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US readies new sanctions against North Korea, individuals

US readies new sanctions against North Korea, individuals

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration readied new sanctions Tuesday on North Korea, a day after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in a move to put additional pressure on Pyongyang's nuclear program.

China says ex-top internet regulator under investigation

BEIJING — China's ruling Communist Party says Lu Wei, the country's former top internet regulator and censor, is being investigated by its anti-corruption arm.
After death of 8th child, Ikea relaunches dresser recall in U.S and Canada

After death of 8th child, Ikea relaunches dresser recall in U.S and Canada

NEW YORK — Ikea relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers in the U.S. and Canada Tuesday after the death of an eighth child.

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 1.2 per cent in September

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 1.2 per cent to $62.0 billion in September. The agency says the drop came as five of seven subsectors fell, led by the personal and household goods and the food, beverage and tobacco subsectors.
Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

WASHINGTON — Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice.

Trump charity stepped up 2016 giving amid campaign scrutiny

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump sharply increased the amount of money he gave away through his foundation last year as the charity drew scrutiny during the campaign.
Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas

Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027.

Colorado fines Uber $8.9M for nearly 60 problem drivers

DENVER — Colorado regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against Uber's parent company on Monday for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offences to work for the company as drivers.
Yellen to step down from Federal Reserve board

Yellen to step down from Federal Reserve board

WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve board to President Donald Trump on Monday, announcing that she will leave when her successor is sworn in as Fed chairman.
87% of Canadian pot producers say industry consolidation is inevitable: survey

87% of Canadian pot producers say industry consolidation is inevitable: survey

TORONTO — A report released on Monday suggests that 87 per cent of Canadian cannabis companies believe that consolidation is inevitable over the next three years, leaving only a few large players post-legalization.