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A year after pot legalization, lack of retail shops puts a damper on sales

A year after pot legalization, lack of retail shops puts a damper on sales

TORONTO — The bohemian Toronto neighbourhood of Kensington Market has long been a hotspot for weed culture and home to pot lounge Hotbox Cafe, and yet — one year after the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada — there still isn't a single l
Investors need to shop around for the best rate when parking cash

Investors need to shop around for the best rate when parking cash

OTTAWA — Whether it is a nervous investor looking for a safe haven amid volatile markets or someone with a big purchase coming up and a need to keep some cash safe and easily accessible, investors need to shop around if they want to earn the best pos
GM strike pushed US factory output down 0.5% in September

GM strike pushed US factory output down 0.5% in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. factory output slumped 0.5% in September, as a strike at General Motors caused a steep decline in auto production amid broader struggles for manufacturers. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production has fallen 0.
Farrow books sells across Australia despite legal threat

Farrow books sells across Australia despite legal threat

CANBERRA, Australia — Ronan Farrow's new book is being sold in Australia despite threats of defamation lawsuits that the Pulitzer-winning journalist believes led some Australian retailers to drop the bestseller.
Statistics Canada says reports manufacturing sales up 0.8 per cent in August

Statistics Canada says reports manufacturing sales up 0.8 per cent in August

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 0.8 per cent to $57.6 billion in August, following two consecutive monthly declines, boosted by gains in the transportation equipment and fabricated metal industries.
Barrick Gold says production trending toward upper end of guidance

Barrick Gold says production trending toward upper end of guidance

TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. says its full-year production is trending towards the upper end of its guidance for 5.1 million to 5.6 million ounces. The gold miner says preliminary third quarter sales amounted to 1.
Molson Coors, Hexo to launch CBD-infused water, THC drinks later this year

Molson Coors, Hexo to launch CBD-infused water, THC drinks later this year

TORONTO — The joint venture between beer giant Molson Coors and pot producer Hexo Corp. says its portfolio of pot-based drinks set to hit the market later this year includes a CBD-infused spring water as well as beverages containing THC.

General Motors and union reach tentative deal that could end strike

DETROIT — Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a month-long strike that brought the company's U.S. factories, as well as some Canadian operations, to a standstill.
Chicago teachers to strike in nation's 3rd largest district

Chicago teachers to strike in nation's 3rd largest district

Chicago parents and community groups are scrambling to prepare for a massive teachers' strike set to begin Thursday, prompting the city to preemptively cancel classes in the nation's third-largest school district.
Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry

Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry

DETROIT — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter.