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UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

LONDON — British lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and leading to a no-confidence vote in her government.
Agency built pen for possible horse slaughter

Agency built pen for possible horse slaughter

RENO, Nev. — The U.S. Forest Service has built its first corral for wild horses, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter.
Tilray, U.S. brand group partner on cannabis-infused consumer products

Tilray, U.S. brand group partner on cannabis-infused consumer products

Licensed producer Tilray Inc. has teamed up with the U.S. company behind brands such as Juicy Couture, Aeropostale and Nine West to develop and sell co-branded consumer cannabis products globally, with items expected to hit U.S.
Zimbabwe military quells fuel price protests; several deaths

Zimbabwe military quells fuel price protests; several deaths

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe's police and military patrolled the streets of the capital, Harare, Tuesday as a helicopter fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires on a second day of deadly protests after the government more tha
VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics

VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen and Ford are forming a global alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader co-operation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles and services.
Crescent Point Energy shares drop as it cuts dividend and 2019 budget

Crescent Point Energy shares drop as it cuts dividend and 2019 budget

CALGARY — Shares in Crescent Point Energy Corp. fell Tuesday morning after it said it would slash its dividend by nearly 90 per cent and plow some of the savings into share buybacks.
Home sales down in December to cap weakest annual sales since 2012: CREA

Home sales down in December to cap weakest annual sales since 2012: CREA

Canadian home sales in December were down for a fourth month in a row, capping the weakest annual sales since 2012, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Tuesday. The association said home sales fell 2.
California governor, lawmakers confront utility bankruptcy

California governor, lawmakers confront utility bankruptcy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The announcement by the nation's largest utility that it is filing for bankruptcy puts Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s problems squarely in the hands of Gov.
Magna expects sales to be hurt by sale of fluid pressure and controls business

Magna expects sales to be hurt by sale of fluid pressure and controls business

AURORA, Ont. — Magna International Inc. says it expects its sales this year will be weighed down by a stronger U.S. dollar and the sale of its fluid pressure and controls business. The Ontario-based auto parts maker, which keeps its books in U.S.
Man who took 2 women hostage at UPS facility is dead

Man who took 2 women hostage at UPS facility is dead

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — An armed man who entered a UPS processing facility Monday morning and held two women hostage for several hours was shot and killed by police as he left the building with the women, authorities said.