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Levi Strauss plans to raise up to $587M in IPO

SAN FRANCISCO — Levi Strauss plans to raise up to $587 million in an initial public offering of company shares. The San Francisco company said Monday that it's offering approximately 9.

Chipmaker Nvidia to acquire Mellanox for $6.9 billion

NEW YORK — Chipmaker Nvidia will acquire network and data transmission company Mellanox for $6.9 billion in an all-cash deal.
US retail sales up just 0.2 pct. as consumers stay cautious

US retail sales up just 0.2 pct. as consumers stay cautious

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting caution taken by consumers amid a government shutdown and volatile stock market. Retail sales increased just 0.
Canadian airlines try to reassure flyers after fatal Boeing 737 plane crash

Canadian airlines try to reassure flyers after fatal Boeing 737 plane crash

MONTREAL — Canada's two largest airlines say they are confident in the safety of the Boeing 737 aircraft after a fatal crash on Sunday involving an Ethiopian Airlines flight.
Imperial Metals selling 70 per cent stake in Red Chris mine to Newcrest

Imperial Metals selling 70 per cent stake in Red Chris mine to Newcrest

VANCOUVER — Shares in Imperial Metals Corp. soared in early trading after the company announced a deal to sell a 70 per cent interest in its Red Chris copper and gold mine in B.C. to Australia's Newcrest Mining Ltd. for US$806.5 million in cash.
CGI to buy Swedish technology consulting firm Acando in deal valued at $614.7M

CGI to buy Swedish technology consulting firm Acando in deal valued at $614.7M

MONTREAL — CGI Inc. has signed an agreement to buy Swedish technology consulting company Acando. The Canadian firm valued the deal at $614.7 million, including the debt it plans to assume.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

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: Quebecor earnings Quebecor and Quebecor Media will release fourth-quarter earnings and host a conference call on Wednesday.
UK official says EU playing games over Brexit

UK official says EU playing games over Brexit

LONDON — With tensions escalating, Britain's House of Commons leader said Saturday that European Union officials need to take seriously British proposals for ending the Brexit impasse before a crucial vote in Parliament.
Trump budget will seek funds for border wall, Space Force

Trump budget will seek funds for border wall, Space Force

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official sa

Amazon lobbies to exempt employees from labour protections

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Many of Amazon's Seattle-area employees would be exempt from new labour protections in a bill passed by the state Senate after lobbyists for the tech giant pushed to change a key threshold in the rules.