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Nora Roberts sues Brazilian author, cites 'multi-plagiarism'

Nora Roberts sues Brazilian author, cites 'multi-plagiarism'

NEW YORK — Bestselling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed "multi-plagiarism" on a "rare and scandalous" level.
Cenovus CEO estimates production curtailments will deliver billions to taxpayers

Cenovus CEO estimates production curtailments will deliver billions to taxpayers

CALGARY — The Alberta government's oil production curtailment program will deliver billions of dollars in benefits to taxpayers this year thanks to stronger crude prices, the chief executive of Cenovus Energy Inc. said Wednesday.
Lululemon plans to double revenue from men's line, digital sales by 2023

Lululemon plans to double revenue from men's line, digital sales by 2023

The traditionally women's atheleisure retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc. announced ambitious plans to double revenues from men's products and digital sales, and quadruple international earnings by 2023.
Alcohol and cannabis companies form pot-beverage industry group to push changes

Alcohol and cannabis companies form pot-beverage industry group to push changes

TORONTO — A group of alcohol and cannabis companies have formed an industry alliance to push for changes to proposed rules governing pot-infused beverages before edibles become legal in the coming months.

Markets Right Now: Stocks drift a day after setting a record

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Wall Street followed a record-setting day with more subdued trading as investors continue digesting a steady flow of corporate earnings.
Energy and financials weigh on Toronto stocks, loonie down after BoC announcement

Energy and financials weigh on Toronto stocks, loonie down after BoC announcement

TORONTO — Weakness in the heavyweight energy and financial sectors weighed on Canada's main stock index in late-morning trading. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 21.93 points at 16,647.47.
Bank of Canada holds interest rate, drops growth forecast for 2019

Bank of Canada holds interest rate, drops growth forecast for 2019

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada ditched its discussion of interest rate hikes Wednesday as it downgraded its 2019 growth forecast on a prediction the economy nearly ground to a halt at the start of the year.
TransAlta vows to defend against 'frivolous' lawsuit as meeting date looms

TransAlta vows to defend against 'frivolous' lawsuit as meeting date looms

CALGARY — The chairman of TransAlta Corp. says a lawsuit launched by an American activist investor on Tuesday is a "frivolous tactic" and the power utility intends to defend itself vigorously.
New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror

New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown onl

United Airlines agent charged after racial slur accusation

HOUSTON — A United Airlines airport agent is accused of using a racial slur against a customer and faces a misdemeanour charge of disorderly conduct. The charge against Carmella Davano was filed in municipal court in Houston last month after a Feb.