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Warren Buffett criticizes Keystone XL delay, says U.S. ’thumbing nose’ at Canada

WASHINGTON — The Keystone XL pipeline got an emphatic endorsement Monday from a powerful backer of President Barack Obama who questioned the handling of the file.

To billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the delay is a thumbing of the nose at Canada. READ

An arena for the ages

The Edmonton Oilers haven’t had much to brag about in recent years. But that should change next year, when the NHL team moves from tired Rexall Place to shimmering Rogers Place Arena. READ

Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would have approved construction of the privately funded Canadian Keystone XL oil pipeline. READ

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says impact of oil drop still unclear

The impact of lower oil prices and how much they will hurt Canada’s economy remains unclear, but last month’s surprise rate cut gives the Bank of Canada time to figure out how best to steer the country back toward stability, bank governor Stephen Poloz said Tuesday. READ

Obama intends to quietly kill off Keystone XL bill, White House confirms

President Barack Obama is about to make good on his oft-stated threat to veto legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline, a spokesman announced Monday. READ

Alberta axes 3 trade offices to save $3.1M, will continue focus on Asian markets

Alberta is pulling back on its foreign trade offices to save money and focus on emerging markets in Asia. READ

Agriculture minister says Alberta BSE case will not affect beef trade

Mad cow disease has been confirmed in a beef cow on an Alberta farm, but the federal agriculture minister says the discovery won’t affect Canada’s international beef trade. READ

U.S. Congress set to pass bill approving Keystone

The United States Congress is set to send a bill approving the privately funded Canadian Keystone XL oil pipeline project to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it. READ

TransCanada tells U.S. State Dept. that EPA got Keystone XL assessment wrong

TransCanada Corp. is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s view that the Keystone XL pipeline’s role in climate change must be reconsidered in light of the steep drop in crude prices. READ

Ottawa, industry celebrate as oilsands victory in EU made official

Oilsands crude can now be sent to Europe without a “dirty oil” label, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a parade of bitumen-filled tankers will be crossing the Atlantic any time soon. READ

Critics seek tough rules for old wells

New research is raising concern about tens of thousands of dormant Alberta oil wells that don’t meet even minimum safety standards. READ

Business confidence up in August

Alberta business owners regained some of their swagger in August, according to the latest survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. READ

Oil, agriculture to buoy economy in West

Economically speaking, Western Canada should still be one of the best places in the world to live in 2012, a banking expert says. READ

TransCanada may be able to sped up urgently needed leg of Keystone pipeline

It may be possible for TransCanada Corp. to build the most urgently needed leg of its delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline as early as next year, an executive with the pipeline giant said Wednesday. READ

Cash Store reports big increase in Q2 profit

EDMONTON — Lender of last resort The Cash Store Financial Services Inc. (TSX:CSF) announced Wednesday it was boosting its dividend after reporting a major increase in second-quarter profits. READ

Shaw interested in some of Canwest's assets

The chief executive officer of Shaw Communication Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) confirmed Thursday that his company has been looking at buying some of Canwest’s assets, although he wouldn’t say what has caught his interest. READ

Finning posts loss

VANCOUVER — Finning International Inc. (TSX:FTT) shares sank Wednesday after the heavy equipment dealer said revenues and earnings fell more than analysts expected as the recession hit all of its businesses. READ

Missing man’s father seeks answers

The father of a slain Medicine Hat man says he is searching for answers in his son’s killing. READ

Canpages directory should be bigger

The Canpages directory should make a louder thump when it hits Central Alberta doorsteps this year. READ

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation one of best workplaces

Looking for a good place to work? You might want to send your resume to Agriculture Financial Services Corporation. READ

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