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Saudi Arabia showcases $53B in deals at conference

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia has announced nearly 40 agreements worth $53 billion, billed as the latest effort by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to attract investment, create jobs and diversify revenue away from oil.
UK leader under new pressure to secure EU Brexit concessions

UK leader under new pressure to secure EU Brexit concessions

LONDON — Pro-Brexit British lawmakers were mounting a campaign Monday to rescue Prime Minister Theresa May's rejected European Union divorce deal in a parliamentary showdown, as major retailers warned the U.K.
Organigram's Q1 net revenue gets boost from recreational pot sales

Organigram's Q1 net revenue gets boost from recreational pot sales

MONCTON, N.B. — Licensed cannabis producer Organigram Holdings Inc. says net revenue in its latest quarter hit $12.4 million, up from $2.4 million from a year earlier, due to the launch of recreational pot sales in October.
Presidential standoff may worsen Venezuelans' misery

Presidential standoff may worsen Venezuelans' misery

CARACAS, Venezuela — The U.S. recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president is being touted by the Trump administration as the only way to restore the country's democracy.

Britain's Sky Sports News returning to US television

NEW YORK — Britain's Sky Sports News is returning to U.S. television this week for a transfer-deadline show on the NBC Sports Network. NBCSN will simulcast SSN's deadline show in London from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Thursday.

Shutdown projected to cause $3B permanent hit to economy

WASHINGTON — The federal government shutdown will cause slight permanent harm to the economy — about $3 billion — according to a report Monday by the Congressional Budget Office.

Carrie Bradshaw, 'The Dude' to star in Super Bowl commercial

LOS ANGELES — Sarah Jessica Parker and Jeff Bridges are bringing a couple of famed characters back to life for a charity in a new Super Bowl commercial.

Remind.com claims partial victory after Bell agrees to restore lower fee

TORONTO — Remind.com is claiming a partial victory after waging a social media campaign designed to persuade Rogers and Bell to reverse a fee increase that indirectly affected a free two-way texting service for teachers, students and parents.
Realizing the value of their data, consumers begin to demand more for it

Realizing the value of their data, consumers begin to demand more for it

TORONTO — Daniel Sweeney has been a customer of Bell Canada for more than 20 years but that's about to change.
Fortis selling its stake in Waneta expansion project for $1 billion

Fortis selling its stake in Waneta expansion project for $1 billion

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Fortis Inc. has signed a deal to sell its 51 per cent stake in the Waneta expansion hydroelectric project in B.C. to its provincial government partners for approximately $1 billion. The B.C. government's Columbia Power Corp.