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Spinal-cord stimulators help some patients, injure others

Spinal-cord stimulators help some patients, injure others

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life.
Second Cup franchisees file lawsuit against coffee chain over debt, ad fund

Second Cup franchisees file lawsuit against coffee chain over debt, ad fund

A group of Second Cup Ltd. franchisees is suing the struggling Canadian coffee chain for $2.7 million, alleging the company's actions have been detrimental to them.
Markets rise as tech and consumer sectors point to start of good shopping season

Markets rise as tech and consumer sectors point to start of good shopping season

TORONTO — North American stock markets rallied Monday from last week's selloff with the technology and consumer discretionary sectors rising on signs of a good start to the holiday shopping season.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,012.65 up 1.92 points ). Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Down 16 cents, or 6.67 per cent, to $2.24 on 27.1 million shares. Aurora Cannabis Inc.
Startups, old-line automakers aim to take bite out of Tesla

Startups, old-line automakers aim to take bite out of Tesla

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. — In a renovated old cash register factory in suburban Detroit, 300 engineers are toiling away on an all-electric pickup truck and an SUV that they hope can take on Tesla.
Air Canada signs definitive deal to buy Aeroplan program for $450 million

Air Canada signs definitive deal to buy Aeroplan program for $450 million

MONTREAL — Air Canada has signed a definitive agreement to buy the Aeroplan loyalty program from Aimia Inc.
UK's May fights to sell Brexit deal to a skeptical country

UK's May fights to sell Brexit deal to a skeptical country

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May made a blunt appeal to skeptical lawmakers on Monday to back her divorce deal with the European Union: It isn't perfect, but it's all there is, and the alternative is a leap into the unknown.

Venezuela holds onto prized US refineries amid legal battle

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela will hold onto its U.S.-based Citgo refineries, settling a long-standing dispute that threw ownership of the crisis-wracked country's prized assets into peril as its massive debt mounts.

FDA to overhaul long-criticized medical device system

WASHINGTON — U.S.

Fox begins digital service for people who want more opinion

NEW YORK — The new streaming service Fox Nation that launches Tuesday is aimed at people who don't think Fox News Channel offers enough opinion. Fox is becoming the latest television news operation to stake out digital turf.