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GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal 'Obamacare'

GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON — Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol.
Prosecutor: Martin Shkreli repeatedly lied to investors

Prosecutor: Martin Shkreli repeatedly lied to investors

NEW YORK — Wealthy investors say former biotech CEO Martin Shkreli told them he was managing tens of millions of dollars' worth of investments, that they were making double-digit returns and they could withdraw their money at any time.
Thrill ride was OK'd hours before deadly state fair accident

Thrill ride was OK'd hours before deadly state fair accident

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers into the ground, according to authorities and re
Chinese billionaire convicted in United Nations bribery case

Chinese billionaire convicted in United Nations bribery case

NEW YORK — A Chinese billionaire who wanted to build a United Nations centre in Macau was convicted on Thursday of paying more than $1.7 million in bribes to U.N. ambassadors to get it done.
Apple kills iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle as music moves to phones

Apple kills iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle as music moves to phones

SAN FRANCISCO — The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple.

Western Forest Products indefinitely curtails Vancouver Island sawmill

VANCOUVER — Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF) says it's indefinitely curtailing operations at one of its mills on Vancouver Island.
Rockefeller estate in Maine on market for $19M

Rockefeller estate in Maine on market for $19M

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine summer home of the late billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller is on the market for $19 million, with all proceeds slated to go to charity. The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.

Adidas to sell CCM to Toronto-based firm for US$110 million

MONTREAL — German sportswear manufacturer Adidas has announced an agreement to sell its CCM hockey-equipment subsidiary to a Canadian firm for US$110 million.

Qatar to push opening of transportation links at UN agency special hearing

MONTREAL — Qatar's battle with four Middle Eastern neighbours will be fought in Montreal on Monday where the country's transportation minister will urge a UN agency to pressure the countries to reopen severed transportation links.

TSX up moderately on rising energy prices, loonie takes back some gains

TORONTO — A big bump in energy shares helped drive Canada's main stock index higher Thursday, as the loonie took back some gains built over the last few weeks. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index finished ahead 19.