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Shares of Primero Mining more than double after First Majestic takeover offer

Shares of Primero Mining more than double after First Majestic takeover offer

VANCOUVER — Shares in Primero Mining Corp., which owns the San Dimas silver-gold mine in Mexico, more than doubled in trading Friday after First Majestic Silver announced a deal to buy the company.

Nearly 50 people fall sick on Royal Caribbean cruise ship

BALTIMORE — Nearly 50 people have fallen sick on a cruise ship that departed from Baltimore last week.

What robot strippers say about sexism, tech and the future

LAS VEGAS — On a recent evening in Las Vegas during the CES technology show, robot strippers offered a window into technology's gender fault lines — not to mention our robot future.
Uber used tech tool to shield data from police outside US

Uber used tech tool to shield data from police outside US

NEW YORK — The ride-sharing company Uber confirmed Thursday that it had technology to shield company data when law enforcement raided its offices outside the U.S.
Inflation watch: December consumer prices up just 0.1 pct

Inflation watch: December consumer prices up just 0.1 pct

WASHINGTON — Consumer inflation slowed in December to a tiny 0.1 per cent gain as energy costs retreated from a big jump in November. The December increase in consumer prices followed a sharper 0.
Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

PARIS — The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday.
The Tragically Hip backing Newstrike deal with CanniMed Therapeutics

The Tragically Hip backing Newstrike deal with CanniMed Therapeutics

TORONTO — Newstrike Resources Ltd. says the Tragically Hip is backing the company's deal to be acquired by CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. The band is a creative partner and shareholder in Newstrike, the company (TSXV:HIP) says.
JPMorgan Chase 4Q results fall 37 per cent, due to tax charge

JPMorgan Chase 4Q results fall 37 per cent, due to tax charge

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co. said its fourth-quarter results fell 37 per cent from a year ago, as the bank took a significant one-time charge to its results due to the recently passed Trump tax bill. JPMorgan said Friday it earned $4.
Sun Life expects $200M one-time charge in Q4 due to U.S. tax changes

Sun Life expects $200M one-time charge in Q4 due to U.S. tax changes

TORONTO — Sun Life Financial Inc. says it will take a $200-million charge related to U.S. tax reform when it reports its fourth-quarter results.
Alabama incentives for Toyota-Mazda factory top $700 million

Alabama incentives for Toyota-Mazda factory top $700 million

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama's total incentive package to Toyota and Mazda will top $700 million after local incentives are added to what the state offered to land the companies' new U.S. factory.