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Apple confirms ECG app for smartwatch coming to Canada but timing isn't known

TORONTO — Apple Inc. confirms that previously announced software that enables its latest smartwatch to perform electro-cardiograms has received Canadian approval but declines to predict when it will be available for download.
Botswana hires Hollywood firm to fight elephant hunting PR

Botswana hires Hollywood firm to fight elephant hunting PR

WASHINGTON — The Botswanan government has enlisted a public relations firm with deep ties to Hollywood to push back against the bad publicity generated by the southern African nation's decision to lift its ban on elephant hunting.
US orders for long-lasting goods fall 2.1% in April

US orders for long-lasting goods fall 2.1% in April

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods fell sharply last month, pulled down by lower demand for commercial aircraft and cars, while businesses also pulled back on investment spending.
Almost 3,800 businesses in three regions at risk from flooding: StatCan

Almost 3,800 businesses in three regions at risk from flooding: StatCan

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says almost 3,800 business locations were at risk of being affected by spring flooding in three of the hardest hit regions of the country.
Torstar closing Hamilton printing and mailroom operations

Torstar closing Hamilton printing and mailroom operations

TORONTO — Torstar Corp. says it will close its Hamilton printing and mailroom operations this summer and look at selling the property.
CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

The CEO of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is forcefully defending mortgage stress test rules and warning federal policy-makers to hold the line amid calls for softening the measure from industry associations.

Dressbarn expects to have all its stores shut by end of 2019

NEW YORK — Dressbarn says it expects to have all its 650 stores closed by the end of this year. The women's clothing chain announced earlier this week that it was shutting all its stores but hadn't given a timeline for the closures until Thursday.
Tesla shares bounce on leaked memo about rising sales

Tesla shares bounce on leaked memo about rising sales

Shares of Tesla, suffering one of the worst stretches in company history, rebounded Thursday after CEO Elon Musk told employees that orders are up. The company's stock closed up 1.4% to $195.49 on a volatile day that started out with a loss.
Pot backers ask Maine to put locals, small businesses first

Pot backers ask Maine to put locals, small businesses first

PORTLAND, Maine — Marijuana enthusiasts in Maine used a public hearing Thursday to implore the state to protect the small businesses and growers they think should make up the backbone of its budding cannabis industry.

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S.