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Imperial Oil CEO defends absence from oilsands consolidation trend

Imperial Oil CEO defends absence from oilsands consolidation trend

CALGARY — CEO Rich Kruger said Friday his company has not been idle while other major Canadian producers snapped up oilsands assets from foreign rivals over the past year.
Orchard owners look to robots as labour shortage worsens

Orchard owners look to robots as labour shortage worsens

SPOKANE, Wash. — Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States.

Alberta Energy Regulator says will appeal Redwater case to Supreme Court

CALGARY — The Alberta Energy Regulator said Friday it will appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada a case that pits creditors' rights to oil and gas assets against environmental liabilities. The lawsuit involving bankrupt Redwater Energy Corp.
Correction: Exploding Air Bags-New Problem story

Correction: Exploding Air Bags-New Problem story

LAS VEGAS — In a story April 19 about a woman injured by an exploding air bag inflator, The Associated Press reported erroneously that there is no federal law prohibiting salvage yards from selling recalled parts taken out of wrecked cars.
Trump tower fated not to rise in Indonesian isle of the gods

Trump tower fated not to rise in Indonesian isle of the gods

TANAH LOT, Indonesia — Thousands of people flock daily to the centuries-old, sacred Hindu temple at Tanah Lot, a rock formation that juts into the Indian Ocean.
Trump finds that CEO-as-president isn't always a natural fit

Trump finds that CEO-as-president isn't always a natural fit

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump won the White House by arguing that what America needed was a president who had proved himself as a steely and successful corporate leader with no political baggage — someone, say, like himself.
AP FACT CHECK: Claims about Trump's tax plan don't hold up

AP FACT CHECK: Claims about Trump's tax plan don't hold up

WASHINGTON — Getting to the bottom of President Donald Trump's tax plan is difficult because it exists so far as bullet points on a single page, with no detail.

US employment costs climbed steadily in first quarter

WASHINGTON — Wages and benefits paid to U.S. civilian workers grew steadily in the first three months of the year. The Employment Cost Index, which tracks wages and benefits, was up 0.
Russian prosecutors seek 3 1/2 years for 'Pokemon Go' blogger

Russian prosecutors seek 3 1/2 years for 'Pokemon Go' blogger

MOSCOW — Russian prosecutors requested a 3 1/2 year prison sentence Friday for a blogger charged with inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church.
Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report

Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report

NEW YORK — Sean Hannity is defending Fox News Channel president Bill Shine following a report that members of the controlling Murdoch family refused to release a statement of support for the executive.