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Martin Shkreli's ex-lawyer found guilty of financial fraud

Martin Shkreli's ex-lawyer found guilty of financial fraud

NEW YORK — A lawyer accused of helping pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli cover up financial fraud was convicted on Wednesday, a result a prosecutor said should send a "powerful message" through the legal profession.
Power restored at Disneyland after guests taken off rides

Power restored at Disneyland after guests taken off rides

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Power was fully restored at Disneyland on Wednesday after an outage at the California theme park forced some guests to be escorted from stalled rides.

Venezuelan president sheds light on proposed cryptocurrency

CARRACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the cash-strapped country has picked an oil field to back its proposed digital currency called the petro.
California company has pot license, workers still arrested

California company has pot license, workers still arrested

SACRAMENTO, Calif.

Toronto Stock Exchange's main index sets record close and intraday highs

TORONTO — Cannabis shares and resource stocks helped drive Canada's main stock index to a record close on Wednesday, the first day of trading after Christmas and Boxing Day holidays.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,203.13, up 37.86 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up 80 cents, or 11.10 per cent, to $8.01 on 18.7 million shares.

Football, funny ladies and 'Wonderful Life' are TV draws

LOS ANGELES — A current TV funny lady, a vintage one and a time- honoured Christmas movie won over viewers in the run-up to the holiday.
PotashCorp, Agrium clear U.S. hurdle, combined company begins trading Jan. 2

PotashCorp, Agrium clear U.S. hurdle, combined company begins trading Jan. 2

CALGARY — Canada's two largest fertilizer companies say they have received the final regulatory permission required to complete a merger of equals that was originally announced more than 18 months ago.
Plane returns to LA because passenger was on wrong flight

Plane returns to LA because passenger was on wrong flight

LOS ANGELES — A Tokyo-bound flight returned to Los Angeles hours into the journey after the crew discovered that one of the passengers had boarded the wrong plane, All Nippon Airways said Wednesday.
Bombardier gets order for 32 trainsets for French inter-city commuter lines

Bombardier gets order for 32 trainsets for French inter-city commuter lines

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc.'s rail division has received an order worth about US$444 million from France's national railway company.