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TORONTO - Four months after acquiring Jean Machine, the new owner of the denim retailer says it plans on "cleaning up" the look of its stores as part of an ...
VICTORIA - Premier John Horgan is set to meet with some of the Trump administration's top trade officials Thursday in Washington, D.C, where he intends to press to resolve the ...
CHARLOTTETOWN - The federal government says a proposal to produce the world's first genetically modified salmon for human consumption in P.E.I. will face environmental assessment. In a letter to a gr
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - More people have been forced to flee their homes as wildfires continue to burn across British Columbia. A rapidly-moving fire near Monte Lake, east of Kamloops, prompted the ...
PARIS (AP) — Airbus’ first-half profits took a hit amid ongoing problems with its A400M military transporter and engine problems for its A320neo, and deliveries are down though orders are on th
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that’s expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic d
BRUSSELS (AP) — Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, says its net profit soared to $1.5 billion (1.28 billion euros) in the second quarter of 2017 from $152 million (129 million eu
MADRID (AP) — Spanish energy company Repsol says strong production and efficiency improvements drove a 65.3 percent increase in net profit in the first half of the year. Repsol said Thursday that pro
LONDON (AP) — Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca says second-quarter revenue fell amid declining sales of blockbuster drugs Crestor and Seroquel XR, which lost patent protection in the United States
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen has reported higher profits for the first half of the year as the company benefited from increased sales in the growing European economy and moved past one-time c
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday, supported by strong corporate earnings and the Federal Reserve’s decision to pause its slow-moving campaign to raise interest rates. KEEPI
BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen said group operating profit more than doubled in the second quarter, helped by cost cuts and higher-margin new models at its core namesake brand.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Bank of Korea says South Korea’s economy grew at a 2.7 percent annual pace during the April-June quarter. The central bank said Thursday that Asia’s fourth-l
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank forecast lower full-year revenues and only a modest improvement in earnings on Thursday, after second-quarter sales were hit by a drop in capital markets trading.
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss food giant Nestle says its first-half earnings were up 19 percent due to a one-time tax expense that impacted profit a year earlier, while sales slipped as a result of divestments
LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell says second-quarter earnings more than tripled as it benefited from a cost-cutting drive and recovering oil prices. The Anglo-Dutch energy giant said Thursday that pro
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Stocks, bonds and commodities were all on a roll on Thursday as bulls scented a softening in the Federal Reserve's confidence on inflation that promised to keep U.S. interest rates
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A state fair, where one person was killed and seven others were injured when an "aggressive thrill" ride broke apart, will be open Thursday, officials said, but ...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - If Donald Trump's ditching of a U.S.-led trade alliance with Pacific Rim nations wasn't a gift to the European Union, then it must be the next best thing.
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank posted a sharp rise in second-quarter net profit to 466 million euros ($547 million) on Thursday, benefiting from lower legal costs for past misdeeds that outweighe
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank posted a sharp rise in second-quarter net profit to 466 million euros ($547 million) on Thursday, benefiting from lower legal costs for past misdeeds that outweighe
NEW YORK/HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. refineries are producing more fuel than ever as they seek to meet rising demand - from overseas, rather than the drivers on nearby roadways.
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury is set to hear closing arguments at the securities fraud trial of former biotech CEO and social media provocateur Martin Shkreli (SHKREL’-ee). The arguments are scheduled
The most polarizing quarterback in the world may soon be back in the NFL.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Latest on the death of a woman from a domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship (all times local): 8:25 p.m. An FBI spokeswoman in Anchorage says a suspect ...
POND INLET, Canada - An armed standoff with a man barricaded inside a house in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, has ended peacefully. RCMP say that after several hours of negotiations, a 27-year-old ......
(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is launching a new digital platform where customers of other wealth management firms and brokerages can apply for loans, the bank said on Thursday.
Alexander Vinnik, of Russia, was accused of being the mastermind behind a black market Bitcoin exchange, which helped launder billions of dollars.
A group that advises activist shareholders hopes a new report will do for Indigenous issues what has already been done for environmental causes — put them on the boardroom table. "The ......

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