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EU Commission head in Athens to discuss post-bailout plans

ATHENS, Greece — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was in Athens Thursday to discuss Greece’s fiscal reform plans after its international bailout program ends in a few months’ time. Left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ government has promised lenders it will continue infrastructure privatization and draconian spending controls after the bailout program ends in late August, […]


B.C. government to unveil details on pipeline reference case

VICTORIA — Details are expected to be released today about British Columbia’s court case that questions if the province has the power to regulate the flow of oil from the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Premier John Horgan has said a reference case will be filed in B.C.’s Court of Appeal by April 30, seeking to […]


Workplace substance-use policies would help Canadians and employers: report

VANCOUVER — Not enough companies have comprehensive substance-use policies and those that provide them offer inadequate measures to help struggling employees, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction says in a report aimed at bringing awareness to workplace practices before marijuana is legalized this summer. Loss of productivity, absenteeism and increased costs are just […]


Nintendo’s sales, profit up on strong Switch console demand

TOKYO — Nintendo Co. is reporting solid sales and profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines. The Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games reported Thursday that its January-March profit totalled 4.4 billion yen ($40 million), reversing a 394 million yen loss it racked up the previous […]


Barclays swings to 1Q loss

LONDON — British banking giant Barclays swung to a loss in the first quarter as it set aside 2 billion pounds ($2.7 billion) to cover past misconduct, including allegations related to subprime mortgages in the United States. The bank on Thursday reported a net loss of 764 million pounds, compared with net income of 190 […]


Hyundai Motor’s 1Q profit halved on grim US, China sales

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Hyundai Motor says its first-quarter profit has plunged to the lowest level in more than eight years as sales dwindled in the United States and China. South Korea’s largest automaker said Thursday its January-March earnings sank a larger-than-expected 48 per cent to 731.6 billion won ($677.3 million), compared with 1.4 […]

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