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In Paris, Airbnb blamed for all kinds of ills

In Paris, Airbnb blamed for all kinds of ills

PARIS — The first paying guests to the ground-floor studio flat newly posted on Airbnb were innocuous enough: A family, come to experience the joys of Paris, like many millions of others.
After a lull, new-home sales up 3.5 per cent in August

After a lull, new-home sales up 3.5 per cent in August

WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes climbed 3.5 per cent in August, snapping a two-month decline as buying surged in the pricey Northeast and West housing markets.

Apple computer built in 1970s sold for $375,000 at auction

BOSTON — A computer built in the 1970s that helped launch the personal computer age as well as a trillion-dollar company has sold for $375,000. The fully functioning Apple-1 auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction was sold at a live sale Tuesday.
Amazon pushes Whole Foods grocery delivery to new cities

Amazon pushes Whole Foods grocery delivery to new cities

SEATTLE — Amazon continues to expand delivery from its Whole Foods grocery stores, announcing new service in 10 cities while broadening delivery areas where it's already operating.

Acid shipments halted in B.C. city while series of leaks is investigated

TRAIL, B.C. — Municipal officials in southeastern British Columbia say they have been assured that the company which moves sulphuric acid through a West Kootenay city won't resume shipping until a thorough engineering investigation wraps up.
Goldy Hyder named next chief executive of Business Council of Canada

Goldy Hyder named next chief executive of Business Council of Canada

OTTAWA — The Business Council of Canada says Goldy Hyder has been named the organization's next president and chief executive. Hyder, who is president and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies (Canada), will take over the job on Oct. 15.
Daimler CEO Zetsche to step down early, succeeded by insider

Daimler CEO Zetsche to step down early, succeeded by insider

FRANKFURT — Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, who unwound a troubled merger with Chrysler Corporation and led the German automaker to a string of record profits, will hand off next year to Ola Kallenius, a longtime insider who heads vehicle development for
Blake Goldring stepping aside at AGF, will become executive chairman

Blake Goldring stepping aside at AGF, will become executive chairman

TORONTO — AGF Management Ltd. says chief executive and chairman Blake Goldring is moving to the role of executive chairman.
Chorus Aviation wins heavy maintenance contract with Latvia's airBaltic

Chorus Aviation wins heavy maintenance contract with Latvia's airBaltic

HALIFAX — Chorus Aviation Inc. says it has signed a deal to perform heavy maintenance work for Latvia's airBaltic. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available.
Push to end bullet train in 2020 could signal GOP strategy

Push to end bullet train in 2020 could signal GOP strategy

SACRAMENTO, Calif.