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China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth

China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth

BEIJING — A Chinese spacecraft sent to return lunar rocks to Earth collected its first samples Wednesday after landing on the moon, the government announced, adding to a string of successes for Beijing's increasingly ambitious space program.
Trump threatens defence veto over social media protections

Trump threatens defence veto over social media protections

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is threatening to veto a defence policy bill unless it ends protections for internet companies that shield them from being held liable for material posted by their users.
Retailers ask Ontario government to lift COVID restrictions they aren't working

Retailers ask Ontario government to lift COVID restrictions they aren't working

TORONTO — A coalition of about 50 retailers is calling on the Ontario government to lift COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential stores it claims is making things worse.
Elected officials dine out after urging others to stay home

Elected officials dine out after urging others to stay home

San Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at a posh Napa Valley restaurant the day after California's governor was there. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo went to his parents' house for Thanksgiving.

Judge throws out Trump rules limiting skilled-worker visas

CHICAGO — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down two Trump administration rules designed to drastically curtail the number of visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers.

BC Hydro makes further rate cut for 2020-21, customers get credit on bill next year

VANCOUVER — BC Hydro's residential customers will get a one-time credit of $4 on average early next year on their bills to reflect a change to its rates.

Enbridge starts construction on Line 3 in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Enbridge Energy began construction on its Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement in Minnesota on Tuesday, a day after state regulators approved the final permit for the $2.
Lightspeed expands U.S. reach, US$430-million purchase of restaurant, software firm

Lightspeed expands U.S. reach, US$430-million purchase of restaurant, software firm

MONTREAL — Lightspeed POS Inc. is spending another US$430 million to expand its reach in the U.S., this time by acquiring U.S. restaurant and management software company Upserve Inc.
Alberta projects COVID hospitalizations could soon soar to 775, with 161 in ICU

Alberta projects COVID hospitalizations could soon soar to 775, with 161 in ICU

EDMONTON — Alberta Health projections released by the Opposition NDP predict COVID-19 hospitalization rates could soar to 775 by mid-December and the number of intensive care patients could reach 161.
'Netflix tax' for digital media likely to raise prices for consumers, experts say

'Netflix tax' for digital media likely to raise prices for consumers, experts say

TORONTO — The cost of digital services and goods sold by foreign companies like Netflix will go up under a taxation plan the government wants to put in place next year, experts said Tuesday.