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In DC, face scans peg a lawmaker - and a long-dead singer

WASHINGTON — Privacy advocates who strapped cameras to their heads and walked around Capitol Hill Thursday say Amazon’s facial recognition technology successfully recognized a congressman - but also claimed to spot singer Roy Orbison, who died in 198
Amazon to protest $10B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft

Amazon to protest $10B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the process.
Powell urges Congress to tackle growing budget deficit

Powell urges Congress to tackle growing budget deficit

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday urged Congress to tackle the growing budget deficit but also underscored the current health of the nation’s economy.

Pelosi says agreement on revamped NAFTA ‘imminent’

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants to see Congress pass President Donald Trump’s revamped North American free trade deal this year. In a news conference Thursday, the California Democrat said an agreement on the pact is “imminent.
Leader of pilots’ union blasts Boeing over grounded plane

Leader of pilots’ union blasts Boeing over grounded plane

DALLAS — The union president of Southwest Airlines pilots worries that Boeing may be rushing the 737 Max back into service, and he says Southwest should consider buying planes from another company.
Wall Street feuds with Warren, much to her apparent delight

Wall Street feuds with Warren, much to her apparent delight

NEW YORK — Senator Elizabeth Warren’s fight with Wall Street escalated when billionaire investor Leon Cooperman called the presidential candidate’s proposal to put a new tax on the nation’s wealthiest people a plan to “penalize success” and said her

Crescent Point Energy selling Saskatchewan midstream gas assets for $500 million

CALGARY — Oil and gas producer Crescent Point Energy Corp. says it is selling Saskatchewan midstream assets for $500 million as part of a divestiture strategy adopted following a management shakeup last year.
Alberta pension plan split not about efficiency, says former CEO of AIMCo

Alberta pension plan split not about efficiency, says former CEO of AIMCo

CALGARY — The former CEO of the organization that would administer a separate Alberta pension plan says the proposed switch from the Canada Pension Plan doesn't make much sense from an efficiency point of view.
Stock markets flat as the longest and strongest bull market continues

Stock markets flat as the longest and strongest bull market continues

TORONTO — North American stock markets were flat Thursday on new fears of a global economic slowdown even as the current bull market became the longest and strongest in history.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,972.18, up 14.19 points.) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 31 cents, or 6.61 per cent, to $4.38 on 8.