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Saudi Arabia joins US-led maritime coalition after attack

Saudi Arabia joins US-led maritime coalition after attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it joined a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast's waterways amid threats from Iran after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry.

Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to film in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Amazon has announced it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six movie
Knockoff pot vapes raise concerns for licensed companies

Knockoff pot vapes raise concerns for licensed companies

LOS ANGELES — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California's ca
Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end

Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end

BOSTON — Facebook said Tuesday that it expects to name the first members of a new quasi-independent oversight board by year-end.
EPA set to end California's ability to regulate fuel economy

EPA set to end California's ability to regulate fuel economy

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy.
Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union

Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union

DETROIT — Faced with weakening sales, a deteriorating global economy and an unpredictable trade war, General Motors and striking auto workers appeared to be making progress Tuesday toward a four-year labour contract.
Suncor CEO says he's not counting on oil risk premium after Saudi attacks

Suncor CEO says he's not counting on oil risk premium after Saudi attacks

CALGARY — The CEO of Suncor Energy Inc. says his company isn't counting on higher cash flow despite analyst expectations of a "risk premium" on crude oil prices in the wake of last weekend's attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
DavidsTea lends Squish up to $2 million despite continued loss in second quarter

DavidsTea lends Squish up to $2 million despite continued loss in second quarter

MONTREAL — DavidsTea Inc. says it is lending candy retailer Squish up to $2 million even though the beverage company continued to lose money in the second quarter. Squish, whose parent company is Oink Oink Candy Inc.
CannTrust says certain licences suspended by Health Canada over 'non-compliance'

CannTrust says certain licences suspended by Health Canada over 'non-compliance'

CannTrust Holdings Inc.'s licenses to produce and sell cannabis were suspended Tuesday by Health Canada, the latest setback for the pot firm which has been under investigation by regulators for cultivation in unlicensed rooms. The Vaughan, Ont.
TSX reaches record high while U.S. markets flat ahead of Fed rate decision

TSX reaches record high while U.S. markets flat ahead of Fed rate decision

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index set record highs Tuesday while U.S. markets were relatively flat ahead of an interest rate decision by the Federal Reserve. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 83.44 points to 16,834.75.