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Waterfront Toronto seeks extension for Sidewalk Labs decision day

Waterfront Toronto seeks extension for Sidewalk Labs decision day

TORONTO — Waterfront Toronto's board will have more time to make a decision on whether to move forward with Sidewalk Lab's proposal to build a smart city.
Next stop, Brexit: Britain's EU divorce bill becomes law

Next stop, Brexit: Britain's EU divorce bill becomes law

LONDON — Britain’s delayed and disputed Brexit bill became law on Thursday, removing the last U.K. obstacle to the country leaving the European Union in just over a week. The U.K.

Birchcliff shares fall after it unveils higher-than-expected 2020 budget

CALGARY — Shares in natural gas producer Birchcliff Energy Ltd. fell by as much as 13.7 per cent on Thursday after it announced a higher-than-expected $350-million 2020 capital spending budget.
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.