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Australian car making to end soon with GM plant closing

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian auto manufacturing era is about to end after more than 90 years when General Motors Co.’s last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday.

The nation has already begun mourning the demise of a home-grown industry in an increasing crowded and changing global car market.

U.S. court dismisses Resolute’s racketeering suit against Greenpeace

MONTREAL — A U.S. court has dismissed a racketeering lawsuit launched by Resolute Forest Products against Greenpeace and other environmental groups.

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed claims filed against Greenpeace, Stand.earth and individuals under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

Sears Canada seeks court approval to liquidate all stores

TORONTO — Sears Canada Inc. said Tuesday it is seeking court approval to liquidate its roughly 130 remaining stores, leaving approximately 12,000 employees without a job.

The embattled retailer has been operating under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act since June. It said that it had failed to find a buyer that would allow it to continue.

Holy spirits? Closed churches find second life as breweries

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Ira Gerhart finally found a place last year to fulfil his yearslong dream of opening a brewery: a 1923 Presbyterian church. It was cheap, charming and just blocks from downtown Youngstown.

But soon after Gerhart announced his plans, residents and a minister at a Baptist church just a block away complained about alcohol being served in the former house of worship.

TransCanada says it’s cancelling Energy East pipeline

TORONTO — Pipeline company TransCanada says it’s cancelling a plan to pipe 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Western Canada to the Atlantic coast.

TransCanada Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling said in a statement Thursday that “after careful review of changed circumstances, we will be informing the National Energy Board” it won’t go ahead. He didn’t specify reasons.