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Knopf names Reagan Arthur as its new publisher

Knopf names Reagan Arthur as its new publisher

NEW YORK — One of the world's most prestigious literary publishers has chosen just its fourth editorial leader in its 105-year history: Reagan Arthur has been named executive vice-president and publisher of Alfred A.
European Central Bank holds rates, launches policy review

European Central Bank holds rates, launches policy review

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank has decided to launch a top-to-bottom review of how it steers the economy in the 19 countries that use the euro currency.
CAMH urges companies to do more to improve mental health in the workplace

CAMH urges companies to do more to improve mental health in the workplace

TORONTO — The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Bank of Montreal are partnering to help companies to address mental health issues in the workplace.
Switzerland mints world's smallest gold coin

Switzerland mints world's smallest gold coin

BERLIN — No joke: Switzerland has minted a gold coin so small you'd need to look very closely to see Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue at you. State-owned Swissmint said Thursday that the 2.96-millimeter (0.
Downtown Tokyo's homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics

Downtown Tokyo's homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics

TOKYO — Shelters made of cardboard start popping up in the basement of Tokyo's Shinjuku train station right before the shutters come down at 11 p.m., in corridors where “salarymen” rushing home and couples on late-night dates have just passed by.
Japan has second straight year of red ink on trade last year

Japan has second straight year of red ink on trade last year

TOKYO — Japan logged a deficit for a second straight year last year as its exports were hurt by a slowdown of demand in China amid a tariff war with the U.S. Government data released Thursday showed Japan's exports fell 5.6% in 2019, to 76.

Greeting card retailers Carlton Cards and Papyrus closing 79 stores in Canada

TORONTO — Greeting card retailers Carlton Cards and Papyrus are closing their doors, including 79 stores in Canada. A Papyrus store employee at Lime Ridge Mall in Hamilton says employees were told that stores will close in four to six weeks.
Boeing's new CEO sees 737 Max production resuming in spring

Boeing's new CEO sees 737 Max production resuming in spring

Boeing's new CEO said Wednesday that production of the 737 Max will resume this spring, months before the company expects federal regulators to certify the grounded plane to fly again.
Starbucks goals for sustainability will require significant consumer buy-in

Starbucks goals for sustainability will require significant consumer buy-in

Starbucks has an ambitious plan to reduce its environmental footprint, albeit one it acknowledges will require considerable buy-in from its customers.
Selling aviation makes sense for Bombardier, says industry analyst

Selling aviation makes sense for Bombardier, says industry analyst

TORONTO — Despite potential political opposition, it would make more sense for Bombardier Inc. to sell its business jet division than its railway operations to address its staggering debt, an industry analyst said Wednesday.