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Quebec investor group buying Canam Group’s Canadian operations and other assets

ST-GEORGES, Que. — A group of Quebec investors has signed a deal to buy the Canadian operations of the Canam Group architectural steel company, as well as certain assets in the United States and overseas, from the American Industrial Partners equity firm. The transaction, which is expected to close in the coming weeks, will total more than […]

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Rising inequality eroding trust in capitalism – survey

DAVOS, Switzerland — Rising income inequality is undermining confidence in capitalism around the world, according to a survey conducted by public relations firm Edelman ahead of the gathering of the elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Among those surveyed in the report published Monday, 56% thought that capitalism was doing more harm than […]

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Britain’s EU Journey: When Churchill urged European unity

LONDON — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbours will continue throughout 2020. This series of stories chronicles Britain’s tortured relationship with Europe from […]

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Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

PENANG, Malaysia — Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minster warning on Monday that those who want to make the country a rubbish bin of the world can “dream on.” Shipments of unwanted rubbish have been rerouted to […]