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US factory output ticked up just 0.1 per cent in March.

US factory output ticked up just 0.1 per cent in March.

WASHINGTON — U.S. factory output edged up a slight 0.1 per cent in March, as strong production gains in motor vehicles and electronics were partially offset by declines in food and textiles. The Federal Reserve says factory output slowed from a 1.

IMF: Outlook is bright for US and global economies this year

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its economic outlook for the United States in 2018 and foresees a strong year for the global economy as well.
Canadian manufacturing sales up 1.9 per cent to $55.8 billion in February

Canadian manufacturing sales up 1.9 per cent to $55.8 billion in February

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales grew 1.9 per cent to $55.8 billion in February, boosted by the transportation equipment industry.
China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

BEIJING — One of China's top social networking sites announced Monday that it will no longer be censoring content related to gay issues after the plan triggered a loud public outcry. Weibo.
ABC makes unusual decision to release all of Comey talk

ABC makes unusual decision to release all of Comey talk

NEW YORK — Before airing George Stephanopoulos' interview with former FBI Director James Comey, ABC News made the unusual decision of releasing a full transcript of its nearly five-hour talk, including all the material that was not included in the br
Starbucks to train workers on 'unconscious bias,' CEO says

Starbucks to train workers on 'unconscious bias,' CEO says

PHILADELPHIA — Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested after employees said they were trespassi

B.C. threatens to sue Alberta as all sides in Trans Mountain dispute dig in

VICTORIA — All sides in the escalating dispute over the Trans Mountain expansion project appear to be digging in with the Alberta and British Columbia governments clashing over fuel prices and Indigenous and political leaders warning of civil unrest

Energy shippers nervous about Alberta plan to control oil and gas exports

CALGARY — Oil shippers are reacting with trepidation to legislation the Alberta New Democrats introduced Monday that would give the government power to restrict energy exports from the province.
Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for Weinstein scandal

Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for Weinstein scandal

NEW YORK — The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for breaking the Harvey Weinstein scandal with reporting that galvanized the #MeToo movement and set off a worldwide reckoning over sexual misconduct in
Aphria earns $12.9M Q3 profit, boosted by sale of Liberty Health Sciences shares

Aphria earns $12.9M Q3 profit, boosted by sale of Liberty Health Sciences shares

TORONTO — Shares of licensed medical marijuana producer Aphria Inc. surged Monday on better than expected quarterly results and after news of a changing political tone on cannabis south of the border. Aphria reported a $12.