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Johnson urges support for Brexit deal before knife-edge vote

Johnson urges support for Brexit deal before knife-edge vote

LONDON — Boris Johnson worked behind the scenes Friday to win enough support to push his new Brexit deal through the fractious British Parliament and pave the way for Britain — finally — to leave the European Union in two weeks.
China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on global growth

China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on global growth

BEIJING — China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in the latest quarter as a trade war with the U.S. deepened a slump that is weighing on the global economy.
IMF, World Bank leaders appeal for an end to trade wars

IMF, World Bank leaders appeal for an end to trade wars

WASHINGTON — The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank appealed to their 189 member countries on Friday to resolve widening disagreements on trade and other issues, warning that the divisions threatened to make the consequence
GM workers called back to Oshawa plant after U.S. union reaches tentative deal

GM workers called back to Oshawa plant after U.S. union reaches tentative deal

General Motors has recalled all workers to its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., after the United Auto Workers union in the U.S. reached a tentative deal earlier this week.
Edibles, vapes and oils: What you need to know about cannabis 2.0

Edibles, vapes and oils: What you need to know about cannabis 2.0

TORONTO — Weed-infused brownies, CBD-based hand creams and cannabis vaping products are now legal in Canada, but eager consumers will have to wait until at least mid-December — and the province with the most licensed pot shops is signalling that earl
'Spirited Away,' other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max

'Spirited Away,' other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max

LOS ANGELES — The vast catalogue of storied Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is heading to the new HBO Max streaming service.
Energy Secretary Perry says he is resigning by year's end

Energy Secretary Perry says he is resigning by year's end

WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence.
GM workers to stay on picket line until vote on new contract

GM workers to stay on picket line until vote on new contract

DETROIT — Striking General Motors workers will stay on the picket lines for at least another week until they vote on a tentative contract with the company.
Facebook CEO defends refusal to take down some content

Facebook CEO defends refusal to take down some content

WASHINGTON — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media platform's refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy "even if it goes against our standards.

Anheuser-Busch accuses MillerCoors of stealing recipes

MILKWAUKEE, Wis. — Anheuser-Busch is suing MillerCoors over its confidential recipes for Bud Light and Michelob Ultra.