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Veteran investor Marc Faber booted from Sprott board after racist comments

TORONTO — Veteran investor Marc Faber was asked to resign from the board of directors at Sprott Inc. after comments he made in his investment newsletter that America was better off because it was settled by white people instead of black people.

Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

KANSAS CITY, Mo.
UK interest rates set to rise as inflation hits 3 per cent

UK interest rates set to rise as inflation hits 3 per cent

LONDON — Inflation in Britain is set to rise above 3 per cent in the next month or two due to Brexit-related price increases, the Bank of England's governor warned Tuesday, reinforcing expectations that interest rates will soon rise for the first tim
US homebuilder sentiment rises in October

US homebuilder sentiment rises in October

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in months, looking past a recent slowdown in new home sales and the risk of rising labour and materials costs following hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

BOSTON — A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl.

Securities officials probing S. Carolina nuke plant fiasco

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Securities regulators are investigating the failure of a nuclear reactor construction project in South Carolina. SCANA told investors in a release Tuesday the company will "fully co-operate " with the probe by the U.S.
US industrial production rose solid 0.3 per cent in September

US industrial production rose solid 0.3 per cent in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production rose a solid 0.3 per cent in September, but the increase was limited due to the lingering damage from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

LONDON — The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland with wind gusts of up to 80 mph (130 kph) on Monday, killing at least three people, grounding planes, shutting schools and causing widespread power outages.
Helmet maker vows fight against Hernandez concussion lawsuit

Helmet maker vows fight against Hernandez concussion lawsuit

DEDHAM, Mass.
Authorities suspend search for missing worker after blast

Authorities suspend search for missing worker after blast

KENNER, La. — Authorities have suspended the search Monday for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans.