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An aerial view of the Yevgeny Primakov icebreaker on the ice-covered Neva River in St. Petersburg, Russia. Maersk, the world's largest shipping line, is testing a Vladivostok to St. Petersburg route through the Arctic.
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Don Woodbridge (left) and son Alan Woodbridge hold jars of pickles at their company in Harrow, Ontario. Orders are up in anticipation of retaliatory Canadian tariffs on U.S. gherkins.