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Ontario autoworkers vow to keep fighting plant closure as GM profits rise

Ontario autoworkers vow to keep fighting plant closure as GM profits rise

WINDSOR, Ont. — Autoworkers from across Ontario vowed Friday to keep fighting General Motors' plans to shutter a prominent plant in the province as the company announced an improvement to its financial forecast for the year ahead.
Tiny coffeeshops help owners save on rent in high-cost Toronto, Vancouver

Tiny coffeeshops help owners save on rent in high-cost Toronto, Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Customers who don't work in the building that houses Kento Kitayama's tiny cafe near Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood better be prepared to settle for takeout. He can only take orders through a little window facing the sidewalk.
GM raises 2018 forecast, predicts stronger 2019 earnings

GM raises 2018 forecast, predicts stronger 2019 earnings

DETROIT — General Motors strengthened its pretax profit estimate for 2018 and predicted even stronger performance for this year as it executives made a presentation to investors on Friday. Shares jumped nearly 9 per cent in midday trading.
One year later, ABI smelter lockout continues and town fears for future

One year later, ABI smelter lockout continues and town fears for future

MONTREAL — As workers marked the one-year anniversary of the lockout at the ABI aluminum smelter in Becancour, Que. Friday, the impact of the lengthy conflict was being felt throughout the region.

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

LOS ANGELES — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications satellites has blasted off from California. The rocket lifted off at 7:31 a.m. Friday at Vandenberg Air Force Base and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles.
Italian fashion houses get refashioned for future growth

Italian fashion houses get refashioned for future growth

MILAN — To stay on trend, Italian fashion houses are refashioning themselves for future growth. The Milan Fashion Week devoted to fall and winter menswear opens on Friday with Ermenegildo Zegna's preview.
AP Interview: Catalan leader says 'No' to Spain govt budget

AP Interview: Catalan leader says 'No' to Spain govt budget

BARCELONA, Spain — The Spanish government's bid to pass a national budget is doomed unless it bends to the demands of Catalonia's separatists for a referendum on secession, the leader of the wealthy northeastern region says.

California fight on Trump birth control rules goes to court

SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.
Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn indicted for alleged breach of trust

Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn indicted for alleged breach of trust

TOKYO — Nissan's ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn was charged Friday with breach of trust, according to the Tokyo District Court, making the star executive's release unlikely for months to come. Ghosn, arrested Nov.
How's the US economy doing? Shutdown makes it harder to say

How's the US economy doing? Shutdown makes it harder to say

WASHINGTON — The partial shutdown of the U.S. government has begun to make it harder to assess the health of the economy by delaying or distorting key reports on growth, spending and hiring.