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Packers Plus files appeal of court ruling fracking technology patent is invalid

CALGARY — Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. has filed an appeal of a Federal Court of Canada ruling in December that declared invalid its patent for a well-completion technology that has helped usher in the shale oil and gas boom in North America.
USW protests closure of Freedom Mobile's call centre in Windsor, Ont.

USW protests closure of Freedom Mobile's call centre in Windsor, Ont.

WINDSOR, Ont. — The union representing Freedom Mobile call centre employees in Windsor, Ont. is protesting a decision by parent company Shaw Communications to shut the centre's doors, calling it an "unjustified attack on employees.
BlackBerry unveils new security tool at debut appearance at Detroit auto show

BlackBerry unveils new security tool at debut appearance at Detroit auto show

DETROIT — BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) is launching a new security tool for automobile manufacturers, one of the company's major areas of growth.
Adventurous Armani, fanciful Fendi close Milan Fashion Week

Adventurous Armani, fanciful Fendi close Milan Fashion Week

MILAN — And in a flash, it was over. The Milan Fashion Week devoted to fall and winter menswear for 2018-19 was abbreviated this year into a super-slim long weekend that ended Monday.

Tahoe cuts 250 jobs in Guatemala as Escobal mine licence remains suspended

VANCOUVER — Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX:THO) says it has cut 250 jobs at its Escobal silver mine in Guatemala as a legal battle to reopen the mine drags on.
Strikes hit Greece as lawmakers debate new reforms

Strikes hit Greece as lawmakers debate new reforms

ATHENS, Greece — Athenians were without public transport Monday and services nationwide faced disruptions as Greek labour unions went on strike to protest further creditor-demanded austerity measures due to be voted on in Parliament.
New pickups from Ram, Chevy heat up big-truck competition

New pickups from Ram, Chevy heat up big-truck competition

DETROIT — The competition for full-size pickup truck customers in the U.S. is as rough-and-tumble as ever, with Ram and Chevrolet rolling out brawny-looking new models that are larger, lighter and more efficient than their predecessors.
Accord, Navigator, XC60 take top prize at Detroit auto show

Accord, Navigator, XC60 take top prize at Detroit auto show

DETROIT — Automotive journalists crowned the Honda Accord the North American Car of the Year on Monday, a first for the longtime model that's twice flirted for the top honour as a finalist.
Brawny pickups, futuristic SUVs star at Detroit auto show

Brawny pickups, futuristic SUVs star at Detroit auto show

DETROIT — It's the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market.
Mezzanine collapse inside Jakarta tower hurts nearly 80

Mezzanine collapse inside Jakarta tower hurts nearly 80

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, injuring nearly 80 people and forcing a chaotic evacuation.