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Aurora Cannabis makes board changes, names new lead independent director

Aurora Cannabis makes board changes, names new lead independent director

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. moved to strengthen its board of directors as it announced chairman Michael Singer will become executive chairman.
Tilray to acquire hemp food company Manitoba Harvest for up to $419 million

Tilray to acquire hemp food company Manitoba Harvest for up to $419 million

Cannabis producer Tilray Inc. has signed a deal to acquire Hemp Hearts-maker Manitoba Harvest for up to $419 million in cash and stock as the two companies look to launch CBD-infused products where permissible in the U.S.
Market volatility, mortgages loom over upcoming earnings of Canada's big banks

Market volatility, mortgages loom over upcoming earnings of Canada's big banks

TORONTO — Canada's biggest banks are set to report on what has traditionally been the strongest quarter of the year, but market volatility and slower mortgage growth during the period could weigh on their latest results.
Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California's high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it has already spent. The U.S.
Japan trade deficit highest in 5 yrs, hit by China doldrums

Japan trade deficit highest in 5 yrs, hit by China doldrums

TOKYO — Japan reports its exports tumbled 8.4 per cent in January from a year earlier, as slowing Chinese growth pushed its monthly trade deficit to the highest level in nearly five years.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer blocks immigrant detention plan

Michigan Gov. Whitmer blocks immigrant detention plan

LANSING, Mich. — Democratic Gov.
Former Sessions spokeswoman joins CNN

Former Sessions spokeswoman joins CNN

NEW YORK — CNN has hired a former spokeswoman for Attorney General Jeff Sessions for work on its political desk as 2020 elections coverage heats up.
Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure Tuesday gradually hiking the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, an early victory for the Democrat on the eve of his first annual budget proposal.

Keystone restarts pipeline after repairing Missouri leak

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — A segment of the Keystone pipeline that was shut down in early February when a leak was discovered in Missouri is now back in service. Terry Cunha of pipeline operator TransCanada Corp.

B.C. budget hits record level of spending on capital construction projects: NDP

VICTORIA — The B.C. government says its capital spending program will reach its highest level ever in 2019-20, with $20.1 billion being spent on construction projects. The amount includes $4.