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Trump’s campaign cycles $6 million into Trump companies

NEW ORLEANS — Donald Trump’s campaign likes to keep it in the family.

When Trump flies, he uses his airplane. When he campaigns, he often chooses his properties or his own Trump Tower in New York City, which serves as headquarters. His campaign even buys Trump bottled water and Trump wine.

It was a sweet year for maple syrup production in US, Canada

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The United States and Canada produced record amounts of maple syrup this year, thanks to the weather and more people getting into the business or expanding their operations.

U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics released this month show the U.S. produced 4.2 million gallons, the greatest amount since record-keeping began in 1916.

New report on child labour raises call for supply chain transparency law

OTTAWA — A new report says Canadian consumers may be unwittingly buying goods made by child labourers.

And those who want to make ethical buying decisions are largely in the dark about what companies are doing to prevent child labour in their supply chains, says the World Vision Canada report to be released today.

Exxon shareholders reject climate-change resolutions

DALLAS — Shareholders at Exxon’s annual meeting rejected several resolutions backed by environmentalists that would have pushed the company to take a stronger stand in favour of steps to limit climate change.

CEO Rex Tillerson said the company was balancing its responsibility to produce more energy to meet growing demand with environmental considerations.