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Sri Lanka expats wait to reconnect amid social media block

Sri Lanka expats wait to reconnect amid social media block

NEW YORK — Viji Devadas hasn't heard from her nephew in Sri Lanka on her family WhatsApp chat group since he reached out just after the Easter Sunday bomb blasts that tore apart churches and hotels and killed hundreds in the South Asian nation.

The Latest: Tesla to introduce new ride-hailing service

SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on Tesla's plans for fully-autonomous vehicles (all times local): ___ 1:50 p.m. Tesla says it will introduce a ride-hailing service with no humans driving the vehicles.

Avianca Brasil cancels 1,045 flights after losing 18 planes

RIO DE JANEIRO — Avianca Brasil cancelled more than 1,045 domestic flights this week because it has to return 18 aircraft to leasing agencies.
Iran sanctions send oil prices, supply concerns higher

Iran sanctions send oil prices, supply concerns higher

NEW YORK — The Trump administration's decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil is raising concerns about global crude supply and sending oil prices to their highest levels since October.
A Trump Fed choice steps aside, and another faces new doubts

A Trump Fed choice steps aside, and another faces new doubts

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the Federal Reserve stumbled on Monday, with one of his potential nominees for the Fed's board withdrawing from consideration and another being enveloped by fresh doubts.
Canadian households with streaming TV expected to eclipse cable, satellite next year: report

Canadian households with streaming TV expected to eclipse cable, satellite next year: report

TORONTO — The number Canadian households paying for at least one streaming video service will eclipse traditional TV subscribers for the first time next year, predicts an annual report on consumer habits.
Canada's stock index closes lower after hitting record intraday high

Canada's stock index closes lower after hitting record intraday high

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index retreated from last week's record closing high despite the energy sector rising on crude oil reaching a near seven-month high.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,577.28, down 35.53 points ). Prometic Life Sciences. Inc. (TSX:PLI). Health care. Up one cent, or 20 per cent, to six cents on 8.
Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman

Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records.

Toronto developer Carmine Nigro named new LCBO chair by Ontario government

TORONTO — A Toronto-based developer has been named the new chairman of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. Carmine Nigro, the president of Craft Development Corp., is set to serve a term no longer than three years on the LCBO board.