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Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader.

Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising checked-bag fees

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines is joining two rivals in raising fees to check a bag on a flight within the United States.
Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

SAN FRANCISCO — Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer.
Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

SPANGLE, Wash. — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy.

Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota finally cleaned up

BISMARCK, N.D. — Five years and almost $100 million later, cleanup is complete on a massive oil pipeline leak in North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history, industry and state officials said Wednesday.

U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs: Quebec firms not banging down the doors for aid

MONTREAL — U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum have not generated a flood of requests from Quebec companies for provincial assistance.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,149.92, down 46.12 points). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 15 cents, or 1.36 per cent, to $10.87 on 112 million shares.
Forestry companies fall as U.S. housing stats show potential slowing demand

Forestry companies fall as U.S. housing stats show potential slowing demand

TORONTO — Shares in several major Canadian forestry companies closed down Wednesday after an analyst downgrade and lower-than expected building permits for the crucial U.S. housing sector.
Higher crude oil prices pushes the Canadian dollar high; TSX essentially flat

Higher crude oil prices pushes the Canadian dollar high; TSX essentially flat

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar was pushed to its highest level in September on Wednesday after crude oil prices hit a two-month peak. The November crude contract was up $1.18 to US$70.77 per barrel, just short of a high set July 13.
Tilray shares go on wild ride on second day after export approval

Tilray shares go on wild ride on second day after export approval

TORONTO — Shares in marijuana company Tilray Inc.