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Loblaw closing 22 stores, launching home delivery ahead of 'difficult year'

Loblaw closing 22 stores, launching home delivery ahead of 'difficult year'

VANCOUVER — Loblaw Companies Ltd. is closing 22 stores and launching home delivery in two major Canadian cities, ahead of what it believes will be a challenging new year.
Germany's Merkel dodges coal deadline at climate talks

Germany's Merkel dodges coal deadline at climate talks

BONN, Germany — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a veteran of global efforts to curb climate change, disappointed environmental campaigners Wednesday by refusing to lay down a deadline for ending her country's use of coal.
Airbus to sell 430 planes to Phoenix-based Indigo for $49.5B

Airbus to sell 430 planes to Phoenix-based Indigo for $49.5B

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Airbus signed a $49.5 billion deal on Wednesday to sell 430 airplanes to the Phoenix-based private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines, striking the European aerospace firm's biggest deal ever at the Dubai Air Show.
Managing overtourism an increasing feature of global travel

Managing overtourism an increasing feature of global travel

LONDON — Venice is planning to divert massive cruise liners. Barcelona has cracked down on apartment rentals.
Papa John's apologizes for criticizing NFL anthem protests

Papa John's apologizes for criticizing NFL anthem protests

Papa John's apologized Tuesday night for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
US retail sales rose for 2nd month led by cars, clothes

US retail sales rose for 2nd month led by cars, clothes

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes. Retail sales increased 0.2 per cent in October, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, after a healthy 1.
Survey: New York factories grow at slower pace in November

Survey: New York factories grow at slower pace in November

WASHINGTON — Manufacturing activity in New York expanded at a slower pace this month but remains at a healthy level. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says its Empire State Manufacturing Survey slid to 19.4 in November from a three-year high 30.
US consumer prices barely up in October

US consumer prices barely up in October

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices edged up a slight 0.1 per cent in October, the smallest gain in three months as energy prices retreated. The tiny October gain in consumer prices followed increases of 0.5 per cent in September and 0.
Cinefamily to close amid sexual misconduct investigation

Cinefamily to close amid sexual misconduct investigation

LOS ANGELES — The independent Los Angeles movie theatre Cinefamily, which had numerous celebrity supporters, said Tuesday it is closing in the wake of investigations into the sexual misconduct of two of its executives.

Utah coffee company lauded as conservatives smash Keurigs

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City coffee company has been lauded by conservatives after coffee-machine maker Keurig drew anger from the right when it pulled its ads from Sean Hannity's Fox News program over his coverage of an Alabama U.S.