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'Freedom Convoy' put Canada's reputation at stake as U.S. voiced concerns: officials

'Freedom Convoy' put Canada's reputation at stake as U.S. voiced concerns: officials

OTTAWA — The "Freedom Convoy" protests that took over downtown Ottawa last winter and inspired several border blockades caused serious concerns about Canada's international reputation and its economic security, senior Canadian officials say.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Economic data Statistics Canada will release its monthly survey of manufacturing report and wholesale trade figures for September on Tuesday.
China eases some quarantine for travelers even as cases rise

China eases some quarantine for travelers even as cases rise

BEIJING (AP) — Travelers arriving in China will spend less time in quarantine under changes to sweeping anti-virus controls announced Friday to reduce disruptions to the economy and society.
Seattle cops: Woman makes harrowing escape from vicious pimp

Seattle cops: Woman makes harrowing escape from vicious pimp

SEATTLE (AP) — A young woman made two harrowing attempts to escape her vicious pimp — including jumping out a third-story window — before being rescued by a ride-share driver who engaged in a gunfight with the man, prosecutors in Seattle said.
Japan's SoftBank returns to profit as investments rebound

Japan's SoftBank returns to profit as investments rebound

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology investor SoftBank Group Corp. reported on Friday a 3 trillion yen ($21 billion) profit for the July-September quarter, a sharp reversal from its loss a year ago.
Japan vies for 'last chance' as major global chip producer

Japan vies for 'last chance' as major global chip producer

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is investing almost half a billion dollars to beef up semiconductor development and production in a “last chance” attempt to keep its position as a major player on the global technology stage, the government said Friday.
'There were no other options left:' Inside Ontario's bid to end the education walkout

'There were no other options left:' Inside Ontario's bid to end the education walkout

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford was staring down a gathering storm of indefinite school closures, a new law nobody obeyed and warnings of widespread, economy-disrupting work stoppages when he decided last weekend that there was only one way out.
GM recalls 340K big SUVs; daytime running lights can stay on

GM recalls 340K big SUVs; daytime running lights can stay on

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 340,000 big SUVs in the U.S. because their daytime running lights may not shut off when the regular headlights are on.

AP News in Brief at 12:09 a.m. EST

Trump urged to delay 2024 launch after GOP's uneven election WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a red wave that former President Donald Trump could triumphantly ride to the Republican nomination as he prepares to launch another White House run.

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EST

Trump urged to delay 2024 launch after GOP's uneven election WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a red wave that former President Donald Trump could triumphantly ride to the Republican nomination as he prepares to launch another White House run.
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