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Toronto stock market lower as Dow Jones cruises past 23,000 record

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index lost ground Wednesday while U.S. stock markets hit new records with the Dow Jones sailing past the 23,000 mark. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed 160.16 points to 23,157.60.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,782.16, down 34.74 points): Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down one cent, or 0.37 per cent, to $2.72 on 24.

Halifax submits its bid for Amazon's second North American headquarters

Halifax has submitted its pitch to lure online retail giant Amazon to the city, but even the bid's biggest proponent admits it's a long shot.
Correction: Self-Driving Cars Report story

Correction: Self-Driving Cars Report story

BOSTON — In a story Oct. 17 about a Boston self-driving car study, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a computer simulation showed that the advent of self-driving cars would likely add vehicles to the roads.
Discovery Channel revives 'American Chopper' after 5 years

Discovery Channel revives 'American Chopper' after 5 years

"American Chopper" will return to the Discovery Channel next year, five years after its first run on the network ended. The reality series follows feuding father and son motorcycle builders Paul Teutul (TUHT'-ehl) Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr.
Blazes light up California pot farms ahead of legalization

Blazes light up California pot farms ahead of legalization

GLEN ELLEN, Calif. — Desperate to see if wildfires had damaged his farm, Marcos Morales gunned his four-wheel-drive station wagon along the hidden dirt roads that crisscross Sonoma County vineyards.
Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges

Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take a stronger role in society and economic development to better address the nation's "grim" challenges as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress.
Trump's lawyers to ask for dismissal of lawsuit

Trump's lawyers to ask for dismissal of lawsuit

NEW YORK — Lawyers for President Donald Trump are asking a federal judge to toss a civil lawsuit accusing the president of violating the Constitution because his businesses accept money from foreign governments.
Weinstein accuser feels 'doubly crucified' by Italy reaction

Weinstein accuser feels 'doubly crucified' by Italy reaction

ROME — Italian actress Asia Argento says her alleged sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein "smashed all my dreams" and "changed the perception I had of myself.
Nielsen says it will report on who's watching streamed shows

Nielsen says it will report on who's watching streamed shows

NEW YORK — The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.