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McDonald's to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

McDonald's to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

NEW YORK — McDonald's said Friday it will switch to paper straws at all its locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and test an alternative to plastic ones in some of its U.S. restaurants later this year.
Farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt's ethanol policies

Farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt's ethanol policies

MINNEAPOLIS — Deep in the heart of Trump country, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas.

AT&T, Time Warner close $81B merger 2 days after judge OKs

WASHINGTON — AT&T has completed its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner, one of the biggest media deals ever.

Finance ministry receives report that recommends homeowner grant elimination

VICTORIA — Finance Minister Carole James has received a task force report that recommends eliminating British Columbia's homeowner grant, taxing non-alcoholic drinks and introducing a value-added tax similar to the rejected harmonized sales tax.
Trump accused in lawsuit of misusing charitable foundation

Trump accused in lawsuit of misusing charitable foundation

New York's attorney general sued President Donald Trump and his foundation Thursday, accusing him of illegally using the charity's money to settle disputes involving his business empire and to boost his political fortunes during his run for the White
Hydro-Quebec and U.S. partner sign agreement to get power to Massachusetts

Hydro-Quebec and U.S. partner sign agreement to get power to Massachusetts

MONTREAL — Hydro-Quebec and Maine's largest electricity transmission and distribution utility have signed agreements with three power distribution companies south of the border to provide hydroelectricity to Massachusetts.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,328.96, up 63.14 points) Nemaska Lithium Inc. (TSX:NMX). Miner. Down three cents, or 3.09 per cent, to 94 cents on 5.04 million shares.
DavidsTea founder wrests control of retailer, pledges path to profitability

DavidsTea founder wrests control of retailer, pledges path to profitability

MONTREAL — DavidsTea's CEO resigned Thursday after losing a battle with the company's co-founder that saw the entire board replaced over the direction of the struggling specialty-beverage retailer.
Toronto stocks higher on strength of gold, U.S. stocks mixed

Toronto stocks higher on strength of gold, U.S. stocks mixed

Canada's main stock index made gains Thursday, boosted by strength in the gold sector as the price of the commodity gained seven dollars. The S&P/TSX composite index advanced 63.14 points to 16,328.96.
Transat: difficult to offset higher fuel prices with higher fares for customers

Transat: difficult to offset higher fuel prices with higher fares for customers

MONTREAL — Transat AT Inc.