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Science Says: Ambien's odd side effects don't include racism

Ambien and similar sleep aids are well-known for sometimes causing some weird behavioural side effects, but changing one's political or cultural views is not one of them.
Barr blames Ambien for tweet; drug maker replies

Barr blames Ambien for tweet; drug maker replies

NEW YORK — The maker of Ambien said Wednesday that "racism is not a known side effect" after Roseanne Barr cited the insomnia drug in explaining the tweet that led ABC to cancel her show.
Russia critic Browder briefly detained in Spain

Russia critic Browder briefly detained in Spain

MADRID — A prominent critic of the Kremlin says Russia is trying to block his investigation into the murder of a former employee by abusing an Interpol system of warrants that caused him to be briefly detained in Spain on Wednesday.
WestJet says system outage partially resolved, experiencing some delays

WestJet says system outage partially resolved, experiencing some delays

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it has partially resolved a computer system outage and has started to resume regular operations.
Tim Hortons to pilot all-day breakfast amid tensions with franchisees

Tim Hortons to pilot all-day breakfast amid tensions with franchisees

TORONTO — Tim Hortons will pilot all-day breakfast in a dozen Ontario locations and look to introduce a kids menu, delivery and loyalty program, in a bid to regain the trust of franchisees and customers.

Competition Bureau names Matthew Boswell as interim commissioner

OTTAWA — The Competition Bureau says its new interim commissioner will be former assistant crown attorney Matthew Boswell. Boswell succeeds John Pecman, who was the first bureau staffer and non-lawyer to hold the commissioner title.
Competition Bureau asks Bayer to divest assets to win Monsanto deal approval

Competition Bureau asks Bayer to divest assets to win Monsanto deal approval

OTTAWA — The Competition Bureau is forcing Bayer AG to divest some of its Canadian canola, soybean and vegetable seed, traits and herbicide assets before it will allow the German pharmaceutical giant to purchase agricultural business Monsanto Company
Simplii joins BMO in offering free credit monitoring after potential breach

Simplii joins BMO in offering free credit monitoring after potential breach

TORONTO — CIBC's direct banking brand Simplii Financial has joined BMO in offering free credit monitoring for tens of thousands of customers whose personal and financial information may have been accessed by "fraudsters.
Satisfaction rises among Air Canada, WestJet passengers, says J.D. Power survey

Satisfaction rises among Air Canada, WestJet passengers, says J.D. Power survey

MONTREAL — A J.D. Power survey says passenger satisfaction with the performance of Canada's two largest airlines has grown in the past year.
US economic growth revised down to 2.2 per cent rate in Q1

US economic growth revised down to 2.2 per cent rate in Q1

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a weaker 2.2 per cent annual rate in the first three months of the year, as consumers and businesses slowed their spending.