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NSLC survey finds 1 in 4 adult Nova Scotians bought cannabis legally

NSLC survey finds 1 in 4 adult Nova Scotians bought cannabis legally

HALIFAX — A new survey from the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation suggests that one in four adults in the province has bought legal cannabis — and 20 per cent of those buyers were new to the drug.
Pending home sales rebound in a hopeful sign for housing

Pending home sales rebound in a hopeful sign for housing

WASHINGTON — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, signalling that low mortgage rates may spark a sustained turnaround for the housing market.

Canada's wireless speeds would rank 12th in world if only rural areas counted: study

TORONTO — The international research firm Opensignal reports that rural parts of Canada get much slower wireless services than in cities — but they're still faster than rural parts of the United States and many other countries.
Bulgarian economist selected as new leader of IMF

Bulgarian economist selected as new leader of IMF

WASHINGTON — A Bulgarian economist who grew up when her country was a communist nation has been selected to be the next leader of one of capitalism's premier institutions, the 189-nation International Monetary Fund.
Best Buy sees growth in health care technology for elderly

Best Buy sees growth in health care technology for elderly

NEW YORK — The nation's largest consumer electronics chain, known for selling TV sets, cellphones and laptops, is looking to health care as a big source of its future growth. Best Buy Co.
Trump: US, Japan agree on 1st stage of new trade agreement

Trump: US, Japan agree on 1st stage of new trade agreement

The U.S. and Japan on Wednesday signed a limited trade deal that will eliminate tariffs and expand market access on farm, industrial and digital products.
Juul stops e-cigarette ads as teen vaping, illnesses grow

Juul stops e-cigarette ads as teen vaping, illnesses grow

WASHINGTON — Juul Labs Inc. will stop advertising its electronic cigarettes in the U.S.
Committees finish work in GM talks, top bargainers take over

Committees finish work in GM talks, top bargainers take over

DETROIT — Contract talks between General Motors and striking United Auto Workers took a step closer to reaching an agreement Wednesday when committees finished their work and sent it to the top bargainers.

US House passes bill giving pot businesses access to banking

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry.
Lawmaker urges FAA to consider pilots' skills globally

Lawmaker urges FAA to consider pilots' skills globally

A key lawmaker is calling on U.S. regulators to take into consideration the skill level of pilots around the world and not just the United States when making improvements to Boeing's grounded airplane. Rep. David Price, D-N.C.