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Delta cancelling nearly 250 flights Tuesday morning

DALLAS — Delta’s travails, and those of its customers, move into day two with the airline cancelling nearly 250 flights.

The cancellations Tuesday follow about 1,000 cancelled flights Monday and almost 3,000 delayed flights after an outage at its Atlanta headquarters initiated a global meltdown of its booking and communications systems.

Delta grounds flights due to systems problems

LONDON — Delta Air Lines has grounded flights scheduled to leave Monday after experiencing unspecified issues with its computer systems globally.

Confirmation of Monday’s troubles came in an official account that responds to customers via Twitter. The airline declined to immediately comment by phone and it was unclear whether all its flights were affected.

New vehicle sales in Canada slump in July

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. — The latest DesRosiers Automotive report shows new vehicle sales in Canada saw a 2.6 per cent decline in July compared to the same month last year.

The Richmond Hill, Ont.-based market research group says 173,304 vehicles were purchased last month, the second month where sales were down — the last being May, when there was a 1.6 per cent drop.

Purple hair? Starbucks doesn’t care. Coffee chain relaxes employee dress code

TORONTO — Got purple hair? Starbucks wants to hire you.

The world’s largest coffee chain is loosening its employee dress code to allow workers to don brightly-dyed hair and coloured, patterned clothing.

Starbucks says employees now have more fashion choices to wear underneath the company’s signature green apron within reason.