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SpaceX changes plans to send tourists around the moon

SpaceX changes plans to send tourists around the moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX said it has signed the first private moon traveller , with some changes to its original game plan.

Texas company gets $300M loan for high-speed train project

DALLAS — A Texas company has secured a $300 million loan for a proposed high-speed rail project from Dallas to Houston.
Layoffs hit, prices lag as tariff pinches lobster industry

Layoffs hit, prices lag as tariff pinches lobster industry

PORTLAND, Maine — The American lobster industry is starting to feel the pinch of China's tariff on U.S. seafood as exporters and dealers cope with sagging prices, new financial pressures and difficulty sending lobsters overseas.
Vale completes billion-dollar Sudbury smelter emissions reduction project

Vale completes billion-dollar Sudbury smelter emissions reduction project

SUDBURY, Ont. — Vale Canada Ltd. says it has completed a billion-dollar project to reduce emissions at its Sudbury, Ont., smelter complex that has made the distinct 'superstack' chimney at the site obsolete.
US industrial production rose a solid 0.4 per cent in August

US industrial production rose a solid 0.4 per cent in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production rose by a healthy 0.4 per cent in August, boosted by gains in the production of autos, oil and natural gas.

Bank of England chief issues another Brexit warning

LONDON — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned Friday that developments surrounding Brexit are "the most significant influences" on the economic outlook for Britain.
US retail sales up just 0.1 pct. after previous strong gain

US retail sales up just 0.1 pct. after previous strong gain

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales barely rose in August as consumers slowed their spending after a robust month of shopping in July. The Commerce Department said Friday that the value of purchases ticked up just 0.
VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer

VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer

DETROIT — After selling it on and off in the U.S. for nearly seven decades, Volkswagen has decided to squash its iconic Beetle.

Global oil production hits a new record, led by US and OPEC

The world's supply of oil hit a record last month, yet another sign of oil's dominance over the energy landscape.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos to start $2 billion charitable fund

Amazon's Jeff Bezos to start $2 billion charitable fund

SEATTLE — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he is giving $2 billion to start a fund that will open preschools in low-income neighbourhoods and give money to nonprofits that helps homeless families.