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June retail sales a bright spot for Canadian economy: economists

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales rose slightly in June and continue to be a bright spot in the economy. Statistics Canada says in a report issued Tuesday that the retail sector's growth was 1.1 per cent, excluding automotive and gasoline sales.
A coal country dispute over an alleged Trump promise unmet

A coal country dispute over an alleged Trump promise unmet

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him.
Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests

Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests

APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine — When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster.
Denver soon to license pot clubs, but few may open

Denver soon to license pot clubs, but few may open

DENVER — Colorado's largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation's first legal marijuana clubs.
Canadian banks earnings season expected to be strong thanks to robust economy

Canadian banks earnings season expected to be strong thanks to robust economy

TORONTO — Canada's biggest banks could deliver another profitable season for investors as third-quarter results starting to roll in this week are expected to get a boost from the strengthening economy.
Game of Thrones: Can Night King win with top-down economy?

Game of Thrones: Can Night King win with top-down economy?

WASHINGTON — It was dragons vs. zombies in fiery combat during this week's "Game of Thrones," a battle that likely provides just a hint of what lies ahead in HBO's hit series.

Report: Iran says Twitter ready to talk on unblocking site

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's new telecommunications minister says Twitter is ready to talk about unblocking access to the microblogging site.
Oakville, Ont., council votes to give heritage status for Glen Abbey

Oakville, Ont., council votes to give heritage status for Glen Abbey

TORONTO — Glen Abbey, one of Canada's most famous golf courses, received some protection from potential redevelopment into a residential and commercial complex on Monday night.
Ford, Chinese partner look at possible electric car venture

Ford, Chinese partner look at possible electric car venture

BEIJING — Ford Motor Co. and a Chinese automaker said Tuesday they are looking into setting up a joint venture to develop and manufacture electric cars in China. Ford's potential venture with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co.
Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for