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Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — A conservative federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now.

Moody's downgrades Ontario's credit rating from Aa2 to Aa3, citing deficit

TORONTO — Bond rating agency Moody's has downgraded the province of Ontario's credit rating. The agency announced the downgrade from Aa2 to Aa3 on Thursday, citing the province's $14.
California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety records

California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety records

SAN FRANCISCO — Regulators on Friday accused one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed
China suspends tariff hikes on US cars, auto parts

China suspends tariff hikes on US cars, auto parts

BEIJING — China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth.

Apple strikes deal to produce new 'Peanuts' content

LOS ANGELES — Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the "Peanuts" crew will have a new home on Apple's streaming service. Apple has struck a deal with DHX Media to produce new "Peanuts" content.

GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid off

DETROIT — General Motors' plans to lay off 14,000 salaried and blue-collar workers might not be as bad as originally projected. The company said Friday that 2,700 out of the 3,300 U.S. factory jobs slated for elimination will now be saved.
Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women's rights groups

Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women's rights groups

NEW YORK — CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves.
Michigan governor signs bills to gut wage, sick time laws

Michigan governor signs bills to gut wage, sick time laws

LANSING, Mich. — Gov.
Trump club is in tax break zone, but is unlikely to benefit

Trump club is in tax break zone, but is unlikely to benefit

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's company owns a golf club in an Opportunity Zone offering developers massive tax breaks, but experts say it is unlikely it could take advantage of them.

Canfor Corp. extending temporary curtailment of sawmills in B.C.; cutting hours

VANCOUVER — Canfor Corp. says it is extending the temporary curtailment of sawmill operations in British Columbia announced in November, and will cut operating hours at some sawmills throughout the first quarter of 2019.