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Proxy advisory firms: Aphria shareholders should vote in favour of Tilray deal

Proxy advisory firms: Aphria shareholders should vote in favour of Tilray deal

LEAMINGTON, Ont. — Two independent proxy advisory firms are recommending Aphria Inc. shareholders vote in favour of the cannabis company merging with Tilray Inc. Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. and Glass Lewis and Co.
Investment Canada approves Great Canadian Gaming's purchase by U.S. fund

Investment Canada approves Great Canadian Gaming's purchase by U.S. fund

TORONTO — Great Canadian Gaming Corp.'s proposed acquisition by a fund affiliated with Apollo Global Management Inc. moved a step closer to completion following approval by Investment Canada. The U.S.

Bangladesh enforcing weeklong lockdown amid virus surge

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh is enforcing a lockdown for a week from Monday, shutting shopping malls and transportation, to help curb the spread of coronavirus as the rate of infections and deaths have increased in recent weeks.
SKorea's LG to exit loss-making mobile phone business

SKorea's LG to exit loss-making mobile phone business

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korean electronics maker LG said Monday it is getting out of its loss-making mobile phone business to focus on electric vehicle components, robotics, artificial intelligence and other products and services.
Holding on during stock market roller-coaster was key to success, experts say

Holding on during stock market roller-coaster was key to success, experts say

TORONTO — When the bottom fell out of North American stock markets a year ago, few investors would have imagined how unsettled the world would remain a year later, even after a massive financial rebound.
Pressure mounts on corporations to denounce GOP voting bills

Pressure mounts on corporations to denounce GOP voting bills

ATLANTA — Liberal activists are stepping up calls for corporate America to denounce Republican efforts to tighten state voting laws, and businesses accustomed to cozy political relationships now find themselves in the middle of a growing partisan fig
UK: Benefits outweigh risks for AstraZeneca despite 7 deaths

UK: Benefits outweigh risks for AstraZeneca despite 7 deaths

LONDON — Britain’s medicines regulator is urging people to continue taking the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, despite revealing that seven people in the U.K. have died from rare blood clots after getting the jab.
Germany faces 'crisis of trust' in pandemic, president says

Germany faces 'crisis of trust' in pandemic, president says

FRANKFURT — Germany's president says the country is enduring a “crisis of trust” and urged people to “pull together” as they weather a second Easter amid pandemic restrictions and dissatisfaction over the government’s response.

University of California victim of nationwide hack attack

LOS ANGELES — The University of California is warning its students and staff that a ransomware group might have stolen and published their personal data and that of hundreds of other schools, government agencies and companies nationwide.
Young professionals cut ahead of older Italians for vaccine

Young professionals cut ahead of older Italians for vaccine

ROME — Octogenarians in Tuscany watched in disbelief and indignation as lawyers, magistrates, professors and other younger professionals got vaccinated against COVID-19 before them, despite government pledges of prioritizing Italy’s oldest citizens.