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A man watches the financial numbers at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district, May 9, 2014. (Darren Calabrese / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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A man watches the financial numbers at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district, May 9, 2014. (Darren Calabrese / THE CANADIAN PRESS)



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