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La Senza parent L Brands pursuing 'alternatives' for Canadian lingerie retailer

La Senza parent L Brands pursuing 'alternatives' for Canadian lingerie retailer

MONTREAL — The parent company of La Senza says it is pursuing "alternatives" for the beleaguered Canadian lingerie retailer after about a decade of ownership. News of L Brands Inc.'s possible search for a buyer boosted its shares by 11.
Prior dispensary experience an asset and a risk for pot retail workers

Prior dispensary experience an asset and a risk for pot retail workers

TORONTO — A cannabis-related criminal past won't necessarily disqualify someone from working at one of the soon-to-be open recreational pot shops across the country, but former dispensary workers' knowledge and passion can be seen as both an asset an
Funeral held for slain Bulgarian journalist Marinova

Funeral held for slain Bulgarian journalist Marinova

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Hundreds of relatives, friends and colleagues of slain Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova said their goodbyes at a funeral Friday in her hometown, just after German police announced that a suspect has acknowledged attacking her.
Ponzi scheme suspect paid $720K for prayers amid SEC probe

Ponzi scheme suspect paid $720K for prayers amid SEC probe

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Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

NEW YORK — When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood. Retailers, on the other hand, saw an opportunity.
China trade surplus with US widens to record $34.1B

China trade surplus with US widens to record $34.1B

BEIJING — China's trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $34.1 billion in September as exports to the American market rose by 13 per cent over a year earlier despite a worsening tariff war. Exports to the United States rose to $46.
India's #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law's enforcement

India's #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law's enforcement

NEW DELHI — Indian actresses and writers are flooding social media with allegations of sexual harassment and assault, releasing pent-up frustration with a law that was lauded internationally but that critics say has done little to change the status q

Shareholders must vote on Musk's return as Tesla chairman

If Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to return as chairman, shareholders will have to vote on it. The requirement is detailed in a court brief filed jointly on Thursday by Tesla and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

California train agency fined $650,000 for 2 worker deaths

SAN FRANCISCO — Regulators fined the San Francisco Bay Area's transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike.

Trump steps up his attacks on Federal Reserve's rate hikes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday escalated his attack on the Federal Reserve's interest rate increases, asserting that "the Fed is out of control" and blaming it for this week's plunge in stock prices.