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Congress grills Google CEO on bias, privacy, China

Congress grills Google CEO on bias, privacy, China

WASHINGTON — Questions on privacy, data collection, China, Russia —and especially political bias — dominated Google CEO Sundar Pichai's grilling before Congress Tuesday.

New Tory government in New Brunswick dramatically scales back capital spending

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's Progressive Conservative government has tabled a $600-million capital budget that dramatically turns away from the big spending of the previous Liberal government.
Modest home price growth forecasted for 2019: Re/Max and Royal LePage

Modest home price growth forecasted for 2019: Re/Max and Royal LePage

TORONTO — Home prices across the country are expected to rise in 2019, but only at a moderate pace compared with recent years, according to two of Canada's largest residential real estate brokerages.
Canadian malls add gender-neutral bathrooms to promote inclusivity

Canadian malls add gender-neutral bathrooms to promote inclusivity

TORONTO — Shoppers at one of Canada's biggest and busiest malls can now use the same bathroom regardless of whether they identify as male or female as Yorkdale Shopping Centre opened its first gender-neutral bathroom.
Marriott and Starwood face class action lawsuits following data breach

Marriott and Starwood face class action lawsuits following data breach

TORONTO — Canadians who stayed at Marriott International Inc. and Starwood Canada ULC hotels are taking legal action against the companies following a security breach.
China, US discuss plans for trade talks

China, US discuss plans for trade talks

BEIJING — China's economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive.
US wholesale prices rise 0.1 pct., a sign inflation in check

US wholesale prices rise 0.1 pct., a sign inflation in check

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices barely rose last month as a sharp decline in the cost of gas offset pricier freight trucking services and mobile phone plans.

MTY Group signs deal to acquire South St. Burger chain of restaurants

MONTREAL — MTY Food Group Inc. has signed a deal to acquire South St. Burger, a chain of gourmet burger restaurants. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car.
Detention of Nissan's Ghosn extended through Dec. 20

Detention of Nissan's Ghosn extended through Dec. 20

TOKYO — A Tokyo court ruled Tuesday that Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, and another executive will remain in custody through Dec. 20, more than a month after their arrest.