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Cannabis company Canopy Growth delaying launch of infused beverages

Cannabis company Canopy Growth delaying launch of infused beverages

Canadians thirsty for Canopy Growth Corp.'s cannabis-infused drinks will have to wait a bit longer. The Smiths Falls, Ont.
Closed mills, housing surge support positive forecast for lumber, OSB industries

Closed mills, housing surge support positive forecast for lumber, OSB industries

CALGARY — Financial analysts say Canadian production cutbacks and a consumer-driven recovery in housing starts in the United States could mean better times for lumber and panel products this year.
Employers post fewer jobs in November

Employers post fewer jobs in November

WASHINGTON — The number of available jobs fell sharply in November, dropping to 6.8 million, a decline of 7.6% from the October level.
US industrial production fell 0.3% in December

US industrial production fell 0.3% in December

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production fell 0.3% in December, as unseasonably warm weather reduced demand for heating from utilities.
US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labour market helped lift the prospects of the housing industry.
Truck slams into Illinois Starbucks; 4 sent to hospitals

Truck slams into Illinois Starbucks; 4 sent to hospitals

MCHENRY, Ill. — A pickup truck slammed into an Illinois Starbucks on Thursday, injuring several people and causing massive damage to the coffee shop, police said.
China's 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war

China's 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war

BEIJING — China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in 2019 as Beijing fought a tariff war with Washington, but forecasters said a U.S.-Chinese trade truce might help to revive consumer and business activity.
Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

DETROIT — Starbucks has a point to prove: There's more to the company than selling $4 lattes to rich people.
Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority

Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his
Labor Department limits news outlets' use of embargoed data

Labor Department limits news outlets' use of embargoed data

WASHINGTON — The Labor Department will begin restricting news organizations' use of economic data by barring computers from the rooms where reporters receive such data before its public release, department officials announced Thursday.