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Ikea says its new Halifax-area store will hold grand opening next month

HALIFAX — Ikea's new Halifax-area store will open its doors next month. The Scandinavian furniture chain says the 30,000-square-metre store in Dartmouth Crossing will welcome its first customers at 9 a.m. on September 27.
Changing tastes brew bitter times for Japan's beer makers

Changing tastes brew bitter times for Japan's beer makers

TOKYO — From beer gardens on the rooftops of department stores to fireworks extravaganzas to quiet, wood-paneled craft breweries, Japanese seem to quaff an awful lot of beer in the summer.
Cuba struggling to keep professionals from leaving

Cuba struggling to keep professionals from leaving

PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba — Calle Marti is a modest half-mile boulevard split by a simple winding flagstone path that's bracketed by green grass, pine trees and curving blue cement benches.
Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC

Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC

NEW YORK — Gourmet fun or just plain cheesy? A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos, yes Cheetos, opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, with every table already booked with diners ready to pay between $8 and $22 for such creations as Cheetos meat
US home construction slumped in July

US home construction slumped in July

WASHINGTON — Homebuilders pulled back sharply on construction of apartment complexes in July, causing housing starts to tumble to a three-month low. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts fell 4.
Russian ex-minister on trial for bribery blames Putin ally

Russian ex-minister on trial for bribery blames Putin ally

MOSCOW — Breaking months of silence, the former Russian economic development minister on trial for allegedly accepting a $2 million bribe publicly accused the head of Russia's oil company on Wednesday of setting him up.
Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closed

Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closed

WOODBURY, Conn. — The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died.
Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies

Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies

WASHINGTON — Premiums for a popular type of individual health plan would rise sharply, and more people would be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop "Obamacare" payments to insurers, the Congressio
Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America's romance with Trump is faltering — after his equivocal response to violence by white su

New Flyer wins contract to provide Edmonton with 110 clean diesel buses

WINNIPEG — New Flyer Industries Canada ULC has won a contract to provide the City of Edmonton with 110 clean diesel heavy-duty transit buses, as well as options by the city to purchase an additional 120 buses.