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  • Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (center), North Dakota Democrat, arrives to join other lawmakers and national security officials on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, for a closed-door briefing on the situation in Syria. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Lawmakers have not tightened travel belts, fly in the face of budget rhetoric

    Washington is once again hurtling toward a budget crisis, but you couldn't tell from the travel itineraries of members of Congress.


  • China oil firm eyes Canada producer

    China moved Monday toward its biggest overseas energy acquisition as offshore oil and gas giant CNOOC Ltd. announced an agreement to buy Canadian producer Nexen Inc. for $15.1 billion.


  • Matthew Moroun (Associated Press)

    For Detroiters, a bridge too far?

    The owners of Detroit's aging Ambassador Bridge - the privately owned span that has a monopoly on commercial truck traffic linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario - are taking their fight to the people, seeking a ballot question on whether state officials can go ahead with a second, publicly financed bridge.


  • Canada won't review $4.5B sale of Nortel patents

    The $4.5 billion sale of Nortel's patent portfolio to a consortium including Research In Motion Ltd. cleared another hurdle Tuesday as the Canadian government said the deal does not need to be reviewed under the Investment Canada Act.


  • The Ambassador Bridge, a 7,500-foot suspension bridge, first linked the United States and Canada in November 1929. It is a primary route for auto suppliers and the busiest international border crossing in North America in terms of trade volume. (Detroit News)

    Despite Canadian funding, bridge plan divides Detroit

    It's supposed to unite two countries, but a proposed $2 billion bridge linking Detroit to nearby Windsor, Ontario, is proving a divisive idea in these parts.


  • Experts slam Canada for exporting asbestos

    Despite virtually banning the use of asbestos in Canada, the government regularly exports the lethal substance to poor countries, according to a new report published Thursday.


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