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Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

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Spokesman: Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens dies at age 91

Spokesman: Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens dies at age 91

OKLAHOMA CITY — T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday. He was 91.
Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead

Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers sent the governor a bill Wednesday that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft where people pick up jobs on their own schedule.
Aurora Cannabis misses own guidance with weaker revenues in fourth quarter

Aurora Cannabis misses own guidance with weaker revenues in fourth quarter

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. missed its own early guidance as it lost $2.2 million in the fourth quarter on $98.9 million in net revenues. Revenues increased from $19.1 million a year ago and were up 52 per cent from $65.

House approves oil drilling ban off Atlantic, Pacific coasts

WASHINGTON — The House approved legislation Wednesday that would permanently bar drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and extend a moratorium on drilling off Florida's west coast.
Apple takes on Netflix with a $5-a-month streaming service

Apple takes on Netflix with a $5-a-month streaming service

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. Walt Disney Co.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,611.14, up 73.80 points.) Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up 10 cents, or 1.62 per cent, to $6.27 on 9.1 million shares.
CN Rail CFO warns of 'softening' economy, with consequences for railways

CN Rail CFO warns of 'softening' economy, with consequences for railways

A Canadian National Railway Co. executive says a sputtering economy is contributing to weaker freight volumes after posting record revenues last quarter.
UK court: Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament unlawful

UK court: Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament unlawful

LONDON — A Scottish court dealt another blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plans Wednesday, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K.
Toronto stock market rallies to seven-week high despite drop in crude oil prices

Toronto stock market rallies to seven-week high despite drop in crude oil prices

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rallied to its highest level in seven weeks Wednesday despite crude oil prices getting hammered.