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2 federal agencies take closer look into Tesla fire

WASHINGTON — One federal safety agency has dispatched an investigator and another says it is gathering information on a Tesla battery fire in Southern California.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,383.63, up 69.21 points) Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down 63 cents, or 12.35 per cent, to $4.47 on 25.6 million shares.
'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

LOS ANGELES — The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a drought of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall.
Waterloo 'ideas lab' startup lures president away from Dalhousie University

Waterloo 'ideas lab' startup lures president away from Dalhousie University

HALIFAX — The president of Dalhousie University has announced he's leaving the East Coast to lead a startup "ideas lab" in Waterloo's tech mecca.

EU extends sanctions against Russia for a year over Crimea

BRUSSELS — The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014.

Kate Spade's funeral to be held in birthplace of Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A funeral will be held for fashion designer Kate Spade this week in Kansas City, where she was born. The Kansas City Star reports that services for Spade are planned for 3 p.m.
Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

BERLIN — Germany will likely miss its goal of cutting emissions by 40 per cent by 2020, the country's environment minister said Monday, an embarrassing admission for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change.
Builder optimism fades with potential trade war looming

Builder optimism fades with potential trade war looming

NEW YORK — The threat of a trade war with Canada has taken a toll on the confidence of U.S. homebuilders, according to index released Monday.

AutoCanada launches strategic review after a request by an activist investor

EDMONTON — AutoCanada Inc. says its board of directors has appointed a special committee of independent directors to review strategic alternatives following a request by an activist shareholder.

Arizona Mining shares up on takeover offer by Australian company South32

VANCOUVER — Shares of Arizona Mining Inc. soared in early trading after the company announced a deal to be acquired by Australian company South32 Ltd. that valued the company at about $2.1 billion.