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  • Toronto Stock Exchange logo is seen in Toronto
    TSX gains on Potash, banks; gold miners slip 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose slightly on Thursday, helped by a gain in shares of Potash Corp after the company's results beat … More »TSX gains on Potash, banks; gold miners slip

    Toronto Stock Exchange logo is seen in Toronto

    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose slightly on Thursday, helped by a gain in shares of Potash Corp after the company's results beat low expectations and by small increases in heavyweight banking stocks. The upward thrust was offset by declines in major gold miners and an 11.5 percent …

  • Liberals should involve private sector in delivering services: Duncan 24 minutes ago

    TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals — or whichever party succeeds them — should work with the private sector to deliver public services at less cost, former Liberal … More »Liberals should involve private sector in delivering services: Duncan

    TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals — or whichever party succeeds them — should work with the private sector to deliver public services at less cost, former Liberal finance minister Dwight Duncan said Thursday. Ontario has a "staggering" debt, insufficient infrastructure, gridlock in the Toronto area and an aging population …

  • A Herbalife logo is shown on a poster at a clinic in the Mission District in San Francisco
    Herbalife punished 600 distributors for medical claims: ABC News 18 hours ago

    Herbalife, a weight loss and nutrition company being investigated for allegations of running a pyramid scheme, disciplined hundreds of distributors last year for making … More »Herbalife punished 600 distributors for medical claims: ABC News

    A Herbalife logo is shown on a poster at a clinic in the Mission District in San Francisco

    Herbalife, a weight loss and nutrition company being investigated for allegations of running a pyramid scheme, disciplined hundreds of distributors last year for making unsubstantiated medical claims about its products, ABC News reported on Wednesday. The network said the company disclosed the internal figures after an …

  • Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor cultivation in Montevideo
    Uruguay to allow pot users to buy up to 20 joints a week 4 hours ago

    Uruguayans will be able buy up to 10 grams of pot a week, enough to roll 20 joints, under new rules governing the recently legalized marijuana trade in the country, a … More »Uruguay to allow pot users to buy up to 20 joints a week

    Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor cultivation in Montevideo

    Uruguayans will be able buy up to 10 grams of pot a week, enough to roll 20 joints, under new rules governing the recently legalized marijuana trade in the country, a government source said on Thursday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because President Jose Mujica has not yet decreed the new regulations, …

  • Oregon energy plant halts Canada medical waste over fetal tissue concerns 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Commissioners in an Oregon county have temporarily stopped accepting boxed medical waste from British Columbia over fears … More »Oregon energy plant halts Canada medical waste over fetal tissue concerns

    By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Commissioners in an Oregon county have temporarily stopped accepting boxed medical waste from British Columbia over fears they may have been burning fetal tissue at a plant that converts waste to energy, officials said on Thursday. Marion County said it had stopped taking …

  • FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014 photo, Talia Eisenberg, co-founder of the Henley Vaporium, uses her vaping device in New York. Soon, the Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes. The rules will have big implications for a fast-growing industry and its legions of customers. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    WASHINGTON - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. Any further rules "will have to be grounded in our growing body of knowledge and understanding about …

  • The World Health Organization expressed concern Wednesday about the recent sharp rise in MERS cases in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Between them, the two countries have announced nearly 150 new infections with the MERS coronavirus this month. In fact, the cases announced so far in April represent 43 per …

  • A man poses for a photo in front of the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York

    By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple has long been a trend-setter whose hot products attract imitators, and now its recent stock split might help revive a trend from the 1990s that has all but disappeared on Wall Street. Apple Inc's move might inspire others, some believe, but only modestly. "It could become …

  • NEW YORK, N.Y. - Bearded dragons have joined the list of pets that can give you salmonella poisoning. In the last two years, 132 people in 31 states have been infected with a rare form of salmonella bacteria. Health investigators also found the rare bacteria in the terrarium of a bearded dragon tied to the outbreak.  …

  • U.S. lawmakers should back a bill renewing the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter and stop playing "political games" that will only hurt American exports and jobs, the bank's president said on Thursday. Ex-Im Bank President Fred Hochberg said critics of the export credit agency did not appreciate its role in supporting …

  • By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There was little progress in reducing food poisoning rates in the U.S. last year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although Salmonella infections decreased by 9 percent in 2013, illnesses caused by other foodborne bacteria rose by as …

  • HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government is considering legislation that would require people to opt out if they don't want their organs and tissues donated after they die, Health Minister Leo Glavine says. Glavine said Thursday the government is looking at the possibility of reverse onus legislation and wants to gauge public …

 
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