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Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot shareholders approve merger

Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot shareholders approve merger

MILAN — Shareholders of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot voted Monday to merge and create the world’s fourth-largest auto company which, its architects hope, can more readily take on an enormous technological shift in the industry.
Slack investigating outage and connectivity issues with its communications platform

Slack investigating outage and connectivity issues with its communications platform

SAN FRANCISCO — Slack Technologies Inc. says its communications platform is experiencing an outage and connectivity issues.
Brookfield makes offer to take Brookfield Property Partners private

Brookfield makes offer to take Brookfield Property Partners private

TORONTO — Brookfield Asset Management Inc. has offered US$5.9 billion to buy the remaining stake in Brookfield Property Partners LP that it does not already own. The asset management company is offering US$16.50 per unit.
Tim Horton launches new dark roast as part of chain's plan to get back to basics

Tim Horton launches new dark roast as part of chain's plan to get back to basics

Tim Hortons is hoping the third time's a charm as it rolls out its latest iteration of a dark roast coffee this week, a key part of the chain’s back-to-basics plan that will focus on its core offerings of coffee, doughnuts and breakfast in 2021.
US construction spending increases solid 0.9% in November

US construction spending increases solid 0.9% in November

WASHINGTON — Spending on U.S. construction projects increased 0.9% in November as strength in home building offset weakness in other parts of the construction industry. The November gain followed a bigger 1.

Fiera Capital selling a pair of U.S. operations in two separate deals

MONTREAL — Investment manager Fiera Capital Corp. says it is selling a pair of operations in the United States in two separate deals.
India OKs AstraZeneca and locally made COVID-19 vaccines

India OKs AstraZeneca and locally made COVID-19 vaccines

NEW DELHI — India authorized two COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday, paving the way for a huge inoculation program to stem the coronavirus pandemic in the world’s second-most populous country.
Canadian companies paying bonuses — and even increasing them amid COVID-19

Canadian companies paying bonuses — and even increasing them amid COVID-19

TORONTO — Canadian companies may have spent the past year laying off staff and dealing with temporary closures stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, but that isn't stopping many from rewarding workers this holiday season.

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: December auto sales DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. is scheduled to release its December auto sales data for Canada on Tuesday.
Asia Today: Australian states reimpose travel restrictions

Asia Today: Australian states reimpose travel restrictions

SYDNEY, Australia — More Australian states and territories are reimposing travel restrictions to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus from new outbreaks in New South Wales and Victoria states.
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