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Federal court again blocks San Francisco warning on soda ads

Federal court again blocks San Francisco warning on soda ads

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked for a second time a San Francisco law requiring health warnings on advertisements for soda and other sugary drinks in a victory for beverage and retail groups that sued to block the ordinanc

Bitter cold and natural gas shortages shutter auto plants

DETROIT — Auto plants and other big energy users throughout Southeast Michigan had to shut down or limit operations Thursday due to a natural gas shortage caused by a fire and frigid weather.

Experts predict another challenging year for dairy farmers

ESSEX, Vt. — The country's dairy farmers are in for another challenging year with milk farm prices only expected to improve slightly, following four straight years of low prices, experts said Thursday.
Airbnb criticizes Hawaii attempt to subpoena host records

Airbnb criticizes Hawaii attempt to subpoena host records

HONOLULU — Airbnb is pushing back against Hawaii's attempt to find tax delinquents by subpoenaing 10 years' worth of invoices, receipts and other records from the home-sharing platform's island hosts, calling it an unprecedented, "massive intrusion"
A robust US job market likely defied shutdown during January

A robust US job market likely defied shutdown during January

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers likely kept adding jobs at a healthy pace in January even in the face of threats ranging from weakening global growth to the Trump administration's trade war with China to the partial shutdown of the government.
Toronto stock market gains 8.5 per cent in January on surging crude oil prices

Toronto stock market gains 8.5 per cent in January on surging crude oil prices

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rebounded from December's selloff by gaining 8.5 per cent in January, fuelled by a surge in crude oil prices.
Resolute shares plunge more than 12 per cent after earnings miss

Resolute shares plunge more than 12 per cent after earnings miss

MONTREAL — Shares of Resolute Forest Products Inc. closed down about 12 per cent on the Toronto Stock Exchange after the company released disappointing fourth quarter results. The company, which reports in U.S.
Ontario says no click-and-collect pot purchase from private retailers

Ontario says no click-and-collect pot purchase from private retailers

TORONTO — The Ontario cannabis retail regulator says private pot retailers will not be able to offer a click-and-collect service that would allow consumers to buy online and pick it up at the physical store.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,540.60, up 56.05 points ). Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up $1.36, or 13.53 per cent, to $11.41 on 14 million shares.
'Puzzling,' weak wages linked to oil slump, but there's more: central bank

'Puzzling,' weak wages linked to oil slump, but there's more: central bank

OTTAWA — A top Bank of Canada official says the lingering effects of the 2014 oil-price crash should take some of the blame for the country's disappointing wage gains — but she argues it's just one of many reasons.