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  • Philip Morris woos puff-happy Japan for post-smoking era

    TOKYO - Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro and other major cigarette brands, is manoeuvring to keep itself in business in a post-smoking world with an advertising blitz in puff-happy Japan and other tobacco-loving markets.
  • iPhone XR makes the right trade-offs for a cheaper price

    NEW YORK - Apple offers you a simple trade-off with its new iPhone XR, the middlebrow cousin to the top-of-the-line iPhone XS.
  • Anywhere but Washington: Why DC stories rarely film in DC

    WASHINGTON - It's a hobby among District of Columbia locals: Picking apart glaring geographic and architectural inaccuracies in movies and television shows set in Washington.
  • Saudi economic forum opens but many absent over Khashoggi

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A high-profile economic forum in Saudi Arabia began on Tuesday in Riyadh, the kingdom's first major event on the world stage since the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.
  • Small businesses call for quick end to rotating strikes at Canada Post

    OTTAWA - Small businesses called for a speedy end to rotating walkouts launched Monday in four cities by Canada Post employees, citing concern that a prolonged strike could chew into their profits ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.
  • NEB agrees to consider LNG Canada pipeline jurisdictional challenge

    The National Energy Board says it will consider a jurisdictional challenge of a pipeline approval that is a key component in a recently sanctioned $40-billion liquefied natural gas export facility in British Columbia.
  • Alberta's Notley proposes Ottawa get into the crude-by-rail business

    CALGARY - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is proposing Ottawa get into the crude-by-rail business — at least temporarily — so that producers in her province can get a better price for their oil.
  • UK's May pleads for support, says Brexit deal is almost done

    LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to scotch a growing rebellion against her Brexit plans Monday, saying a divorce deal with the European Union is 95 per cent complete and urging fellow lawmakers to "hold our nerve" during the difficult last push in negotiations.
  • Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85M in ex-lawyer's suit

    LOS ANGELES - Porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85 million to an attorney who worked at his former law firm, a California judge ruled Monday in an order that holds the potential presidential candidate personally liable in a lawsuit over back pay.
  • Netflix to borrow another $2B to pay its programming bills

    SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix plans to borrow another $2 billion to help pay for the exclusive series and movies that its management credits for helping its video streaming service reel in millions of new subscribers during the past five years.

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