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Facebook unveils Quest, its new virtual-reality headset

Facebook unveils Quest, its new virtual-reality headset

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it's appropriate his company's next VR headset will be called Quest.
Cadillac brand will return to Michigan from New York

Cadillac brand will return to Michigan from New York

DETROIT — General Motors is moving its Cadillac brand headquarters from New York back to Michigan, four years after heading to the big city to become more cosmopolitan.

Ontario government to halt minimum wage hike set to kick in next year

TORONTO — Ontario's Progressive Conservative government said it will halt a planned increase to minimum wage that was scheduled to kick in next year, following up on a promise made during the spring election campaign.

McDonald's says most burgers now preservative-free

CHICAGO — Following years of reformulating at McDonald's, most of the burgers it serves in the U.S. are now preservative-free.
CBS to open film and television production hub in Mississauga, Ont. by mid-2019

CBS to open film and television production hub in Mississauga, Ont. by mid-2019

TORONTO — U.S. entertainment company CBS Television Studios will open a television and film production hub just outside Toronto next year. The company says the hub will include six sound stages, production offices and other support facilities.
In Paris, Airbnb blamed for all kinds of ills

In Paris, Airbnb blamed for all kinds of ills

PARIS — The first paying guests to the ground-floor studio flat newly posted on Airbnb were innocuous enough: A family, come to experience the joys of Paris, like many millions of others.
After a lull, new-home sales up 3.5 per cent in August

After a lull, new-home sales up 3.5 per cent in August

WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes climbed 3.5 per cent in August, snapping a two-month decline as buying surged in the pricey Northeast and West housing markets.

Apple computer built in 1970s sold for $375,000 at auction

BOSTON — A computer built in the 1970s that helped launch the personal computer age as well as a trillion-dollar company has sold for $375,000. The fully functioning Apple-1 auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction was sold at a live sale Tuesday.
Amazon pushes Whole Foods grocery delivery to new cities

Amazon pushes Whole Foods grocery delivery to new cities

SEATTLE — Amazon continues to expand delivery from its Whole Foods grocery stores, announcing new service in 10 cities while broadening delivery areas where it's already operating.

Acid shipments halted in B.C. city while series of leaks is investigated

TRAIL, B.C. — Municipal officials in southeastern British Columbia say they have been assured that the company which moves sulphuric acid through a West Kootenay city won't resume shipping until a thorough engineering investigation wraps up.