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December 24, 2018 1:06 AM Nick Foles helps keep Eagles’ playoff hopes alive

The Eagles ran the clock down and Elliott made the kick to make up for missing an extra point earlier in the quarter. “When it ends a game, you get to enjoy it a little bit longer,” Elliott said. Watson threw a 14-yard TD to DeAndre Hopkins to cut the deficit to 29-23 with 4:48 left and the Texans got the ball back at their 20 after a three-and-out 129

December 14, 2018 5:24 AM Kansas City Chiefs can’t clinch AFC West as Los Angeles Chargers erase 14-point deficit, win on two-point play

Rivers threw a 31-yard pass to Travis Benjamin, putting the Chargers at Kansas City’s 39 with two minutes to go. That’s all the time LA, once down two scores in the fourth quarter, needed to complete the comeback. The Chiefs jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first after Patrick Mahomes (24 of 34, 243 yards, 2 touchdowns) turned Steven Nelson’s interception 149

December 10, 2018 11:45 PM A PC coverup under the nose of Doug Ford’s kangaroo court

Like kangaroos, politicians are a peculiar species, given to strutting and kicking. Coverups are second nature as they try to hide their tracks — fiscal, political and personal — to throw rivals off the scent. But predators, partisans and premiers are always in hot pursuit. Doug Ford created a legislative committee last September to ferret out the truth 120

December 6, 2018 2:36 PM Canadian trade deficit grew in October as oil prices weighed on exports

Total exports fell 1.2 per cent in October to $49.3 billion, despite increases in seven of 11 sections, as exports of energy products fell 12.4 per cent to $8.8 billion in October, due in large part to a 15.4 per cent drop in crude oil prices. Exports excluding energy products were up 1.6 per cent. Total imports fell 0.6 per cent to $50.5 billion in October 110

November 29, 2018 11:07 PM In Ontario, it’s Hallmark Christmas movie season all-year round

This holiday season could have turned Ontario Finance Minister Victor Fedeli into a Grinch, what with General Motors Co. closing a big plant and the province wrestling with a C$15 billion ($11.6 billion) deficit. But thanks to the Hallmark Channel’s penchant for movies telling every possible permutation of the Christmas story, the minister retains his holiday 116

November 23, 2018 11:09 PM Ontario creates new French commissioner job after days of backlash over cuts

After days of backlash over its cuts to institutions serving francophones, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government says it’s making changes meant to recognize the “significant and ongoing” contributions of the Franco-Ontarian community. In a statement Friday evening, Premier Doug Ford says his government is creating the position of French-Language 115

November 21, 2018 9:30 PM Morneau focuses on increasing investment in Canada

— Overall, new measures over the next five years will cost the federal treasury $17.1 billion, with almost a third of that coming in the 2019-20 fiscal year in order to boost investment in Canada. — Deficits won’t start to decline until 2021-22. In this fiscal year, Ottawa expects to be $18.1 billion in the hole, and the deficit will actually increase 111

November 17, 2018 12:36 AM Ottawa to deliver competitive boost for Canadian companies

He said soft oil prices have created a “new headwind” for the Canadian economy. Markets, he said, are watching closely for Morneau’s response “to the competitive challenges posed by last year’s U.S. tax reforms,” particularly a made-in-Canada capital investment boost. “If Morneau delivers on that hope, some will see it as a new tailwind for a Canadian 122

November 13, 2018 2:17 PM Pence, Abe agree on North Korea sanctions, new trade talks

TOKYO—U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to keep sanctions on North Korea to achieve its denuclearization as they showcased their bilateral alliance, while Pence also urged Japan to do more to reduce the U.S. trade deficit. Pence and Abe also agreed to deepen co-operation in promoting 101

November 6, 2018 6:01 PM Higher oil prices take some heat off N.L.’s deficit

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador had an unexpected oil price spike to thank for some slight deficit relief reported in Tuesday’s fiscal update. The cash-strapped Atlantic province reported a $547-million deficit on Tuesday, compared to the $683-million deficit projected in this spring’s budget. Finance Minister Tom Osborne pointed to the overbudget 80