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US appeals court rejects copyright suit over monkey selfies

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits claiming animals have copyrights to photographs, a U.S. appeals court ruled Monday in a case over selfies taken by a monkey. The decision by the 9th U.S.
US brands suffer collateral damage in Chinese corporate war

US brands suffer collateral damage in Chinese corporate war

SHANGHAI — It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 per cent jump in online sales on Alibaba's Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant's massive reach.
US existing home sales rose 1.1 per cent in March

US existing home sales rose 1.1 per cent in March

WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of existing homes increased 1.1 per cent on a monthly basis in March, which suggests that buyers are undeterred by the dwindling number of properties available on the market.
In Denver, trying to put a price on the value of a newspaper

In Denver, trying to put a price on the value of a newspaper

DENVER — Across the street from the Colorado Capitol rises an 11-story building emblazoned with The Denver Post's logo.
Greece beats budget target as it looks to post-bailout era

Greece beats budget target as it looks to post-bailout era

ATHENS, Greece — Greece has beaten its budget targets for a third year and trimmed its massive debt burden, according to data released Monday. But the economy has not yet grown back to its level of 2014, before its last recession.

Bloomberg gives $4.5M to UN climate body, softening US cuts

BERLIN — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $4.5 million to the United Nations body that oversees climate change negotiations.

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales drop 0.8 per cent in February

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 0.8 per cent to $62.8 billion in February. The agency says it was the largest downward move and the second monthly drop since September 2017.