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Fierce California winds fan fires, topple trees and trucks

Fierce California winds fan fires, topple trees and trucks

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Months-old embers from a deadly California fire were blown back to life Tuesday by powerful winds that raked the state and prompted safety blackouts to tens of thousands of people.
Wattpad to be sold to South Korean internet giant Naver for US$600 million

Wattpad to be sold to South Korean internet giant Naver for US$600 million

TORONTO — One of Canada's most prominent technology darlings is being sold to a South Korean internet conglomerate in a US$600-million deal. Toronto-based online storytelling company Wattpad Corp.
Netflix's big 4Q lifts video service above 200M subscribers

Netflix's big 4Q lifts video service above 200M subscribers

SAN RAMON, Calif.
Italian PM wins crucial vote in Senate with very thin margin

Italian PM wins crucial vote in Senate with very thin margin

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte squeaked through a crucial Senate confidence vote Tuesday night, allowing him to keep his wobbly coalition afloat but failing to secure the reliable support needed from lawmakers to help him effectively govern th
Natural gas terminal plans in Oregon hit snag over permit

Natural gas terminal plans in Oregon hit snag over permit

PORTLAND, Ore.
Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback

Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback

WASHINGTON — In a last-minute slap at President Donald Trump, a federal appeals court struck down one of his administration’s most momentous climate rollbacks on Tuesday, saying officials acted illegally in issuing a new rule that eased federal regul
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,957.37, up 12.49 points.) Zenabis Global Inc. (TSX:ZENA). Health care. Unchanged at 11 cents on 17.6 million shares. BlackBerry Ltd.
Stores drop MyPillow after CEO pushes election conspiracies

Stores drop MyPillow after CEO pushes election conspiracies

NEW YORK — The founder and CEO of MyPillow, who amplified President Donald Trump's claims of election fraud, said a backlash against his company has begun after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol this month.
Germany to extend virus shutdown until mid-February

Germany to extend virus shutdown until mid-February

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that Germany is extending its pandemic restrictions, including the closure of schools and stores, until mid-February amid concerns that new mutations of the coronavirus could trigger a fresh surge in cas
Energy pushes S&P/TSX composite up as TC Energy shares rebound after Keystone worries

Energy pushes S&P/TSX composite up as TC Energy shares rebound after Keystone worries

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index move higher Tuesday on the strength of the energy sector, which recovered as TC Energy bounced back from a sell-off over prospects for the Keystone XL pipeline. The Calgary-based company's shares gained 4.