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Transcontinental to diminish role of printing with US$1.3-billion packaging deal

Transcontinental to diminish role of printing with US$1.3-billion packaging deal

MONTREAL — Transcontinental Inc.
Shulkin says he has 'comfort' with potential successor at VA

Shulkin says he has 'comfort' with potential successor at VA

WASHINGTON — Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin downplayed concerns about his potential successor's lack of managerial experience Monday, saying the key for improving the VA will be surrounding White House doctor Ronny Jackson with a goo
China raises tariffs on US pork, fruit in trade dispute

China raises tariffs on US pork, fruit in trade dispute

BEIJING — China raised import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, apples and other products Monday in an escalating dispute with Washington over trade and industrial policy. The government of President Xi Jinping said it was responding to a U.
Italy's robot concierge a novelty on the way to better AI

Italy's robot concierge a novelty on the way to better AI

PESCHIERA DEL GARDA, Italy — Robby Pepper can answer questions in Italian, English and German.

Keyera to acquire Pipestone infrastructure project from Encana under multi-year deal

CALGARY — A subsidiary of Keyera Corp. will purchase Encana's Pipestone liquids hub and the planned Pipestone processing facility in western Alberta under an agreement announced Monday.
Industry says 5G technology rollout depends on timely access to spectrum

Industry says 5G technology rollout depends on timely access to spectrum

TORONTO — Canada's push toward fifth-generation wireless technology promises network upgrades that could enable everything from powering complex new technologies to closing the digital divide.

Rock Hall to get $4.1M sponsorship; also to join in festival

CLEVELAND — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will receive $4.1 million over five years to help expand its youth education programs and community activities. The Rock Hall announced this week that PNC Bank has pledged $3.
Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' tops holiday box office

Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' tops holiday box office

LOS ANGELES — Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box office with the action-adventure "Ready Player One," while Tyler Perry has scored again with "Acrimony.

Hudson's Bay Co. says Saks Fifth Avenue stores affected by data breach

TORONTO — Hudson's Bay Co. says customer payment card information was involved in a "data security issue" at certain Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5th and Lord & Taylor stores in North America.

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: State of the relationship U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft delivers a speech on “Future Directions for the Canada/U.S. Alliance” in Toronto on Monday.