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Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape.
UK's May prepares to ask EU for short Brexit delay

UK's May prepares to ask EU for short Brexit delay

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to ask the European Union for a short delay to the country's divorce from the European Union.
Coal tax cut endangers federal black lung fund

Coal tax cut endangers federal black lung fund

COEBURN, Va. — Former coal miner John Robinson's bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund he depends on to help cover them is being drained of money because of inaction by Congress and the Trump administration.

Ontario's finance minister criticizes federal spending and carbon pricing plan

TORONTO — Ontario's finance minister slammed the 2019 federal budget Tuesday, saying it shows the Liberal government is willing to run "endless" deficits as it heads to polls this fall.
No timetable for end to fire at Texas chemical facility

No timetable for end to fire at Texas chemical facility

HOUSTON — Officials said Tuesday that they're not sure when a fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility will burn itself out, but they are confident that the air quality is safe, despite the huge plume of smoke coming from the blaze.

Nominee to lead FAA will face challenge on Boeing oversight

President Donald Trump has tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration as the regulator deals with questions about its approval of a Boeing airliner involved in two deadly crashes within five months.
Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

SAN FRANCISCO — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.
Alimentation Couche-Tard boosts dividend 25 per cent after record Q3 profits

Alimentation Couche-Tard boosts dividend 25 per cent after record Q3 profits

LAVAL, Que. — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is boosting is quarterly dividend by 25 per cent after posting record third-quarter earnings that missed analyst expectations.
Stock options to be taxed more like regular income under new federal budget

Stock options to be taxed more like regular income under new federal budget

OTTAWA — Executives at big established companies who get paid with large stock grants will owe more in tax under changes promised in the new federal budget.

Egads, Batman! Dubious interns cited in White House report

WASHINGTON — This year's Economic Report of the President credits an unusual group of interns that includes the alter egos of Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America, Monty Python alumnus John Cleese, Kathryn Janeway from "Star Trek: Voyager" and the
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