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IMF raises outlook for Canadian economy, upgrades global economic projections

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund raised its estimate for economic growth in Canada this year as it said U.S. tax cuts are expected to help boost global economic growth.

Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

DALLAS — Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn't bring on an eclipse.
Davos founder hopes Trump and his critics keep open minds

Davos founder hopes Trump and his critics keep open minds

DAVOS, Switzerland — The founder of the World Economic Forum says he hopes President Donald Trump's planned visit to Davos this week will "provide him even better with a global perspective," and says critics of the U.S. leader should hear him out.
'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend

'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend

NEW YORK — "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures.
IMF hikes outlook for global growth for 2017 to 3.7 per cent

IMF hikes outlook for global growth for 2017 to 3.7 per cent

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund is upgrading the outlook for the world economy, noting surprisingly strong growth in Europe and Asia and predicting that U.S. tax cuts will give the American economy a short-term boost.
Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 0.7 per cent in November

Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 0.7 per cent in November

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 0.7 per cent in November to $63.6 billion. The food, beverage and tobacco subsector led the increase, rising 1.9 per cent to $12.2 billion.

France's Sanofi buys US hemophilia specialist Bioverativ

PARIS — France-based drugmaker Sanofi is buying U.S. hemophilia specialist Bioverativ for $11.6 billion in a deal that Sanofi says will boost its profile for fighting rare diseases.

Companies plan European network of car charging stations

FRANKFURT — Two companies say they plan a network of fast-charging stations for battery-powered cars in Europe that will help drivers of electric vehicles travel among the region's main cities.
Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

WASHINGTON — The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek.
Despite shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open

Despite shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open

WASHINGTON — A U.S.