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China's 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war

China's 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war

BEIJING — China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in 2019 as Beijing fought a tariff war with Washington, but forecasters said a U.S.-Chinese trade truce might help to revive consumer and business activity.
Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

DETROIT — Starbucks has a point to prove: There's more to the company than selling $4 lattes to rich people.
Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority

Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his
Labor Department limits news outlets' use of embargoed data

Labor Department limits news outlets' use of embargoed data

WASHINGTON — The Labor Department will begin restricting news organizations' use of economic data by barring computers from the rooms where reporters receive such data before its public release, department officials announced Thursday.
Washington Supreme Court OKs lesser version of carbon cap

Washington Supreme Court OKs lesser version of carbon cap

SEATTLE — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a severely limited version of Gov. Jay Inslee's plan to cap carbon pollution in the state, a decision the Democrat described as a “clarion call” that lawmakers must act on climate change.
Gap dumps plans to spin off Old Navy as a separate entity

Gap dumps plans to spin off Old Navy as a separate entity

NEW YORK — Gap Inc. says it no longer intends to spin off Old Navy as a separate public company.
Bombardier's future in question after debt-reduction options being considered

Bombardier's future in question after debt-reduction options being considered

The future of Bombardier Inc. is being called into question after the company said it was actively considering alternatives to reduce its staggering debt.
North American stock markets set record highs on positive economic data

North American stock markets set record highs on positive economic data

TORONTO — North American stock markets extended their record-setting streaks on reduced trade tensions and positive economic data on both sides of the border. Investor optimism continued to be stoked by Wednesday's signing of Phase 1 of a U.S.
NBC Peacock streamer to offer sneak peak of late-night TV

NBC Peacock streamer to offer sneak peak of late-night TV

NEW YORK — Paying subscribers of NBCUniversal's upcoming Peacock streaming service will get late-night shows from Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers a few hours before they're on TV.
Finance minister finds 'alignment' at pre-budget roundtable in Calgary

Finance minister finds 'alignment' at pre-budget roundtable in Calgary

CALGARY — There was "more alignment" than expected with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau at a pre-budget roundtable with the Business Council of Alberta on Thursday, according to the group's president.
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