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AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

PASADENA, Texas — The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped.
Mastermind Toys expanding across Canada despite challenges of retail sector

Mastermind Toys expanding across Canada despite challenges of retail sector

TORONTO — Mastermind Toys is shrugging off the challenges that have beset the retail sector with plans to open more stores this year. The Canadian retailer said it's opening its 56th store in Orleans, Ont.
Thousands of Haitians find 'Mexican dream' near US border

Thousands of Haitians find 'Mexican dream' near US border

TIJUANA, Mexico — Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours.

Tom MacMillan steps down at Gluskin Sheff, Jeff Moody named new CEO

TORONTO — Investment manager Gluskin Sheff and Associates Inc. named Jeff Moody as its new president and chief executive. He replaces Tom MacMillan, who the firm said decided to step down from the top job and the board.

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fall 2.6 per cent in July

OTTAWA — Canadian factory sales fell for a second consecutive month in July, Statistics Canada said Tuesday due in large part to a drop in the auto sector. Manufacturing sales fell 2.6 per cent to $52.5 billion in July following a 1.
US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop

US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop

WASHINGTON — Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 per cent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a slight gain in single-family-home building.

Post Holdings buying Bob Evans Farms in $1.53B deal

ST. LOUIS — Bob Evans Farms is being sold to Post in a deal worth about $1.53 billion, giving the cereal maker a stronger presence in the grocery store through Bob Evans' valuable refrigerated sides business.
US current account deficit hits $123.1 billion

US current account deficit hits $123.1 billion

WASHINGTON — The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part a drop in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies.
Craft beers trickle into Dubai, shaking up a cocktail scene

Craft beers trickle into Dubai, shaking up a cocktail scene

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — At Dubai's Black Tap restaurant, the Americana doesn't stop at the hamburgers cooking on the grill or hip hop pumping from the speakers. It's also being poured out, one pint at a time.
Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

NEW YORK — The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users.