Canadian banks to report strong quarter amid housing stability, interest rate hikes

TORONTO — Canada’s biggest banks are expected to report yet another strong quarter as the country’s housing market shows signs of stability and rising interest rates add to their bottom line. 793 more words

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US firms to Trump: Don't raise tariffs on more Chinese goods

WASHINGTON — Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. A Florida maker of boat trailers. A building materials distributor in Tennessee.

Those and hundreds of other American businesses are delivering the same plea to President Donald Trump as he considers imposing tariffs on nearly 40 per cent of imported Chinese goods: 923 more words

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Stocks mostly rise on hope for progress on China trade talks

TOKYO — Global stocks were mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the countries hope to have a resolution by November. 275 more words

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Colleges mull pushing for share of legal wagering proceeds

Concerned that expanded sports gambling will bring additional costs for ensuring their games are on the up-and-up, college athletic departments are looking for a way to get a piece of the action. 1,168 more words

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Maui expects list of illegal vacation rentals this month

WAILUKU, Hawaii — Maui officials are expecting better results on cracking down on illegal vacation rentals with the help of a Colorado-based company hired to root out noncompliant properties. 112 more words

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North Carolina acts deep blue with state worker minimum wage

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republicans have infuriated liberal activists by slashing income-tax rates, defending illegally gerrymandered districts and passing a now-partially repealed “bathroom bill” aimed at transgender people. 801 more words

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Malaysia hopes China will sympathize with its fiscal woes

BEIJING — Malaysia’s leader said Monday that he hoped China would sympathize with his country’s fiscal problems as he met with the country’s leaders after suspending multibillion-dollar construction projects financed by Chinese loans. 458 more words

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