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US employers posted more job openings in February, a sign that hiring will pick up

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers posted more job openings in February, a sign that hiring will likely improve in the months ahead.

EU's top court nixes snooping legislation, strengthens privacy rights

BRUSSELS - The European Union's top court on Tuesday dealt a blow to law-enforcement agencies' spying on phone and internet records, saying the lives of citizens should not be "the subject of constant surveillance."

Signs of cooling in the housing market grow as starts and permits slip

OTTAWA - Signs of a cooling in the Canadian housing market piled up on Tuesday as both the pace of housing starts and building permits slowed.

Comcast makes its case for taking over Time Warner Cable, stresses benefits in gov't filings

WASHINGTON - Comcast is presenting its case for its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, saying the deal benefits consumers and doesn't limit competition.

TSX lifts as stronger bullion prices motivate gold sector, mining stocks

TORONTO - The Toronto Stock Exchange moved higher on Tuesday as mining and gold stocks gained traction.

Webby nominees range from Google Glass Experiment to GoPro to Jay Z

NEW YORK, N.Y. - This year's list of nominees for Webby awards celebrating Internet achievement range from celebrities such as Beyonce and Ellen DeGeneres to Google and GoPro, the maker of popular mountable video cameras.

North American markets take a break from major sell off in recent sessions

TORONTO - The Toronto Stock Exchange was relatively flat in early trading as investors eased away from the big sell-off experienced in recent sessions.

Pace of housing starts slowed in March: CMHC

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts slowed in March.

Growth yes, but IMF still sees plenty to worry about in Canada economy

OTTAWA - The International Monetary Fund has again upgraded its projection for Canada's economy, but the latest outlook from the international financial organization shows it is far from sold on the country's underlying fundamentals.

Rhapsody grows to 1.7 million paying subscribers, boosted by Telefonica deal

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Music subscription service Rhapsody International says its paying subscribers have grown 63 per cent to 1.7 million over the past year.

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