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SpaceX's 1st traveller is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon

SpaceX's 1st traveller is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon

TOKYO — The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes headlines in Japan.
Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane — a key contributor to climate change that's released in huge amounts during drilling on U.S. and tribal lands.
Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

BOSTON — Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns.
Grocery store chain CEOs warn higher food prices coming amid cost pressures

Grocery store chain CEOs warn higher food prices coming amid cost pressures

The CEOs of three of Canada's major grocery chains doubled down on their expectation that food prices will soon rise at their stores.
Deloitte report warms of productivity hit from lingering zombie firms

Deloitte report warms of productivity hit from lingering zombie firms

TORONTO — There is a concerning number of so-called zombie firms that are plaguing Canadian productivity, according to a new report from Deloitte.
Competition tribunal to hear case on airline food starting in October

Competition tribunal to hear case on airline food starting in October

VANCOUVER — The federal Competition Tribunal has set a date for hearings between the Vancouver Airport Authority and Canada's competition watchdog, which has accused the airport operator of stifling competition among in-flight catering companies.
Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,196.04, up 113.73 points). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up $1.04, or 10.4 per cent, to $11.02 on 61.3 million shares.
Trade optimism drives Toronto market to largest daily gain since mid-July

Trade optimism drives Toronto market to largest daily gain since mid-July

TORONTO — Canada's main stock market posted its largest daily gain in more than two months on Tuesday as trade optimism produced a relief rally.
Real estate boards look to TREB's experience regarding sales data release

Real estate boards look to TREB's experience regarding sales data release

TORONTO — Real estate boards across Canada are mulling the release of home sales data online after the Toronto Real Estate Board began permitting such numbers to be published on password-protected websites on Tuesday. Calgary, Greater Moncton and B.