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Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

NEW YORK — Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.

Rome mayor supports taxi drivers striking against Uber

ROME — A weeklong strike by taxi drivers that has crippled transport in Rome, Milan and Turin is heating up, with cabbies marching through the eternal city to protest legislation they say will favour Uber and other car-hire services.

Fox News host Brenda Buttner dies at age 55

NEW YORK — Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55. Buttner served as CNBC's Washington correspondent and hosted the network's "The Money Club" before joining Fox News in 2000.
Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

CANNON BALL, N.D. — As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance.
Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer

Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer

LONDON — Uber's chief executive ordered an investigation Monday into a sexual-harassment claim made by a female engineer who said her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss.
How long should injured pro athletes get workers comp?

How long should injured pro athletes get workers comp?

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Loblaw resets passwords for all PC Plus accounts following security breach

TORONTO — Loblaw has reset passwords for all its PC Plus rewards collectors' online accounts after points were stolen from some members' accounts.

Big banks said to be more open to making loans to oil and gas industry

CALGARY — Credit has started to flow more freely to Canada's battered oil and gas sector, though some executives say lenders are favouring larger and more financially secure producers.
China, Canada face similar pension challenges: CEO of CPP Investment Board

China, Canada face similar pension challenges: CEO of CPP Investment Board

TORONTO — China sees Canada as a valuable source of expertise as both countries grapple with the needs of an aging population that's increasingly retired, according to the head of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Wholesale trade rise 0.7% in December for third straight monthly gain

OTTAWA — Canadian wholesale trade grew 0.7 per cent to $57.3 billion in December, registering its third consecutive monthly gain.