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Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to film in New Zealand

Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to film in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Amazon announced Wednesday it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six
Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel-efficient
Canfor investor vows to vote against Pattison proposal to take company private

Canfor investor vows to vote against Pattison proposal to take company private

VANCOUVER — An investment management company that controls about 4.8 per cent of the shares of Canfor Corp. says it will vote against the proposal by a Jim Pattison Group company to take the lumber company private.
US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S.
Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court

Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court

STRASBOURG, France — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the "father of lies" by a lawyer in the U.K.
California adds wage, benefit protections for gig workers

California adds wage, benefit protections for gig workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

ROMULUS, Mich. — The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members.

NY lawmaker wants ban on plastic toiletry bottles in hotels

ALBANY, N.Y. — There's a new push to ban those tiny plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel in hotel rooms across New York state as a way to reduce plastic waste. State Sen.
Toronto stock market falls as U.S. Federal Reserve disappoints with rate cut

Toronto stock market falls as U.S. Federal Reserve disappoints with rate cut

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed lower Wednesday as oil and gold sectors fell and the U.S. Federal Reserve disappointed with its interest rate cut and guidance.
Tim Hortons dropping Beyond Meat products from menus except in Ontario and B.C.

Tim Hortons dropping Beyond Meat products from menus except in Ontario and B.C.

Apparently, Beyond Meat burgers don't go that well with Tim Hortons coffee, as the chain says it's dropping the alternative protein products at thousands of Canadian locations, just three months after introducing them.