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ExxonMobil fined $40,000 after near miss on rig off Nova Scotia last fall

ExxonMobil fined $40,000 after near miss on rig off Nova Scotia last fall

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's offshore regulator has fined ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. $40,000 after a "near miss" incident last fall that saw a chain dropped on the Noble Regina Allen drilling rig.
Cannabis company Tilray reports Q2 loss grew to US$35.1M, revenue up

Cannabis company Tilray reports Q2 loss grew to US$35.1M, revenue up

NANAIMO, B.C. — Cannabis company Tilray Inc. reported a loss in its latest quarter as revenue soared compared with a year ago before legalization of the recreational market in Canada late last year. The B.C.-based company, which keeps its books in U.
Asian shares rise on US plan to delay some China tariffs

Asian shares rise on US plan to delay some China tariffs

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. Japan's Nikkei 225 added 1.
Airline ends trans-Atlantic routes due to 737 Max grounding

Airline ends trans-Atlantic routes due to 737 Max grounding

NEW YORK — Norwegian Air says it's ending trans-Atlantic service between Ireland and three U.S. and Canadian airports because the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft makes the routes "no longer commercially viable.

Son can't use name shared with dad to market competing firm

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina personal injury lawyer known for his ads has won an order keeping his son from using their shared name to market a competing law firm. The Post and Courier reports that a federal judge says George Sink Jr.

Stelco Holdings says revenue down in Q2 on lower prices and market challenges

HAMILTON — Stelco Holdings Inc. says it swung to a net income of $1 million in the second quarter compared with a loss of $11 million in the same quarter last year.
'America's Got Talent' dominates the ratings competition

'America's Got Talent' dominates the ratings competition

LOS ANGELES — In a week dominated by competition shows, "America's Got Talent" dominated the ratings competition. The Nielsen company says NBC's variety showcase brought in 9.7 million viewers last week.
NDP calls for immediate release of panel report on Alberta finances

NDP calls for immediate release of panel report on Alberta finances

EDMONTON — Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says a key report that was due this week on the province's finances should be released immediately.
Indigo reports $19M first-quarter loss, sales drop as headwinds continue

Indigo reports $19M first-quarter loss, sales drop as headwinds continue

TORONTO — Indigo Books & Music Inc. reported a sales drop and a larger net loss for its first quarter. The Toronto-based company says its revenue totalled $192.6 million for the period ended June 29, down $12.8 million from $205.
Mob violence marks 2nd day of protests at Hong Kong airport

Mob violence marks 2nd day of protests at Hong Kong airport

HONG KONG — Frenzied mob violence Tuesday against two men protesters suspected of being spies from mainland China marked the second day of pro-democracy demonstrations that have caused mass cancellations and disruptions in Hong Kong's busy airport.