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Virginia cigarette maker invests in Canada pot company Cronos

Cronos Group Inc, today announced that it has entered into a subscription agreement with Virginia-based Altria Group Inc. — the maker of Marlboro cigarettes. The Altria investment will give them a 45 percent stake in Cronos.

The 7 biggest revelations from the huge trove of Facebook emails

The UK Parliament published a trove of top-secret Facebook executive emails on Wednesday. Read the key takeaways from the documents below.

Washington regulators shutdown $5.3 billion Hydro One/Avista deal

Hydro One and Avista Corporation today were denied the proposed merger of the two companies by Washington state regulators. Ontario ratepayers, could be on the hook for a $138 million termination fee.

Aphria craters after short-seller calls it a 'black hole'

Aphria shares tumbled 29 percent in pre-market trading in New York on Monday after Gabriel Grego, founder of Quintessential Capital Management (QCM), accused the company of being a shell game with a cannabis business on the side.

Alberta Premier Notley announces 8.7 percent oil production cut

Alberta - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced a temporary 8.7 percent oil production cut, or decrease of 325,000 barrels a day, in the production of raw crude oil and bitumen starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Fed spells out why millennials are killing countless industries

Millennial spending habits have wreaked havoc on companies from golf equipment makers to razor manufacturers. Millennials have been blamed for killing plenty of industries. But, according to the Federal Reserve, it's not their fault.

GM closures — Blame continued decline in U.S. car sales, tariffs

General Motors' stunning announcement on Monday that it plans to close up to five assembly plants in North America and slash its workforce angered President Trump, who views the U.S. economy as a reflection of his presidency.

General Motors to close plants in Michigan, Ohio and Ontario

As part of its global restructuring program, General Motors will cut car production, stop building several slow-selling models, and slash its North American workforce by 6,300 people.

mesh conference returns with new focus aimed at DX

The mesh conference is back. After taking a break for a few years, the mesh conference officially relaunched in Toronto.

Facebook looks like it's preparing for war with Trump

Facebook looks as if it's preparing for war with US President Donald Trump. The company recently hired Kate Patchen, the chief of the Department of Justice's antitrust division in San Francisco.

Whistleblowers making their mark on business world

Paris - UBS, Danske Bank, Cambridge Analytica and now Renault-Nissan: the probe into Carlos Ghosn demonstrates the growing power of whistleblowers as transparency requirements tighten in the corporate world.

Russia's Rostec doing brisk arms trades despite sanctions

Moscow - Arms giant Rostec is seeing strong demand for its advanced anti-missile systems despite international sanctions against the Russian defence sector, chief executive Sergei Chemezov told AFP in an interview.

With climate change going unchecked, insurance costs will rise

Although there are some folks who remain skeptical of Climate Change, the folks who make a living providing us with insurance are not. Insurance companies are already being impacted by the significant amount of destruction a warming world is causing.

Croatia tycoon released on bail

Zagreb - Croatian tycoon Ivica Todoric, being investigated over fraud allegations, was released from a Zagreb prison on Tuesday after posting a million-euro ($1.1-million) bail.

Facebook comms staffers reportedly fuming at COO Sheryl Sandberg

Communications employees at Facebook are fuming at the company's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, after they were thrown under the bus over a smear campaign targeting the company's critics, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night.

How retailers are responding to disruptive challenges

Retailers are facing increased challenges and competition both to the concept of the physical store and with online shopping. This calls for new tactics and vision, according to a new study from Accenture.

Ceridian proves digital transformation is cultural transformation

When serial entrepreneur David Ossip took the reins at global HR management tech company Ceridian in 2013, he had his work cut out for him.

UK business breathes sigh of relief at draft Brexit deal

London - British businesses breathed a sigh of relief after the cabinet on Wednesday gave its backing to a draft Brexit deal that still faces numerous hurdles in Brussels and London.The pound rose to around $1.

Saudi hosts new conference in shadow of critic's murder

Apo - Cyborg artists, parkour pioneers and a British boxing star headlined a Saudi youth conference Wednesday hosted by the powerful crown prince's charity, the latest high-profile event in the shadow of critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

New survey wants to hear your digital transformation story

Participate in a new survey about how digital transformation is impacting people. The survey provides participants with a unique opportunity to have their voices heard about how DX is changing their lives.

Trouble brewing?: Brexit challenge for Guinness supply chain

Dublin - With its brown-black hue and cascading creamy head, Guinness is Ireland's most iconic export.

Tesla names new chair as Elon Musk steps down

Tesla has named a new chair to replace Elon Musk after the CEO agreed to step down from the company's board as part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Only two major oil companies disclose their carbon emission plans

Only two companies among the 10 biggest oil and gas producers globally have disclosures that allow investors to see and track how their carbon emissions will decline over time.

One of the biggest video game companies sued for 'bro-culture'

League of Legends developer Riot Games is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming the company harbored a sexist work environment with women suffering from unequal pay and regular harassment.

Britain extradites Croatia tycoon to Zagreb: report

Zagreb - Britain on Wednesday extradited Croatian tycoon Ivica Todoric to Zagreb where he faces fraud allegations linked to the food and retail giant Agrokor he founded, media and a witness said.

Nikola unveils stunning hydrogen-electric semi for Europe market

U.S. electric truck maker Nikola Motor unveiled the third version of its hydrogen-powered electric semitrailer truck on Tuesday, which it says will be aimed at European customers.

Northern Indiana utility transitioning from coal to renewables

A northern Indiana utility has added another nail into coal's coffin, announcing the retirement of four coal-fired power plants and a turn to renewable energy.

How secure is business IoT?

A new research paper dives into business Internet of Things. It finds that the majority of survey respondents believe that security concerns around digital technologies are the biggest inhibitors to digital transformation.

Amazon may place 2nd headquarters in Northern Virginia

Retail giant Amazon Inc. is in “advanced talks” to open its second headquarters in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

Which is the best country in the world to run a business?

The best place to run a business, according to a new review, is, to the surprise if some, New Zealand. The review us based in data collated by the World Bank.
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