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US new-home sales increased 4.9 per cent in February

US new-home sales increased 4.9 per cent in February

WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes climbed 4.9 per cent in February, an indication that falling mortgage rates have given a boost to demand from buyers.

The Latest: Enbridge criticizes Michigan pipeline opinion

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Latest on Michigan officials halting work toward a Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel (all times local): 8:15 p.m.
Cannabis banking bill advances in US House committee

Cannabis banking bill advances in US House committee

DENVER — Legislation that would provide federal protection for financial institutions that serve state-authorized marijuana and ancillary businesses passed a U.S. House committee on Thursday.
Wells Fargo CEO Sloan steps down after rocky tenure

Wells Fargo CEO Sloan steps down after rocky tenure

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo's CEO Tim Sloan stepped down Thursday, saying he'd become too much of a political target after a rocky tenure during which the deeply troubled bank dealt with a seemingly unending wave of scandals.
UK leader May rolling the dice again on Brexit deal

UK leader May rolling the dice again on Brexit deal

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May rolled the dice Thursday on another Brexit vote in Parliament, sending a tweaked and trimmed version of her EU divorce deal back to lawmakers who had rejected it twice before.
Federal legalization of hemp creates quandary for US police

Federal legalization of hemp creates quandary for US police

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid.
Trade panel: Boeing got unfair US tax break, hurting Airbus

Trade panel: Boeing got unfair US tax break, hurting Airbus

GENEVA — Delivering final word in a nearly 14-year standoff, a World Trade Organization body has ruled that Boeing received an illegal U.S. tax break from Washington state that damaged sales by European archrival Airbus.

American Airlines suspends service to Venezuela indefinitely

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines is indefinitely suspending flights to Venezuela as political turmoil and unrest continues to grip the country.

US charges Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination

NEW YORK — The federal government charged Facebookwith high-tech housing discrimination Thursday for allegedly allowing landlords and real estate brokers to systematically exclude groups such as non-Christians, immigrants and minorities from seeing a

Hydro One taps BC Hydro executive as new company president and CEO

TORONTO — Hydro One says an executive from a British Columbia electrical utility will become the new president and CEO of Ontario's partially privatized utility.