BEIJING — Chinese authorities have commandeered supplies of natural gas to heat homes, forcing chemical plants and factories to shut down, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal use backfired by causing energy shortages in frigid weather.
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NEW YORK—The “Silence Breakers,” those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment, have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.
Numerous women have spoken out publicly since October about sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in entertainment, media, business, and sports.
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is changing its legal name effective Feb. 1 as it shifts away from physical stores in the age of Amazon’s increasing dominance,
The world’s largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, said Wednesday it will change its legal name to Walmart Inc. from Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—More than a dozen states banded together yesterday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages.
MONTREAL — Canada’s largest bank is joining global tech giants in setting up a research lab in Montreal to take advantage of the city’s growing artificial intelligence expertise.
The Royal Bank of Canada will open a Borealis AI lab in the new year, joining labs in Toronto and Edmonton. It hopes to have 10 researchers on staff in the first year of operation.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska regulators Monday approved a Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, breathing new life into the long-delayed $8 billion project, although the chosen pathway is not the one preferred by the company that hopes to build it and could mean more time is needed to study the changes.
TORONTO — A report released on Monday suggests that 87 per cent of Canadian cannabis companies believe that consolidation is inevitable over the next three years, leaving only a few large players post-legalization.
WASHINGTON — Big Tobacco companies return to TV this weekend, decades after they were banned from the airwaves.
CONCORD, N.H. — The Department of Energy on Thursday awarded a key permit for a transmission project that would carry hydropower from Canada to more than a million homes in southern New England.
NEW YORK—A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction yesterday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.
The painting, “Salvator Mundi," Latin for "Savior of the World,” is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands.