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Freshii swings to US$2.5-million loss in first quarter as revenue falls

Freshii swings to US$2.5-million loss in first quarter as revenue falls

TORONTO — Freshii Inc. swung to a US$2.5-million loss in its first quarter as revenue fell 11 per cent from a year ago.
Amazon looks to self-driving future by acquiring Zoox

Amazon looks to self-driving future by acquiring Zoox

NEW YORK — Amazon said Friday that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which is developing an autonomous vehicle for a ride-hailing service that people would request on their phones.
Novelist Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning

Novelist Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning

NASHVILLE — The Nashville bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds, thanks, in part, to its famous novelist co-owner.
US consumer spending up 8.2%, partly erasing record plunge

US consumer spending up 8.2%, partly erasing record plunge

WASHINGTON — American consumers increased their spending by a record 8.2% in May, partly erasing huge plunges the previous two months, against the backdrop of an economy that’s likely shrinking by its steepest pace on record this quarter.
Supreme Court sides with Uber Uber driver seeking better pay, benefits

Supreme Court sides with Uber Uber driver seeking better pay, benefits

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for Uber drivers to take the next step in their fight to be recognized as employees.
Kanye West to bring Yeezy brand, but not sneakers, to Gap

Kanye West to bring Yeezy brand, but not sneakers, to Gap

NEW YORK — Kanye West is bringing his Yeezy brand to Gap. The rap superstar will design adult and kids' clothing that will be sold at the chain's stores next year. Yeezy is best known for pricey sneakers that sell out online quickly.
Air Canada offers refunds to some passengers with cancelled flights

Air Canada offers refunds to some passengers with cancelled flights

MONTREAL — Air Canada has quietly changed its refund policy to allow some customers whose flights were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic to recoup their cash — but not passengers whose trips originated in Canada.
Saskatchewan calls Ottawa's boost to Quebec, Atlantic tourism 'outrageous'

Saskatchewan calls Ottawa's boost to Quebec, Atlantic tourism 'outrageous'

REGINA — Saskatchewan says it wants in on the federal money Ottawa is sending to eastern tourism industries hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Judge shuts down energy pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes

Judge shuts down energy pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes

DETROIT — A judge shut down an energy pipeline in Michigan’s Great Lakes on Thursday, granting a request from the state after the owner reported problems with a support piece far below the surface. Enbridge Inc.

Canadaland employees file for union certification, says CWA Canada

TORONTO — Employees of independent podcast network and news organization Canadaland have filed for union certification.