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UK prime minister fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit

UK prime minister fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May met with her shaken-up Cabinet on Tuesday as she tried to restore government unity after the resignations of two top ministers over Brexit.
Cuba unfreezing growth of private tourism businesses

Cuba unfreezing growth of private tourism businesses

HAVANA — The Cuban government will allow new restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and transportation businesses by the end of the year, reopening the most vibrant sectors of the private economy after freezing growth for more than a year.
CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts in Canada jumped higher in June

CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts in Canada jumped higher in June

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of new home building increased in June, boosted by a jump in multi-unit projects.
How Apple's app store changed our world

How Apple's app store changed our world

SAN FRANCISCO — A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own.
TD Bank to acquire Greystone Managed Investments for $792 million

TD Bank to acquire Greystone Managed Investments for $792 million

Toronto-Dominion Bank will buy Saskatchewan-based Greystone Managed Investments Inc. for roughly $792-million in stock and cash, a transaction which the bank says makes its asset management division the biggest money manager in Canada.
Rent a tent: Startup matches landowners with campers

Rent a tent: Startup matches landowners with campers

BERLIN, N.Y. — The idea came to Michael D'Agostino as he was driving past a beautiful farm and imagined what it would be like to camp there.
European exporters shift trade to avoid higher US tariffs

European exporters shift trade to avoid higher US tariffs

BEIJING — European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid higher American tariffs, a business group said Tuesday, as the impact of the U.S.-Chinese trade war spreads.

Alberta oil company reports leak of more than 100,000 litres of oil and water

CALGARY — More than 100,000 litres of oil and water have leaked into a marsh east of Jenner in southern Alberta from an oil pipeline that belonged until recently to environment-focused Imaginea Energy Corp.
Couche-Tard reports 42 per cent net income jump fuelled by acquisitions

Couche-Tard reports 42 per cent net income jump fuelled by acquisitions

LAVAL, Que. — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. says its net income rose 41.5 per cent in the fourth quarter as growth and acquisitions fuelled an equal jump in revenues. The North American convenience store giant based in Laval, Que.
Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws from all locations

Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws from all locations

Vancouver Starbucks locations will be the first in Canada to serve drinks without plastic straws as it works to eliminate the product from all its stores by 2020, the company announced Monday.