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Germany's parliament votes to legalize limited marijuana possession and allow 'cannabis clubs'

Germany's parliament votes to legalize limited marijuana possession and allow 'cannabis clubs'

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Friday approved a government plan to liberalize rules on cannabis, paving the way for the country to decriminalize limited amounts of marijuana and allow members of “cannabis clubs” to buy it for recreational purpose
TransAlta reports $84M Q4 loss compared with $163M loss a year earlier

TransAlta reports $84M Q4 loss compared with $163M loss a year earlier

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. reported a loss attributable to common shareholders of $84 million compared with a loss of $163 million a year earlier. The power utility says the loss amounted to 27 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec.
Onex reports US$373M Q4 profit, down from US$435M a year earlier

Onex reports US$373M Q4 profit, down from US$435M a year earlier

TORONTO — Onex Corp. reported a fourth-quarter profit of US$373 million, down from US$435 million a year earlier. The investment firm and asset manager, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says the profit amounted to US$4.
Top EU official says decisions coming next week on the release of massive funds for Poland

Top EU official says decisions coming next week on the release of massive funds for Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of the European Union’s powerful Commission announced on Friday in Warsaw that decisions will be taken soon to release billions of euros to Poland, funds frozen by the bloc over the previous Polish government's anti-EU
Why Canadians see the biggest grocers as the villains of food inflation

Why Canadians see the biggest grocers as the villains of food inflation

Galen Weston may not be the president of grocery giant Loblaw anymore, but you wouldn’t know that based on how often his name and face appear in connection with the company: in memes, on social media, and now emblazoned across the top of a new Reddit
Vice Media says 'several hundred' staff members will be laid off, Vice.com news site shuttered

Vice Media says 'several hundred' staff members will be laid off, Vice.com news site shuttered

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice Media plans to lay off several hundred employees and no longer publish material on its Vice.com website, the company's CEO said in a memo to staff Thursday.
Lynx Air shutting down Monday, tells passengers to seek refunds through credit cards

Lynx Air shutting down Monday, tells passengers to seek refunds through credit cards

CALGARY — Low-cost airline Lynx Air announced a sudden halt to its operations as of Monday and told customers with bookings after that to seek refunds from their credit card companies.
Private lander makes first US moon landing in more than 50 years

Private lander makes first US moon landing in more than 50 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private lander on Thursday made the first U.S. touchdown on the moon in more than 50 years, but managed just a weak signal back until flight controllers scrambled to gain better contact.
These companies have laid off Canadian workers in 2024

These companies have laid off Canadian workers in 2024

Canadians are continuing to be laid off as part of a wave of job cuts that began in 2023 as companies assessed their operations after the height of the COVID-19 pandemic passed.
Reddit strikes $60M deal allowing Google to train AI models on its posts, unveils IPO plans

Reddit strikes $60M deal allowing Google to train AI models on its posts, unveils IPO plans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Reddit has struck a deal with Google that allows the search giant to use posts from the online discussion site for training its artificial intelligence models and to improve services such as Google Search.