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Fox News spends bucks to poke fun at The New York Times

NEW YORK — Fox News Channel gave The New York Times more than $100,000 to poke fun at the newspaper.

UK police: Corporate manslaughter possible in tower fire

LONDON — British police say they have "reasonable grounds" to suspect that local officials may have committed corporate manslaughter in a deadly high-rise fire in London.

TransCanada seeking more Keystone XL shippers as oilsands growth slows

CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. said Thursday that it's looking for more oil shipment commitments for its Keystone system, as expected oilsands growth slows and major international players continue to retreat from the region.
Tembec shareholders approve takeover by Rayonier Advanced Materials

Tembec shareholders approve takeover by Rayonier Advanced Materials

MONTREAL — Shareholders in Quebec forestry firm Tembec have overwhelmingly endorsed a friendly takeover offer by Rayonier Advanced Materials, a chemical products company based in Florida.
Comedian in Car Getting Cash: Seinfeld is Forbes' top paid

Comedian in Car Getting Cash: Seinfeld is Forbes' top paid

NEW YORK — Forbes has crowned Jerry Seinfeld as the king of the club when it comes to the highest-paid, stand-up comedians.

Total, Suncor Energy in funding dispute over Fort Hills oilsands project

CALGARY — French oil giant Total and Suncor Energy are in a dispute over funding the Fort Hills oilsands project, the $17-billion development set to begin production later this year.
Samsung soars, sidestepping jailing of chief, Note 7 fiasco

Samsung soars, sidestepping jailing of chief, Note 7 fiasco

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — No leader and scorched Note 7 smartphones? No problem.
Businesses, cities cashing in on total solar eclipse crowds

Businesses, cities cashing in on total solar eclipse crowds

BARTLETT, Tenn. — Millions of eyes will be fixed on the sky when a total solar eclipse crosses the U.S. in August, and it's likely many of them will be safely behind the special glasses churned out by a Tennessee company.
N. Korea mysteriously nixes beer fest, but unveils new brew

N. Korea mysteriously nixes beer fest, but unveils new brew

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of — North Korea has suddenly cancelled a popular monthlong beer festival, but people won't be going thirsty in a country where brews are cheap and carry the ruling family's seal of approval.
Isolated Qatar hires firm founded by Trump aides amid crisis

Isolated Qatar hires firm founded by Trump aides amid crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar has hired a Washington influence firm founded by former top campaign aides to President Donald Trump and another specialized in digging up dirt on U.S.