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  • Trudeau told reporters their private meeting at a Seattle hotel was an opportunity "to talk about the incredibly close ties between Washington state and British Columbia and indeed, all of Canada." Inslee called Trudeau's visit fitting "because we share so much more with Canada than just a common border. Washington state and the Canadian province of British...

  • The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey also found that African- Americans and Latinos have less financial security than whites and will rely on fewer sources of income during retirement. The survey shows older white Americans are also more likely to collect Social Security benefits, inherit money from their families or...

  • The case has increased trade tensions between the United States and Canada- along with disputes over Canadian softwood lumber and U.S. milk protein products- as both countries prepare for a possible renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement under the "America First" trade policy of U.S. The Commerce Department is expected to proceed with the...

  • The case has increased trade tensions between the United States and Canada- along with disputes over Canadian softwood lumber and U.S. milk protein products- as both countries prepare for a possible renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement under the "America First" trade policy of U.S. The Commerce Department is expected to proceed with the...

  • SEATTLE, May 17- Alaska Air Group said on Wednesday it plans to begin scheduled flights from a second Seattle- area airport next year, giving it exclusive access to a growing part of the Pacific Northwest' s Puget Sound region. Alaska Air's plan to fly Boeing Co 737 and Embraer 175 jets from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, starting in the fall of 2018 marks the first...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other administration officials met with Republican and Democratic members of the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday. Previously, Senate Republicans said they were prepared to pass a tax overhaul using special Senate rules that would allow them to bypass Senate Democrats altogether. But with only 52 Republicans in...

  • Wave and its PE owners Oak Hill Capital and GI Partners did not respond immediately to requests for comment. TPG acquired RCN and Grande Communications for $2.25 billion from another buyout firm, ABRY Partners, in a deal that closed this February. Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Wave has residential and commercial customers in the Sacramento and San...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- U.S. arrests of suspected illegal immigrants rose by nearly 40 percent in the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency, following executive orders that broadened the scope of who could be targeted for immigration violations, according to government data released on Wednesday. The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

  • Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants about their salary history. And several states, including California, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, have proposed similar legislation this year. "I would not be surprised if we see other states and cities consider it," says Christine Hendrickson, an...

  • *Tencent posts 58 pct jump in Q1 profit to 14.3 billion yuan. *Revenue up 55 percent to 49.5 billion yuan. Tencent's profit increased by 58 percent to 14.3 billion yuan, ahead of the median forecast of 13.2 billion yuan given by eight analysts in a Reuters poll.

  • *Tencent posts 58 pct jump in Q1 profit to 14.3 billion yuan. *Revenue up 55 percent to 49.5 billion yuan. Quarterly revenue was 49.5 billion yuan, representing a 55 percent year-over-year rise, compared to 32 billion yuan a year earlier.

  • 'The Monday Thru Friday Show' - Season One - 1/24/89, Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and Dan (John Goodman) disagree about where to spend a romantic 15th anniversary.

    "Roseanne," one of TV's rare working-class comedies, will return to ABC two decades after it wrapped its hit run and with star Roseanne Barr and the rest of the cast intact.

  • NEW YORK— "Roseanne," one of TV's rare working-class comedies, will return to ABC two decades after it wrapped its hit run and with star Roseanne Barr and the rest of the cast intact, the network said Tuesday in announcing its 2017-18 season plans. Besides Barr as the Conner family matriarch, the eight-episode reboot airing in 2018 will feature John Goodman as her...

  • Why markets are resilient despite negative headlines out of Washington

    Gluskin Sheff’s David Rosenberg explains why the markets aren’t reacting negatively to news out of Washington.

  • GENEVA— Microsoft announced Tuesday that it intends to contribute $5 million over five years to the United Nations human rights office, assistance the Geneva- based agency called a "landmark partnership" that could prod other big private-sector donors to follow suit. "As a global company that sees the problems of the world, we believe that we have a...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and...