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Lufthansa offers to take over bankrupt Alitalia

Lufthansa offers to take over bankrupt Alitalia

MILAN — German carrier Lufthansa on Monday said it had prepared an offer to buy the global, European and domestic business of Italy's bankrupt carrier Alitalia.
Survey: Manufacturing in New York accelerated in October

Survey: Manufacturing in New York accelerated in October

WASHINGTON — Manufacturing activity in New York picked up this month, expanding at the fastest pace in three years. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday that its Empire State manufacturing index jumped to 30.
Trump tax plan paints pretty picture for art collectors

Trump tax plan paints pretty picture for art collectors

WASHINGTON — For art aficionados, President Donald Trump's tax plan paints a pretty picture.
Catalan leader's letter doesn't clarify independence status

Catalan leader's letter doesn't clarify independence status

BARCELONA, Spain — Catalonia's leader called for dialogue with Spain and a meeting with the country's prime minister, complying with a Monday deadline to respond to a request from the central government to state explicitly whether the regional presid

Calgary sees first downtown office vacancy dip since start of downturn

CALGARY — CBRE says Calgary's downtown office space got a little less empty in the last quarter for the first time since the sector was gutted by the oilpatch downturn. The commercial realtor says the vacancy rate dropped by 30 basis points to 27.
Yellen sounds upbeat on economy, signalling likely rate hike

Yellen sounds upbeat on economy, signalling likely rate hike

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S.
'Happy Death Day' scares off 'Blade Runner' at box office

'Happy Death Day' scares off 'Blade Runner' at box office

LOS ANGELES — The horror pic "Happy Death Day" is celebrating a first place finish at the box office this weekend while the "Blade Runner" sequel spirals downward.

Blumenthal wants FCC to pledge support of free speech

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he plans to ask members of the Federal Communications Commission to publicly affirm their support for the First Amendment amid the president's threat to pull NBC's broadcast license.

Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Weekly stats: Statistics Canada has a busy week ahead and will release data on Canada's international transactions in securities for August; investment in non-resid