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Here's who gets ACOA money

HALIFAX - Some examples of businesses benefiting from financial help from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency:

Big winners

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5 top EU economies warn US about tax plans

BRUSSELS - The European Union's top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks "having a major distortive impact" on trade.

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, the finance ministers of Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain wrote they had "significant concerns" about three tax initiatives in particular.

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Of government and golf courses: Mulroney's East Coast experiment, 30 years later

HALIFAX - Ben Cowan-Dewar was a bright-eyed 25-year-old entrepreneur when he visited Inverness, N.S., and saw a jaw-dropping landscape fit for a luxury golf course.

Past the abandoned mines and hardscrabble edges of the Cape Breton village, he envisioned a boutique 18-hole course and upscale resort perched atop craggy cliffs.

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UK leader says there's new optimism in Brexit talks

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday there is a new sense of optimism about negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union, insisting that a preliminary deal has given fresh impetus to the talks.

She told the House of Commons that Britain will be able to leave the European Union "in a smooth and orderly way."

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