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No timetable for end to fire at Texas chemical facility

No timetable for end to fire at Texas chemical facility

HOUSTON — Officials said Tuesday that they're not sure when a fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility will burn itself out, but they are confident that the air quality is safe, despite the huge plume of smoke coming from the blaze.

Nominee to lead FAA will face challenge on Boeing oversight

President Donald Trump has tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration as the regulator deals with questions about its approval of a Boeing airliner involved in two deadly crashes within five months.
Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

SAN FRANCISCO — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.
Alimentation Couche-Tard boosts dividend 25 per cent after record Q3 profits

Alimentation Couche-Tard boosts dividend 25 per cent after record Q3 profits

LAVAL, Que. — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is boosting is quarterly dividend by 25 per cent after posting record third-quarter earnings that missed analyst expectations.
Stock options to be taxed more like regular income under new federal budget

Stock options to be taxed more like regular income under new federal budget

OTTAWA — Executives at big established companies who get paid with large stock grants will owe more in tax under changes promised in the new federal budget.

Egads, Batman! Dubious interns cited in White House report

WASHINGTON — This year's Economic Report of the President credits an unusual group of interns that includes the alter egos of Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America, Monty Python alumnus John Cleese, Kathryn Janeway from "Star Trek: Voyager" and the

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,188.10, down 63.27 points ). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down four cents, or 0.3 per cent, to $13.22 on 21.8 million shares.
Canada's main stock index falls on concerns about U.S. trade deal with China

Canada's main stock index falls on concerns about U.S. trade deal with China

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index retreated from a near seven-month high on concerns that global growth will be hurt by a potential trade deal between the United States and China. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 63.27 points to 16,188.
Sub makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean; crew safe

Sub makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean; crew safe

ALPHONSE ISLAND, Seychelles — Technicians investigating the cause of a subsea emergency in which a British scientist and her American pilot made a rapid ascent from 250 metres (820 feet) beneath the Indian Ocean on Tuesday now think it's unlikely it
Unifor reports productive talks with General Motors on Oshawa plant

Unifor reports productive talks with General Motors on Oshawa plant

TORONTO — Unifor says it has suspended a media campaign against General Motors amid productive talks with the automaker on the future of the company's assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont.