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Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

TOKYO — The European Union and Japan signed a landmark deal on Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade.
Restaurant Brands International to review 'no-poach' franchise agreements

Restaurant Brands International to review 'no-poach' franchise agreements

One of Canada's largest fast-food companies says it will review a controversial clause in its franchisee contracts less than a week after numerous competitors in the U.S. dropped similar language from their contracts to avoid an antitrust lawsuit.
Loblaw delivers closing arguments in $437-million tax dispute with CRA

Loblaw delivers closing arguments in $437-million tax dispute with CRA

TORONTO — The Canada Revenue Agency's allegations that Loblaw Companies Ltd.'s Barbadian banking subsidiary was established and used for tax avoidance are "absurd," the retail conglomerate's lawyer told a Toronto court on Tuesday.
U.S. and Canadian stocks close up in trade tension lull, loonie lower

U.S. and Canadian stocks close up in trade tension lull, loonie lower

Canada's main stock index crept higher Tuesday along with U.S. markets, while the loonie moved lower compared with the U.S. dollar. Markets, especially in the U.S.
World Cup finale reaches 16 million viewers in U.S.

World Cup finale reaches 16 million viewers in U.S.

NEW YORK — The World Cup soccer final where France defeated Croatia was seen by just over 16 million people in the United States on Sunday.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,519.24, up 24.51 points) Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU). Miner. Up 55 cents, or 13.06 per cent, to $4.76 on 10.8 million shares.

Portland chosen for self-driving car pilot program

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine city is among seven municipalities that have been selected to help test self-driving car technology.
Powell says strong economy will keep rate hikes coming

Powell says strong economy will keep rate hikes coming

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers Tuesday that strong economic growth will keep the central bank on a path to gradually raise interest rates.
Duchess of Sussex wears dress by Calgary's Nonie to Mandela exhibition

Duchess of Sussex wears dress by Calgary's Nonie to Mandela exhibition

CALGARY — A fondness for Canadian fashion apparently hasn't waned for Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. The former Toronto resident was photographed Tuesday in London wearing a sleeveless trench dress by the Calgary brand Nonie.
MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn't liable

MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn't liable

LAS VEGAS — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.