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China's growth in 2016 slumps as Trump trade struggle looms

China's growth in 2016 slumps as Trump trade struggle looms

BEIJING — China's economic growth sank to a three-decade low in 2016 as its struggling exporters brace for a possible trade battle with President-elect Donald Trump. Growth in the quarter ending in December ticked up to 6.
Global shares steady ahead of Trump's inauguration

Global shares steady ahead of Trump's inauguration

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Global shares were steady in cautious trading Friday ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. China's report that its economy grew at a 6.8 per cent pace in October-December was in line with expectations.
Tim Hortons, Burger King plan to launch app in latest push towards automation

Tim Hortons, Burger King plan to launch app in latest push towards automation

TORONTO — The parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King plans to launch an app Canada-wide this spring that would allow customers to order and pay in advance on their smartphone without lining up to pay a cashier.
'Dance Moms' star's 2-day sentencing hearing set to begin

'Dance Moms' star's 2-day sentencing hearing set to begin

PITTSBURGH — "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller is scheduled to appear in Pittsburgh federal court Friday for the start of her sentencing hearing in her bankruptcy fraud case. The two-day hearing won't wrap up until Feb. 24.

Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firms

HONG KONG — Paramount Pictures said Friday it has inked a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the Hollywood studio's slate of movies over the next three years.
Trump expects 'big results' from his choice to lead USDA

Trump expects 'big results' from his choice to lead USDA

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects that former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, his choice to lead the Agriculture Department, will "deliver big results for all Americans who earn their living off the land.
Samsung to announce cause of Galaxy Note 7 fire on Jan. 23

Samsung to announce cause of Galaxy Note 7 fire on Jan. 23

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Samsung Electronics said Friday it will announce on Jan. 23 the reason why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones overheated and caught fire. The announcement will be livestreamed in Chinese, English and Korean on its websites .
Treasury pick defends foreclosure actions, asset disclosure

Treasury pick defends foreclosure actions, asset disclosure

WASHINGTON — Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling of thousands of mortgage foreclosures and his failure to initially disclos
Energy pick vows to boost agency he had pledged to eliminate

Energy pick vows to boost agency he had pledged to eliminate

WASHINGTON — Former Texas Gov.

U.S. indexes finish lower ahead of Donald Trump inauguration, TSX ekes out gain

TORONTO — Stock markets in New York registered losses Thursday as investor sentiment appeared to sober, a day ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.