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Commons Speaker says no to Tory calls for emergency debate on Canada-U.S. trade

OTTAWA - The official Opposition's is calling for an emergency debate in the House of Commons over the future of the Canada-U.S. trade but Speaker Geoff Regan is having none of it.

Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O'Toole says Canadians need to see their elected representatives addressing what is the biggest economic crisis in their lifetime.

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North American stocks fall amid U.S.-China tariff threats, loonie lower

TORONTO - North American stock markets fell in late-morning trading as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on another $200 billion in imports from China which said it would retaliate.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 68.77 points to 16,314.86, after 90 minutes of trading.

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Verizon to end location data sales to brokers

Verizon is pledging to stop sales through intermediaries of data that pinpoints the location of mobile phones to outside companies, the Associated Press has learned.

It is the first major U.S. wireless carrier to step back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has allowed outsiders to track wireless devices without their owners' knowledge or consent.

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IBM pits computer against human debaters

SAN FRANCISCO - IBM pitted a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years.

The company unveiled its Project Debater in San Francisco on Monday, asking it to make a case for government-subsidized space research a topic it hadn't studied in advance but championed fiercely with just a few awkward gaps in reasoning.

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