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Marijuana is now Maine's biggest agricultural commodity

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine is known for its wild blueberries and potatoes but marijuana has surpassed them to become the state’s most valuable crop. Medical marijuana sales totalled $221.
Another judge blocks Trump's TikTok ban; app still in limbo

Another judge blocks Trump's TikTok ban; app still in limbo

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's attempts to ban TikTok, the latest legal defeat for the administration as it tries to wrest the popular app from its Chinese owners.
Canadian Space Agency awards Canadarm3 contract worth $22.8M to MDA

Canadian Space Agency awards Canadarm3 contract worth $22.8M to MDA

OTTAWA — The Canadian Space Agency has awarded a contract worth $22.8 million to MDA to develop Canadarm3. The agency says Canadarm3 is Canada's contribution to the United States-led Lunar Gateway, a small space station that will orbit the moon.
US productivity increased at 4.6% rate in third quarter

US productivity increased at 4.6% rate in third quarter

WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity increased at a solid 4.6% pace in the July-September quarter, slightly below the initial estimate, while labour costs fell at a slower pace.
Christopher Nolan calls Warner's streaming plan ‘a mess’

Christopher Nolan calls Warner's streaming plan ‘a mess’

Christopher Nolan, one of Warner Bros.’ most important filmmakers, has come out strongly against the company’s decision to debut its films on HBO Max and in theatres in 2021.
California releases smartphone virus tool as cases soar

California releases smartphone virus tool as cases soar

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov.
New health rules in Alberta failing to bend COVID-19 curve: top doctor

New health rules in Alberta failing to bend COVID-19 curve: top doctor

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says the latest round of health restrictions in the province isn't getting the job done on high rates of COVID-19. Dr.
Layoffs at Husky worksite announced after company gets $41.5 million in public cash

Layoffs at Husky worksite announced after company gets $41.5 million in public cash

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The head of a Newfoundland and Labrador labour organization says there were hopes a few dozen tradespeople might be rehired at Husky’s West White Rose worksite in Argentia, N.L., after last week’s announcement of $41.
Cardinal Energy jumps on billionaire Murray Edwards' increased investment

Cardinal Energy jumps on billionaire Murray Edwards' increased investment

CALGARY — Shares in junior oil and gas producer Cardinal Energy Ltd. rose eight cents or 12.3 per cent on Monday to 73 cents after it announced billionaire oilman Murray Edwards stands to nearly double his stake in the company to about 18 per cent.

Polish state oil refiner buying key private media company

WARSAW, Poland — Poland's state-run oil company, PKN Orlen, announced Monday that it was buying Polska Press, a large private media group currently under German control that owns a wide swath of daily and weekly newspapers in the country.