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Home sales fall 4.9% in slow start to spring buying season

Home sales fall 4.9% in slow start to spring buying season

WASHINGTON — Sales of existing U.S. homes fell in March after a huge gain the previous month, held back partly by a sharp slowdown among the most expensive properties. The National Association of Realtors says home sales fell 4.
'The Curse of La Llorona' reigns over weekend box office

'The Curse of La Llorona' reigns over weekend box office

LOS ANGELES — "The Curse of La Llorona" brought good fortune at the box office. The Warner Bros. horror film based on a Mexican legend about a woman who murdered her children and wanders the world looking for them brought in $26.
China's Huawei says 1Q sales up 39%

China's Huawei says 1Q sales up 39%

BEIJING — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Monday its revenue rose 39% over a year earlier in the latest quarter despite U.S. pressure on allies to shun its telecom technology as a security risk.
Collection of David Carr's writings coming in 2020

Collection of David Carr's writings coming in 2020

NEW YORK — Writings by the late David Carr, the revered author and journalist, are coming out in book form next year. Ta-Nehisi Coates, a friend whom Carr once mentored, is providing the introduction.

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: CP Rail results CP Rail CEO speaks with investors after releasing first-quarter financial results on Tuesday.
Canada slowly pushes for corporate transparency as part of anti-corruption push

Canada slowly pushes for corporate transparency as part of anti-corruption push

TORONTO — The veil of Canadian corporate secrecy that helps fuel global corruption is slowly lifting, but not fast enough for some critics.
Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

PARIS — French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France ne
Six months after legalization, high prices and supply issues boost illicit pot market

Six months after legalization, high prices and supply issues boost illicit pot market

TORONTO — When cannabis supply at Small Town Buds begins to dwindle, co-owner Chris Felgate shuts the doors of his Devon, Alta., shop and turns customers away.
National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

NEW YORK — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

U.S. opens anti-dumping investigation against imports of sodium sulfate anhydrous

WASHINGTON — The United States has initiated another anti-dumping investigation against Canada, this time involving sodium sulfate anhydrous.