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Zuckerberg: Regulation 'inevitable' for social media firms

Zuckerberg: Regulation 'inevitable' for social media firms

WASHINGTON — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that regulation of social media companies is "inevitable" and disclosed that his own personal information has been compromised by malicious outsiders.
Former US House speaker to promote legalizing marijuana

Former US House speaker to promote legalizing marijuana

CINCINNATI — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and the nation's deadly opioid crisis.

Consumer agency spends $6,000 on frosting windows in new HQ

NEW YORK — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau spent more than $6,000 frosting the windows on the offices of senior staff in recent months, according to receipts and documents obtained by The Associated Press.
California offshore oil firms hit with nearly 400 violations

California offshore oil firms hit with nearly 400 violations

LOS ANGELES — Oil and gas companies drilling in state waters off Southern California violated regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years, according to a report being released Wednesday by an environmental group.

ADF Group reports $7.2-million loss in latest financial year, revenue up

TERREBONE, Que. — ADF Group Inc. lost $7.2 million in its latest financial year compared with a profit in its previous year as it was hit by one-time tax charges at its U.S. operations.
Nearly $5 billion LAX people mover contract approved

Nearly $5 billion LAX people mover contract approved

LOS ANGELES — A $4.9 billion contract to design, build and operate an automated people mover at Los Angeles International Airport has been approved by the City Council.
Alberta premier says 'something' coming from Ottawa on Trans Mountain impasse

Alberta premier says 'something' coming from Ottawa on Trans Mountain impasse

TORONTO — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the federal government has convinced her that "something specific" will be announced in the near future to try to break the impasse over the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Crash kills 257 in Algeria's deadliest aviation disaster

Crash kills 257 in Algeria's deadliest aviation disaster

ALGIERS, Algeria — A hulking military transport plane crashed just after takeoff in Algeria Wednesday, killing 257 people in the worst aviation disaster in the North African nation's history and plunging the country into mourning.
Postmedia Q2 loss falls as cost-cutting, tax credit offset lower revenue

Postmedia Q2 loss falls as cost-cutting, tax credit offset lower revenue

TORONTO — A $17-million interactive digital media tax credit from the Ontario government helped pare Postmedia Network Canada Corp.'s second-quarter net loss to $1.3 million from a loss of $28.5 million a year earlier.

Hydropothecary Corp. strikes five-year, 200-tonne cannabis deal in Quebec

GATINEAU, Que. — The Hydropothecary Corp.'s share price closed up 13 per cent Wednesday after the company said it had struck a cannabis supply deal with the Societe des alcools du Quebec. The Gatineau, Que.