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August housing construction up 9.2 pct., but permits slide

August housing construction up 9.2 pct., but permits slide

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months but applications for new building permits plunged, sending mixed signals for an industry that has been struggling with rising lumber costs.
Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

MILLVILLE, Ky. — The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time tourist draw to a decaying relic.
Former exec sues Spotify over boys-only events and pay

Former exec sues Spotify over boys-only events and pay

NEW YORK — A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men more for the same work.
EU opens investigation into how Amazon uses data

EU opens investigation into how Amazon uses data

BRUSSELS — European authorities said Wednesday they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant's treatment of smaller merchants on its website .
U.S. Midwest refinery maintenance outages to weigh on Canadian oil prices

U.S. Midwest refinery maintenance outages to weigh on Canadian oil prices

CALGARY — A maintenance shutdown at the refinery that is the largest buyer of Canadian heavy oil in the United States is expected to extend and possibly worsen the price discounts on crude from north of the border.
Facebook to offer more info on posts after fake news and data scandals

Facebook to offer more info on posts after fake news and data scandals

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook is launching a new feature in Canada that allows users to get more information on who is behind articles and content on the platform. The U.S.
CNN's Cuomo getting daily radio show on SiriusXM

CNN's Cuomo getting daily radio show on SiriusXM

NEW YORK — CNN's Chris Cuomo is adding a radio show to his television work. The prime-time host will start his own two-hour radio show next Monday at noon on SiriusXM.
Cineplex signs 4DX deal to expand the technology across the country

Cineplex signs 4DX deal to expand the technology across the country

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc. says it has signed an agreement with immersive cinema company CJ 4DPLEX Co. Ltd. to bring 4DX technology to 13 cinemas.
Port wine? Feta? Brexit may spell trouble for famed EU names

Port wine? Feta? Brexit may spell trouble for famed EU names

PINHAO, Portugal — The scorching late summer sun of northern Portugal is ripening the black, super-sweet grapes that will go to make what European Union rules say is the only wine in the world that can be called port.
China's premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle

China's premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle

BEIJING — China's No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing's technology policy.