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  • Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

    New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation

    April the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world.
  • Israel-China construction deal reportedly bans settlements

    JERUSALEM - Israel and China have signed a deal to bring Chinese construction workers to Israel, but the workers will reportedly be barred from building in West Bank settlements at China's insistence.
  • 'The Fate of the Furious' laps new films at box office

    LOS ANGELES - "The Fate of the Furious" sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller "Unforgettable" and historical drama "The Promise" in the dust.
  • Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

    TORONTO - Closing curtain: Ontario's securities regulator hears closing submissions Monday in the case against Garth Drabinsky for his role in the Livent Entertainment fraud scandal nearly two decades ago. Drabinsky has served a prison term for fraud for orchestrating a kickback scheme that cost investors an estimated $500 million. Now, a tribunal of the Ontario Securities Commission is deciding whether to mete out regulatory penalties.
  • Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House

    WASHINGTON - Global finance leaders sought to avoid conflict with the Trump administration over trade and environmental policy and welcomed signs the world economy is pulling out of the doldrums.
  • Opening shot coming this week in fifth softwood lumber war between Canada-U.S.

    WASHINGTON - The opening shot in a fifth softwood-lumber war between the United States and Canada is expected this week, and policy-makers north of the border are preparing to calculate the potential damage of American duties.
  • Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

    WASHINGTON - Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
  • Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion

    NEW YORK - Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. They're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him.
  • Canada's central banker on Ontario housing move: 'I'm happy'

    WASHINGTON - Measures to cool the housing market in the Greater Toronto Area have received a warm response from Canada's central banker, who said Saturday it should have some effect on runaway housing prices.
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