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British judge denies Maduro Venezuela's gold in London bank

British judge denies Maduro Venezuela's gold in London bank

LONDON — A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro control of nearly $2 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault because Britain does not recognize the socialist leader as president of the Latin American nation.
Trade deficit narrowed in May as exports rose and imports fell again

Trade deficit narrowed in May as exports rose and imports fell again

OTTAWA — Canada's trade deficit shrank in May as auto industry exports picked up after disastrous performance in April, but exports were still down sharply compared with a year ago.
Broad rally helps boost S&P/TSX composite, U.S. stocks also up after jobs report

Broad rally helps boost S&P/TSX composite, U.S. stocks also up after jobs report

TORONTO — A broad-based rally on the Toronto Stock Exchange helped boost Canada's main stock index, while U.S. stock markets rose in the wake of a stronger-than-expected jobs report. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 188.12 points at 15,703.34.

Tigers announce partnership with sportsbook operator

DETROIT — The Tigers became the first Major League Baseball team to reach a deal with a sports gambling company, announcing a multiyear partnership Thursday with PointsBet.
US trade deficit rises 9.7% in May to $54.6 billion

US trade deficit rises 9.7% in May to $54.6 billion

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit rose for the third straight month in May. Both exports and imports fell as the coronavirus outbreak continued to take a toll on world commerce.
Sagicor Financial calls off deal with Scotiabank in Trinidad and Tobago

Sagicor Financial calls off deal with Scotiabank in Trinidad and Tobago

TORONTO — Sagicor Financial Co. Ltd. says it will not go ahead with its acquisition of ScotiaLife Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. The company made the decision after it and Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.
European jobless rate inches higher amid government support

European jobless rate inches higher amid government support

FRANKFURT — The unemployment rate in the 19 countries that use the euro currency inched higher to 7.4 % in May from 7.3% in April as governments used active labour market support programs to cushion the impact of the virus outbreak on workers.
Australian court upholds Geoffrey Rush's defamation payout

Australian court upholds Geoffrey Rush's defamation payout

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian court on Thursday rejected a newspaper publisher’s appeal against Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush’s $2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation.
Michigan governor closes indoor bars, allows to-go cocktails

Michigan governor closes indoor bars, allows to-go cocktails

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she was closing indoor seating in bars in parts of the state, including a college town where one brewpub has been linked to about 140 infections.

Canada's five big banks join anti-hate advertising boycott of Facebook

TORONTO — All five of Canada's biggest banks are joining an international boycott of Facebook over concerns that the platform is complicit in promoting racism, violence and misinformation.