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Tigers announce partnership with sportsbook operator

DETROIT — The Tigers became the first Major League Baseball team to reach a deal with a sports gambling company, announcing a multiyear partnership Thursday with PointsBet.
US trade deficit rises 9.7% in May to $54.6 billion

US trade deficit rises 9.7% in May to $54.6 billion

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit rose for the third straight month in May. Both exports and imports fell as the coronavirus outbreak continued to take a toll on world commerce.
Sagicor Financial calls off deal with Scotiabank in Trinidad and Tobago

Sagicor Financial calls off deal with Scotiabank in Trinidad and Tobago

TORONTO — Sagicor Financial Co. Ltd. says it will not go ahead with its acquisition of ScotiaLife Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. The company made the decision after it and Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.
European jobless rate inches higher amid government support

European jobless rate inches higher amid government support

FRANKFURT — The unemployment rate in the 19 countries that use the euro currency inched higher to 7.4 % in May from 7.3% in April as governments used active labour market support programs to cushion the impact of the virus outbreak on workers.
Australian court upholds Geoffrey Rush's defamation payout

Australian court upholds Geoffrey Rush's defamation payout

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian court on Thursday rejected a newspaper publisher’s appeal against Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush’s $2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation.
Michigan governor closes indoor bars, allows to-go cocktails

Michigan governor closes indoor bars, allows to-go cocktails

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she was closing indoor seating in bars in parts of the state, including a college town where one brewpub has been linked to about 140 infections.

Canada's five big banks join anti-hate advertising boycott of Facebook

TORONTO — All five of Canada's biggest banks are joining an international boycott of Facebook over concerns that the platform is complicit in promoting racism, violence and misinformation.
Fed minutes show concerns about severity of downturn

Fed minutes show concerns about severity of downturn

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials last month expressed concerns about the severity of the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, saying the drop in economic activity in the spring would likely be the steepest in the post-World
NYC delays resumption of indoor dining at restaurants

NYC delays resumption of indoor dining at restaurants

NEW YORK — Indoor dining at New York City restaurants will be delayed out of fear it would cause a spike in coronavirus infections, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
Russian voters agree to let Putin seek 2 more terms

Russian voters agree to let Putin seek 2 more terms

MOSCOW — Russian voters approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that concluded Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other i