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UK speaker stymies PM May's bid for 3rd vote on Brexit deal

UK speaker stymies PM May's bid for 3rd vote on Brexit deal

LONDON — The speaker of Britain's House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn't keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already rejected t
TransAlta stock rises after U.S. activist investor group demands change

TransAlta stock rises after U.S. activist investor group demands change

CALGARY — Shares in power utility TransAlta Corp. rose by more than five per cent Monday after a U.S. investment partnership revealed it has acquired a 10-per-cent stake and will be demanding board representation.

FIS spends $35B on Worldpay as digital payments surge

CINCINNATI — Fidelity National Information Services is buying Worldpay for about $35 billion with financial transactions increasingly moving online.

Namaste hires new outside audit firm but will miss deadline for 2018 report

TORONTO — Namaste Technologies Inc. has named a new auditor to replace PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, which resigned earlier this month before the cannabis e-commerce company had finalized its 2018 financial report.
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.
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