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Germany's Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank to hold talks on merger

Germany's Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank to hold talks on merger

BERLIN — Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank, and domestic rival Commerzbank have decided to open talks on a possible merger, the lenders said Sunday in an announcement that followed months of speculation about such a combination.
Paris cleans up riot debris as support fades for protesters

Paris cleans up riot debris as support fades for protesters

PARIS — Business owners, city employees and construction workers dug in Sunday to clean up one of the world's most glamorous avenues, after riots by ultraviolent yellow vest protesters trashed the Champs-Elysees in Paris to express anger at French Pr
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Tilray results Tilray Inc. will hold a conference call to discuss its financial fourth-quarter and full year 2018 results on Monday. The Nanaimo, B.C.
Edibles legalization fraught with hurdles, lack of clarity, companies say

Edibles legalization fraught with hurdles, lack of clarity, companies say

TORONTO — From the classic pot brownie to cannabis-infused cotton candy, there is no shortage of options for edibles at an illicit dispensary in downtown Toronto.
Prairie landlords singing (slightly) happier tune as rents rise, vacancies slip

Prairie landlords singing (slightly) happier tune as rents rise, vacancies slip

CALGARY — Four years after an oil price crash that's been blamed for more than 40,000 oilpatch job cuts in Western Canada, stability is returning to the residential rental market. Apartment owners including Boardwalk REIT and Mainstreet Equity Corp.
French protesters riot in Paris, accuse Macron of "hot air"

French protesters riot in Paris, accuse Macron of "hot air"

PARIS — French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores in Paris and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron.
Inuit hope fresh deals with mining companies boost employment at new projects

Inuit hope fresh deals with mining companies boost employment at new projects

Inuit leaders are hoping a new cycle of mine expansion in Nunavut brings with it a motherlode of jobs and economic spinoffs. "Inuit are very eager and wanting to participate in the economy," said P.J. Akeeagok of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.
As Brexit stalls, supporters protest betrayal of their dream

As Brexit stalls, supporters protest betrayal of their dream

SUNDERLAND, England — With Britain's departure from the European Union likely to be put on hold, some Brexit supporters fear their dream is dying. But they aren't giving up without a fight — or at least, a long walk.

Xplornet to invest $500M to upgrade wireless, internet service in rural areas

WOODSTOCK, N.B. — Xplornet Communications Inc. says it plans to spend $500 million over the next five years to update its network to provide fifth-generation wireless services and faster internet in rural parts of Canada.
Imperial Oil slows development of Aspen project, cites Alberta production cuts

Imperial Oil slows development of Aspen project, cites Alberta production cuts

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. has slowed the development of a $2.6-billion oilsands project because of uncertainty due to the Alberta government's oil production curtailment program and other challenges.
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