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Ottawa promised Canadians two billion new trees, Quebec wants to cut some down

Ottawa promised Canadians two billion new trees, Quebec wants to cut some down

MONTREAL — The federal government committed to planting two billion trees across the country to restore natural habitats and fight climate change, and now Quebec wants to harvest some of them.
Consumer sentiment edges higher as economic growth accelerates and inflation fades

Consumer sentiment edges higher as economic growth accelerates and inflation fades

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of consumer sentiment ticked higher this month, after soaring in December and January , underscoring that Americans are starting to feel better about the economy after several years of gloom.
B2Gold says three employees killed in bus attack in Mali, several others wounded

B2Gold says three employees killed in bus attack in Mali, several others wounded

VANCOUVER — B2Gold Corp. says three employees have died after an attack on a bus transporting workers in Mali. The company says the bus, which was travelling under Malian gendarme escort, was going from its Fekola mine to Bamako, the capital of Mali.
Nike to cut 2%, or 1,600 jobs, as athletic wear giant cuts costs and reinvests in areas like health

Nike to cut 2%, or 1,600 jobs, as athletic wear giant cuts costs and reinvests in areas like health

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike is cutting 2% of its global workforce, or little over 1,600 jobs, as the athletic wear giant aims to cut costs and reinvest its savings into what it sees as big growth areas like sport, health and wellness.
Fairfax Financial Holdings reports Q4 profit down from year earlier

Fairfax Financial Holdings reports Q4 profit down from year earlier

TORONTO — Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. reported a fourth-quarter profit attributable to shareholders of US$1.3 billion, down from US$2.3 billion a year earlier. The company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says the profit amounted to US$52.
TC Energy open to exceeding $3B asset divestiture target this year: CEO

TC Energy open to exceeding $3B asset divestiture target this year: CEO

CALGARY — TC Energy Corp.
'No longer viable': Ontario electronics retailer Factory Direct to liquidate stores

'No longer viable': Ontario electronics retailer Factory Direct to liquidate stores

TORONTO — An Ontario court has given Factory Direct permission to liquidate its stores as it begins winding down the business.
US wholesale inflation accelerated in January in latest sign that prices picked up last month

US wholesale inflation accelerated in January in latest sign that prices picked up last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices in the United States picked up in January, the latest sign that some inflation pressures in the economy remain elevated.
Personal and household goods help boost December wholesale sales: Statistics Canada

Personal and household goods help boost December wholesale sales: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales excluding petroleum, petroleum products, and other hydrocarbons and excluding oilseed and grain rose 0.3 per cent to $82.9 billion in December.
Mithaq lets Aimia takeover offer expire after not enough shares tendered

Mithaq lets Aimia takeover offer expire after not enough shares tendered

TORONTO — Mithaq Capital SPC says it's dropping its hostile takeover offer for Aimia Inc. after not enough shares were tendered before the bid expired on Thursday.
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