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December 4, 2018 7:31 PM Dow slides 700 points as U.S. stocks veer sharply lower

The trade dispute has rattled markets in recent months as signs emerged that it has begun affecting corporate profits. That’s stoked traders’ fears that if it drags much longer it could further weigh on global economic growth. The jitters helped drive demand for government bonds Tuesday, pushing prices higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.91 per cent from 2.99 per cent late Monday 10

December 3, 2018 2:41 PM Oil remains India’s bugbear as rupee, bonds buck trade cheer

“The Indian rupee stands to benefit less from this as India is not as reliant on exports, and the bounce in oil prices could also weigh on the currency,” said Khoon Goh, head of research at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. in Singapore. The rupee declined 0.7 per cent to 70.04 at 12:10 p.m. in Mumbai, while the yield on 10-year bonds rose two basis 9

November 30, 2018 5:09 PM Canadian women lose to New Zealand in final of Dubai Rugby Sevens

Canada opened the day with a 24-7 win over Ireland in the Cup quarterfinal before edging defending Series champion Australia 15-10 on a last-ditch Farella try. Benn and Landry scored the other tries for Canada, which led 10-5 at the half. That set up the final showdown with New Zealand, which advanced by blanking Russia 31-0 and the U.S. 22-0 in the knockout 12

November 27, 2018 8:48 PM Auto expert warns of ‘more to come’ after GM’s plan to close Oshawa plant

“If there is a ‘canary’ out there it has been slowly dying for quite some time,” DesRosiers said by email. “I am not saying that Canada will become Australia and eventually lose all its vehicle assembly operations but there is more to come, I just don’t know which plants and when they will disappear.” Auto production has declined to about 2 million units 18

November 19, 2018 11:01 PM China’s largest ride-hailing firm launches research lab in Toronto

TORONTO—China’s largest ride-hailing firm has launched a research facility in Toronto, its second in North America. Didi Chuxing says it officially launched DiDi Labs, which follows the establishment of a lab in Mountain View, Calif. in March 2017. The California facility has worked on product development and safety technology for DiDi’s international 18

November 15, 2018 4:40 PM Rupert Murdoch, sons begin their goodbyes to 21st Century Fox

Now, Rupert Murdoch is midway through a dramatic downsizing of his corporate dominion. He orchestrated the sale to Disney because he feared that Fox lacked the scale to successfully compete against such technology giants as Google, Facebook and Netflix. As his son spoke, Rupert Murdoch quietly studied a briefing book atop a long rectangular table —draped 11

November 13, 2018 6:25 AM Brooke Henderson won’t cut back on busy schedule as she chases top spot on LPGA Tour

“When I was on this year my game was really good. I did have some off weeks but generally my game is good and it’s getting better which is cool to think about.” Henderson said level of competition on the LPGA Tour has gotten tougher since she turned professional at 18. For example, Ariya Jutanugarn, currently the world No. 1, has finished in the top-10 in more than half the tournaments 26

November 12, 2018 8:17 PM Feds dropped ball with First World War commemorations, historians say

OTTAWA—Some of Canada’s top military historians say the federal government missed an important opportunity to commemorate the First World War’s centenary and that its efforts over the past four years paled in comparison to those of Britain, Australia and others. Canada marked the 100th anniversary Sunday of the end of the four-year conflict, which claimed 19

November 7, 2018 12:52 PM Surfer fends off shark that bit his leg at Australian beach

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—A man used his surfboard to fend off a shark that bit him on his calf off an Australian beach two days after a fatal attack on the Great Barrier Reef. Lee Jonsson, a 43-year-old teacher aide at a local school, was bitten Wednesday at Shelly Beach off Ballina in New South Wales state. Japanese surfer Tadashi Nakahara died at the same beach 24

October 30, 2018 2:58 PM CAS clears candidate for controversial boxing body election

GENEVA—The presidential election to lead the amateur boxing association, with its recognition by the Olympic movement potentially at stake, will now have two candidates. The Court of Arbitration for Sport delivered an urgent ruling on Tuesday clearing Serik Konakbayev of Kazakhstan with valid nominations to stand for president of AIBA in Saturday’s vote against 21