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Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 0.3 per cent in December

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 0.3 per cent to $63.1 billion in December, led higher by gains in the motor vehicle and parts and the miscellaneous subsectors.

The increase for the final month of 2018 followed a decline of 1.1 per cent in November.

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Spain: Pro-separatist protesters clash with police

BARCELONA, Spain - Protesters backing Catalonia's secession from Spain clashed with police and blocked major roads and train tracks across the northeastern region on Thursday during a strike called to protest the trial of a dozen separatist leaders.

Regional police say they made three arrests when they met resistance trying to clear groups of protesters who had stopped traffic.

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Hydro One reports Q4 profit up from year ago, helped by weather and lower taxes

TORONTO - Hydro One Ltd. says favourable weather and lower taxes helped boost its fourth-quarter results as it reported a profit of $162 million.

The Ontario power utility says the profit amounted to 27 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec. 31.

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Loblaw Companies Ltd. reports Q4 profit up from year ago, revenue edges higher

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Loblaw Companies Ltd. reported its fourth-quarter profit improved compared with a year ago when it was hit by restructuring and other one-time charges.

The retailer says it earned a profit of $221 million attributable to common shareholders or 59 cents per share for the quarter ended Dec. 29.

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