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Very curious, slightly confused, rapper Classified tests limits of cannabis support

Very curious, slightly confused, rapper Classified tests limits of cannabis support

TORONTO — Nova Scotia rapper Classified has vouched for smoking marijuana for years, but he says Canada's new legalization laws have left him confused over the ways he's allowed to promote the cannabis lifestyle.
Shopify sees 100 pot orders per minute on Canadian websites for legalization day

Shopify sees 100 pot orders per minute on Canadian websites for legalization day

TORONTO — Shopify Inc. says the Canadian online cannabis stores powered by its e-commerce software are seeing more than 100 orders per minute.
Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US

Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US

BEIJING — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions.
Sidewalk Labs CEO says 'vast majority' of privacy questions have been answered

Sidewalk Labs CEO says 'vast majority' of privacy questions have been answered

TORONTO — The leader of an organization behind plans for a high-tech Toronto community says the "vast majority" of people's privacy concerns around the project should be answered by policy documents it released this week.
Pot stocks mixed on first day of legalization as broader market moves lower

Pot stocks mixed on first day of legalization as broader market moves lower

TORONTO — The marijuana sector has soared higher in recent months, but on the first day of legalization in Canada trading in shares in some of the industry's biggest names was mixed. Shares in Canopy Growth Corp. and Aurora Cannabis Inc.
US housing starts sank 5.3 per cent in September

US housing starts sank 5.3 per cent in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction fell 5.3 per cent in September, a sign that recent hurricanes and rising mortgage rates may be weighing on the market.

B.C.'s first pot store set to open as recreational marijuana sales now legal

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — British Columbia's first and, so far, only provincially run marijuana dispensary is set to open at 10 a.m. in Kamloops.
Canadian manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent in August: Statistics Canada

Canadian manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent in August: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent to $58.6 billion in August, due to a drop in motor vehicle sales. Economists had expected a drop of 0.6 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.
YouTube goes down for more than an hour

YouTube goes down for more than an hour

YouTube's video streaming service went out for more than an hour on Tuesday, apparently affecting locations around the world. YouTube acknowledged the outage in a tweet at 9:41 p.m. EDT, noting that it affected YouTube, YouTube Music and YouTube TV.

World markets steady after earnings-driven rally

SINGAPORE — Stock markets stabilized Wednesday after a rally inspired by strong corporate earnings, with investors also monitoring talks on Britain's exit from the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.2 per cent to 5,183.