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  1. The Latest: Lab tests ongoing in California botulism case

    05.24 / 01:53 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Latest on a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station (all times local): 6:30 p.m. California health officials are still awaiting lab-test results on some of the nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a gas station but said Tuesday…
  2. Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test

    05.24 / 01:53 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The U.S. Department of Energy is abandoning a test meant to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground because of changes in budget priorities, the agency said Tuesday. A spokeswoman said in a statement that the agency doesn't intend to continue…
  3. Mark Zuckerberg, wife visit Massachusetts high school

    05.24 / 01:30 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    QUINCY, Mass. - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited the Massachusetts high school where his wife attended. The 33-year-old billionaire and his wife, Priscilla Chan, stopped by Quincy High School on Tuesday and made a donation to the school. The amount has not been disclosed. Chan…
  4. Emerald weighing more than 600 pounds found in Brazil

    05.24 / 01:30 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    SAO PAULO - Miners have found a 4.3-foot (1.3-meter) tall emerald weighing more than 600 pounds (272 kilograms) in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia. Paulo Santana of Brazil's National Mineral Production Department said the emerald was found about 20 days ago by miners of the Bahia…
  5. Uber admits stiffing NYC drivers by millions of dollars

    05.23 / 23:53 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    NEW YORK - Uber has admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past 2 1/2 years. The ride-hailing company on Tuesday said each affected driver would get a refund of about $900, which includes interest. Uber did not give a figure on how many drivers…
  6. Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage

    05.23 / 23:53 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    BIG SUR, Calif. - A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest…
  7. FCC: No punishment for late-night host Colbert's Trump joke

    05.23 / 22:50 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    NEW YORK - There will be no fine for Stephen Colbert's risque joke about President Donald Trump. A Federal Communications Commission spokesman said Tuesday that the agency received "thousands" of complaints about the late-night host's May 1 show, so it reviewed the material as…
  8. Christie lays out train deal, Cuomo set for 'summer of hell'

    05.23 / 21:39 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    TRENTON, N.J. - Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday unveiled a plan to limit the impact on New Jersey commuters during an emergency track repair project at Penn Station, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo cautioned commuters in his state to prepare for a "summer of hell." Christie said that only…
  9. Final Wall Street: Dow closes at 20,937.91, up 43.08 points

    05.23 / 21:39 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    Dow Jones Industrials High: 20,961.14 Low: 20,896.22 Close: 20,937.91 Change: +43.08 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2398.42 +4.40 NYSE Index: 11,604.61 +19.40 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6138.71 +5.09 NYSE MKT Composite: 2589.20 —20.27 Russell 2000 Index: 1380.98 +3…
  10. Alberta government introduces bill to cap electricity rates to stop price spikes

    05.23 / 21:16 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    EDMONTON - Electricity rates in Alberta would be capped under legislation the provincial government introduced Tuesday, a move it says will protect customers from major price spikes. The government says the four-year cap of 6.8 cents per kilowatt hour is expected to be in place by June…
  11. Boston museum doubles reward for stolen artwork to $10M

    05.23 / 21:16 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    BOSTON - A Boston museum has doubled its reward to $10 million for information that leads to the return of 13 works of art stolen in 1990 in the largest art heist in U.S. history. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's board of trustees announced the increase Tuesday. On March 18, 1990, two…
  12. Key Mexico-US border crossing remains closed after damage

    05.23 / 21:16 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    MEXICO CITY - A major commercial border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico will remain closed this week as a result of damaging winds and rain. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a statement that the World Trade Bridge connecting Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, will…
  13. Broadway's box office coffers soars but attendance retreats

    05.23 / 20:53 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    NEW YORK - On Broadway, there's great financial news to sing about but a sour note amid the flush times: Box offices are enjoying the highest grossing season in history but attendance has dipped after four consecutive seasons of gains. The Broadway League, the national trade association for…
  14. Most actively traded companies on the TSX

    05.23 / 20:53 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,476.94, up 18.48 points): Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN). Financial Services. Down 28 cents, or 2.52 per cent, to $10.82 on 15.6 million shares. Lydian International…
  15. Ford's new CEO promises a fit - but fun - company

    05.23 / 20:53 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford's new CEO, Jim Hackett, revealed a little about his plans — and a lot about himself — when he talked to media after his appointment. Here are four of the comments the former head of Steelcase Inc. made at Ford's Dearborn headquarters Monday and the deeper meaning behin…
  16. Financial market highlights on Tuesday: S&P/TSX 15,476.94, up 18.48 points

    05.23 / 20:31 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    Highlights at the close Tuesday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index _ 15,476.94, up 18.48 points Dow _ 20,937.91, up 43.08 points S&P 500_ 2,398.42, up 4.40 points Nasdaq _ 6,138.71, up 5.09 points Currencies: Cdn _ 74.13 cents US, up 0.30 of a cent Pound…
  17. Canada Bond yields and prime rates for Tuesday, May 23

    05.23 / 20:09 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    Canada Bond yields for Tuesday as of 4 p.m. (previous day in brackets): One-month: 0.465% (0.465%) Three-month: 0.505% (0.51%) Six-month: 0.54% (0.535%) One-year: 0.605% (0.605%) Two-year: 0.695% (0.675%) Five-year: 0.978% (0.945%) 10-year: 1.501% (1.471%) 30-year:…
  18. Highlights from Ontario's Changing Workplaces Review

    05.23 / 20:09 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    TORONTO - A long-awaited report on labour laws in Ontario was released Tuesday, recommending wide-ranging updates to workers' rights. The government has not yet said which of the 173 recommendations it will act on, but here are key suggestions it will now have to consider: More…
  19. Freeland tells Mexicans that Canada sees NAFTA as a three-way negotiation

    05.23 / 20:09 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    MEXICO CITY - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in Mexico City today to reassure officials Canada is committed to a three-way renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement along with the United States. Freeland is downplaying any suggestion the NAFTA renegotiation…
  20. Cash prices

    05.23 / 19:44 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Business
    NEW YORK - Wholesale cash prices Tuesday Tue.Mon. F Broilers national comp wtd av 1.0846 1.0846 Eggs large white NY Doz. .72 .70 Flour hard winter KC cwt 14.35 14.35 Cheddar Cheese Chi. 40 block per lb. 2.2150 2.2150 Coffee parana ex-dock NY per lb. 1.3121 1.3121 Coffee…