finra’s “High Risk Broker” program targets individuals with large numbers of disciplinary red flags, but the initiative hasn’t barred any of the brokers associated with Stratton Oakmont, the firm depicted in the film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’

Foreign Businesses Face Backlash in South Africa

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As South Africa’s economy falters, it is no longer so welcoming to outsiders.

Small Business Owners Scramble to Prepare for New Tax Form

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Small employers are facing an unexpectedly onerous task: tallying their individual employees’ monthly health-care costs. The completed IRS forms aren’t due until next January.

Kroger Profit Rises 23%

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Kroger said its earnings rose 23% on stronger-than-expected sales, and that it also benefited from stronger fuel margins during the January quarter.

Canadian Natural Resources Profit Rises

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Canadian Natural Resources, one of Canada’s largest oil sands and natural gas producers, raised its dividend and reported a nearly threefold increase in fourth-quarter profits Thursday as stronger production helped offset slumping crude-oil prices.

Costco Profits Surge on Lower Fuel Costs

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Costco Wholesale reported a better-than-expected 29% rise in earnings in the February quarter, boosted by a tax benefit and lower fuel prices.

Mallinckrodt to Buy Critical Care Company

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Mallinckrodt agreed to buy privately held Ikaria for about $2.3 billion, in a move to expand its presence in hospitals and in the area of critical care.

Emirates Boss Rebuts Unfair Aid Claims

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Emirates Airline President Tim Clark plans face-to-face meetings with U.S. government officials later this month to try to counter claims by the Persian Gulf carrier’s U.S. rivals that it benefits from unfair state aid and should be constrained.

Telecom-maker Ciena Reports Wider Loss

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Telecom-equipment maker Ciena Corp. posted a wider loss and disappointing revenue in its January quarter, weighed by foreign exchange and the timing of orders.

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