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McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco

McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally, rating the health initiative as one of his top priorities.
Rabbis: 'Not kosher' to buy at grocery store during strike

Rabbis: 'Not kosher' to buy at grocery store during strike

BOSTON — As thousands of Stop & Shop workers remain on strike in New England, some Jewish families are preparing for Passover without the region's largest supermarket chain, which has deep roots in the local Jewish community.

Musk, SEC seek another week to reach deal in contempt case

NEW YORK — Lawyers for Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the U.S. government are asking for another week to negotiate a deal to keep Musk from being found in contempt of court.
TSX closes at all-time high as it overcomes correction in late 2018

TSX closes at all-time high as it overcomes correction in late 2018

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed at an all-time high Thursday as it overcame a correction late last year that saw it lose 17 per cent of its value. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 68.57 points to 16,612.
CRA's automatic benefit registrations give retirees reason to file on time

CRA's automatic benefit registrations give retirees reason to file on time

TORONTO — This is the time of year when procrastinators begin to fret about filing their income tax forms with Canada Revenue Agency by April 30.
Rogers CEO warns a bad regulatory policy could stop investment 'in its tracks'

Rogers CEO warns a bad regulatory policy could stop investment 'in its tracks'

TORONTO — Canada's communications companies need to continuously update their networks and that means they need a regulatory environment that creates incentives for investment, Rogers chief executive Joe Natale said Thursday.
Canopy signs US$3.4B deal to buy N.Y.-based Acreage Holdings if pot legal in U.S.

Canopy signs US$3.4B deal to buy N.Y.-based Acreage Holdings if pot legal in U.S.

Canopy Growth Corp. has struck a deal to pay US$300-million for the right to buy U.S. cannabis company Acreage Holdings Inc.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,612.81, up 68.57 points ). Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Materials. Down 49 cents, or 3.28 per cent, to $14.43 on 42.2 million shares.
Lower price discounts to boost Q1 oil profits but uncertainty hangs over sector

Lower price discounts to boost Q1 oil profits but uncertainty hangs over sector

CALGARY — Lower discounts on western Canadian oil prices have swollen producer coffers in the first three months of the year, but analysts say they don't expect to see big increases in drilling budgets as companies report results over the coming week
Amazon and Google end spat, bring YouTube to Amazon devices

Amazon and Google end spat, bring YouTube to Amazon devices

NEW YORK — Amazon and Google are ending their nearly 2-year spat, agreeing to bring their video streaming apps to each other's devices.
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