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'We will listen': New Uber CEO apologizes for past mistakes

'We will listen': New Uber CEO apologizes for past mistakes

LONDON — The new CEO of Uber apologized for past mistakes on Monday in a public attempt to show London authorities that the company, known for aggressive tactics, is willing to change to retain its right to operate in the city.
Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments

Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments

WASHINGTON — American military contractors operating in Iraq are accusing Baghdad of employing strong-arm tactics to make them pay exorbitant income taxes, a practice they've warned the Trump administration is hampering the fight against Islamic Stat
Airbnb launches local tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker

Airbnb launches local tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker

Airbnb is launching local tours and other experiences in New York City this week, with one listing promising "an unforgettable shoe-shopping experience" led by a New Yorker whose bio describes her as "an actor, producer, businesswoman ...

Major stock indexes lower, Canadian dollar lower

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index has been hovering around the break-even point this morning. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 8.79 points to 15,445.

Striking GM CAMI workers awaiting response to weekend contract proposal

TORONTO — The union representing 2,500 striking workers at GM Canada's CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., says the company has yet to respond to a comprehensive proposal put forward on the weekend.
Australia to create its own space agency for economic boost

Australia to create its own space agency for economic boost

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia announced on Monday it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy.
Ikea readies its first East Coast store, touting it as Canada's most sustainable

Ikea readies its first East Coast store, touting it as Canada's most sustainable

HALIFAX — Ikea is getting ready to officially open its first Atlantic Canadian store this week as thousands from across the region are expected to descend upon the popular Swedish furniture chain's new Halifax-area location.

American business group says loss of free trade with U.S. would be a big concern

OTTAWA — A new report says potential changes to NAFTA and a loss of free trade with the United States represent the biggest concerns for a number of big American firms operating in this country.

EU ups pressure ahead of new round of Brexit talks

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Monday ramped up pressure on Britain ahead of a new round of Brexit talks, warning again that time is running out for Prime Minister Theresa May to clinch a deal.

UK central bank warns over rise in consumer credit

LONDON — The Bank of England warned Monday of "a pocket of risk" in the rapid growth of consumer credit in the British economy, and is compelling lenders to hold an extra 10 billion pounds ($13.