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Football helped NBC to another ratings touchdown last week

NEW YORK — As Thanksgiving approaches, NBC can be thankful for another weekly ratings win, its second in a row. As with last week, NBC won largely on the strength of two football games.

Federal agency dismisses complaint against Seabridge gold project

TORONTO — Seabridge Gold Inc. (TSX:SEA) says a federal agency has dismissed a complaint by Alaskan conservationists against the company's massive KSM mining project in northern British Columbia.
Sweet cheeses: Cheesecake Factory opens 1st Canadian location in Toronto

Sweet cheeses: Cheesecake Factory opens 1st Canadian location in Toronto

TORONTO — Sweet treat lovers near Toronto can now have their cheesecake and eat it too with the opening of Canada's first Cheesecake Factory location today. The U.S.
RBC joining global tech giants in setting up lab in AI-friendly Montreal

RBC joining global tech giants in setting up lab in AI-friendly Montreal

MONTREAL — Canada's largest bank is joining global tech giants in setting up a research lab in Montreal to take advantage of the city's growing artificial intelligence expertise.

Drilling contractors association forecasts 'muted stability' in 2018

CALGARY — The association that represents Canadian oil and gas drilling companies says it expects "muted stability" for the industry in 2018 despite recent strengthening in oil prices.
US readies new sanctions against North Korea, individuals

US readies new sanctions against North Korea, individuals

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration readied new sanctions Tuesday on North Korea, a day after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in a move to put additional pressure on Pyongyang's nuclear program.

China says ex-top internet regulator under investigation

BEIJING — China's ruling Communist Party says Lu Wei, the country's former top internet regulator and censor, is being investigated by its anti-corruption arm.
After death of 8th child, Ikea relaunches dresser recall in U.S and Canada

After death of 8th child, Ikea relaunches dresser recall in U.S and Canada

NEW YORK — Ikea relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers in the U.S. and Canada Tuesday after the death of an eighth child.

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 1.2 per cent in September

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 1.2 per cent to $62.0 billion in September. The agency says the drop came as five of seven subsectors fell, led by the personal and household goods and the food, beverage and tobacco subsectors.
Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

WASHINGTON — Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice.