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Canopy Growth acquires hemp company AgriNextUSA in a move to boost U.S. business

Canopy Growth acquires hemp company AgriNextUSA in a move to boost U.S. business

SMITH FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. has acquired AgriNextUSA, in a move to boost its hemp business in the United States. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.
European shares shaken by Brexit jitters after gains in Asia

European shares shaken by Brexit jitters after gains in Asia

BANGKOK — Shares were mostly lower in Europe on Thursday and headed for a lower open on Wall Street amid Brexit uncertainties and after the Federal Reserve promised not to raise interest rates this year. Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.
Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 0.6 per cent in January

Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 0.6 per cent in January

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales climbed 0.6 per cent to $63.5 billion in January to mark a second consecutive monthly gain. Economists had expected an increase of 0.5 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.

Notley, Kenney outline starkly different visions at Lethbridge rallies

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — N-D-P Leader Rachel Notley and United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney both spoke to crowds in Lethbridge, Alta., last night with a common message — voters will have a stark choice on election day.
Oil prices, Alberta election call cloud Stampede chuckwagon auction expectations

Oil prices, Alberta election call cloud Stampede chuckwagon auction expectations

CALGARY — Chuckwagon drivers and sponsors are hoping for the best as clouds of political and energy industry uncertainty gather ahead of the Calgary Stampede canvas auction tonight.
Cleanup underway after fire at Texas petrochemicals facility

Cleanup underway after fire at Texas petrochemicals facility

HOUSTON — Crews on Wednesday extinguished a fire that had burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility and led to concerns about air quality among some residents and environmental groups despite reassurances from officials that t
UK's May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

UK's May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

LONDON — Exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May hit the pause button Wednesday, asking the bloc to postpone the U.K.
Survey: Top CEOs report weaker economic outlook for 1Q

Survey: Top CEOs report weaker economic outlook for 1Q

WASHINGTON — Top U.S. CEOs reported Wednesday that their economic outlook weakened in the first three months of the year although it remains above its historical average.

Gunmen fire on uranium convoy in Brazil; no injuries

RIO DE JANEIRO — Gunmen fired on a convoy transporting uranium fuel to a Brazilian nuclear plant as it drove past a rough neighbourhood in the state of Rio de Janeiro, but the company operating the plant said the attack didn't appear to be related to

Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes this year, reflecting a dimmer view of the economy as growth weakens in the United States and abroad.