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'Hunger Games' prequel novel coming in 2020

'Hunger Games' prequel novel coming in 2020

NEW YORK — A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year.
Employers take flexible approach to Raptors parade as huge numbers head downtown

Employers take flexible approach to Raptors parade as huge numbers head downtown

TORONTO — The massive response to the Toronto Raptors NBA championship parade has led numerous major employers to take a more flexible approach to work Monday. Sobeys Inc.
Shoppers to use blockchain technology to track medical cannabis quality

Shoppers to use blockchain technology to track medical cannabis quality

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The vice-president of business development at Shoppers Drug Mart says blockchain technology can provide assurance for doctors and pharmacists about the quality of medical cannabis.
Bank of Canada deputy governor says flexible exchange rate helps economy

Bank of Canada deputy governor says flexible exchange rate helps economy

EDMONTON — Canada's flexible exchange rate has helped the economy adjust to external shocks and contributed to low and stable inflation, a senior Bank of Canada official said Monday.
Sotheby's sold! French-Israeli billionaire pays $3.7B

Sotheby's sold! French-Israeli billionaire pays $3.7B

NEW YORK — The 275 year old auction house Sotheby's is being sold to a French Israeli business man for about $3.7 billion. Sotheby's, founded in London in 1744, is the oldest company traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

NEW YORK — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a

Street Capital to be acquired by RFA Capital for $85 million

TORONTO — Mortgage lender Street Capital Group Inc. has agreed to be acquired by RFA Capital Holdings Inc. in a cash deal worth about $85 million.
Huawei says US sanctions will cost it billions in revenue

Huawei says US sanctions will cost it billions in revenue

SHENZHEN, China — Huawei's founder said Monday that the Chinese telecom giant's revenue will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years, as he compared the company to a "badly damaged plane" as a result of U.S.
Protesters demand that embattled Hong Kong leader resign

Protesters demand that embattled Hong Kong leader resign

HONG KONG — Demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered Monday outside the office of the city's leader, demanding that she step down in the crisis over a highly unpopular extradition bill that has tested the durability of China's promises to respect the form
Aerospace industry at risk of further decline, says report by Jean Charest

Aerospace industry at risk of further decline, says report by Jean Charest

MONTREAL — The aerospace industry is "at risk" of being overtaken by foreign rivals if government doesn't treat it as an "urgent priority" and work with the sector to staunch falling employment and GDP contributions, an industry report says.