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Designer Azzedine Alaia, known for clingy style, dies

Designer Azzedine Alaia, known for clingy style, dies

PARIS — Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, a fashion iconoclast whose clingy styles helped define the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died.
Widow of Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer auctions rare items

Widow of Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer auctions rare items

RENO, Nev. — The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band.

Germany bans children's smart watches with listening app

BERLIN — German regulators have banned certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, saying the devices have been used to listen in on school classrooms and run afoul of Germany's surveillance restrictions.
Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

BONN, Germany — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comp
BlackBerry COO Marty Beard resigning to deal with family situation

BlackBerry COO Marty Beard resigning to deal with family situation

TORONTO — A person with knowledge of the situation says that BlackBerry Ltd.'s chief operating officer has resigned in order to deal with a family health issue.
Hudson's Bay agrees to delay deal that would see Rhone Capital buy stake in retailer

Hudson's Bay agrees to delay deal that would see Rhone Capital buy stake in retailer

TORONTO — The Ontario Securities Commission announced on Friday that Hudson's Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) has agreed to temporarily postpone a deal that would see private equity firm Rhone Capital buy a sizable stake in the retail giant. U.S.
Loblaw pre-orders 25 Tesla all-electric trucks for undisclosed price

Loblaw pre-orders 25 Tesla all-electric trucks for undisclosed price

MONTREAL — Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it is among the first purchasers of Tesla's new electric truck. Canada's largest supermarket chain (TSX:L) says it has pre-ordered 25 of the vehicles called the Tesla Semi.

Resource shares provide lift to Toronto stock index, American counterparts down

TORONTO — Mining and energy stocks helped move Canada's largest stock index higher on Friday, as U.S. markets fell into the red a day after making their biggest gain in two months. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 63.20 points to 15,998.57.
Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S.
Bombardier hiring spree is signal of aerospace industry future for young

Bombardier hiring spree is signal of aerospace industry future for young

POINTE-CLAIRE, Que. — Bombardier Inc.