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Pruitt reassigned lawmen as drivers, bodyguards in Oklahoma

Pruitt reassigned lawmen as drivers, bodyguards in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt assigned investigations agents from his office to be his driver and bodyguard, at times taking them on his frequent trips out of state to speak to conservative political organizations, stat

Reality television show crew cleared in airport bomb scare

NEWARK, N.J. — Prosecutors have dismissed all charges against a television crew accused of creating a false public alarm when one of its devices prompted a bomb alert at one of the New York area's three major airports.
Wells Fargo fined $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

Wells Fargo fined $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest punishment levied against the banking giant for widespread customer abuses.
Fairfax Financial bids US$300 million for Toys R Us's Canadian business

Fairfax Financial bids US$300 million for Toys R Us's Canadian business

NEW YORK — Canada's Fairfax Financial Holding has placed a bid of US$300 million to buy Toys “R” Us's Canadian operations in bankruptcy.
Great-West Lifeco Inc. acquires strategic investment in Irish company

Great-West Lifeco Inc. acquires strategic investment in Irish company

WINNIPEG — Great-West Lifeco Inc. has signed a deal to acquire a strategic investment in Invesco Ltd. (Ireland), an employee benefit consulting and private wealth management firm.
Canadian Pacific starting operations shutdown ahead of possible strike

Canadian Pacific starting operations shutdown ahead of possible strike

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway says it has begun shutting down train operations ahead of a possible strike set to start Saturday by two unionized workforces.

Supreme Court ruling corks B.C. vintners' hopes for free trade of Canadian wines

VANCOUVER — The Supreme Court of Canada ruling upholding interprovincial trade laws may have other implications for trade, including for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, says a lawyer who represented some British Columbia wineries at the trial.
Spat breaks out between Tim Hortons franchisee factions over public complaints

Spat breaks out between Tim Hortons franchisee factions over public complaints

OAKVILLE, Ont.
2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

PHILADELPHIA — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.
Boralex signs deal to buy French wind power company Kallista Energy Investment

Boralex signs deal to buy French wind power company Kallista Energy Investment

MONTREAL — Boralex Inc. has signed a deal to acquire wind power company Kallista Energy Investment SAS from Ardian Infrastructure in a move to grow its operations in France. The Canadian power producer has agreed to pay $202 million and assume $146.