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Kate Spade's funeral to be held in birthplace of Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A funeral will be held for fashion designer Kate Spade this week in Kansas City, where she was born. The Kansas City Star reports that services for Spade are planned for 3 p.m.
Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

BERLIN — Germany will likely miss its goal of cutting emissions by 40 per cent by 2020, the country's environment minister said Monday, an embarrassing admission for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change.
Builder optimism fades with potential trade war looming

Builder optimism fades with potential trade war looming

NEW YORK — The threat of a trade war with Canada has taken a toll on the confidence of U.S. homebuilders, according to index released Monday.

AutoCanada launches strategic review after a request by an activist investor

EDMONTON — AutoCanada Inc. says its board of directors has appointed a special committee of independent directors to review strategic alternatives following a request by an activist shareholder.

Arizona Mining shares up on takeover offer by Australian company South32

VANCOUVER — Shares of Arizona Mining Inc. soared in early trading after the company announced a deal to be acquired by Australian company South32 Ltd. that valued the company at about $2.1 billion.
Auto parts firm Magna plans electric vehicle joint ventures with Chinese company

Auto parts firm Magna plans electric vehicle joint ventures with Chinese company

AURORA, Ont. — Magna International Inc. says it will form two new joint ventures with a Chinese company to engineer and build electric vehicles. The Ontario-based auto parts company and Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd.