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WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

GENEVA — The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers' profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health c
Couche-Tard open to second chance to woo French food giant Carrefour, says CEO

Couche-Tard open to second chance to woo French food giant Carrefour, says CEO

Alimentation Couche-Tard remains open to a second chance to consummate a union with Carrefour if the French government has a change of heart about its opposition.
Urbanation report says apartment vacancy in Toronto hit record high in Q4

Urbanation report says apartment vacancy in Toronto hit record high in Q4

A new report says Toronto's rental apartment vacancy rate hit a record high in the fourth quarter of last year.
Unifor approves $1 billion General Motors deal to build electric vans in Ontario

Unifor approves $1 billion General Motors deal to build electric vans in Ontario

INGERSOLL, Ont. — Unifor members have voted to approve General Motors Canada's plan to invest $1 billion in an electric vehicle plant in southern Ontario.
World shares subdued despite strong growth data from China

World shares subdued despite strong growth data from China

Stock markets got off to a slow start for the week despite news that the Chinese economy grew 2.3% in 2020 after a sharp contraction early in the year. Shares fell in London and Tokyo on Monday but advanced in Hong Kong, Paris and Shanghai. Most U.S.
China economy grows in 2020 as rebound from virus gains

China economy grows in 2020 as rebound from virus gains

BEIJING — China eked out 2.
Michelin France stars awarded in virtual ceremony

Michelin France stars awarded in virtual ceremony

PARIS — France's Michelin Guide, which has long served as a bible for foodies, is adapting its awards ceremony in Paris for the year that was like no other - 2020.

Facebook bows to Turkish demand to name local representative

ISTANBUL — Facebook announced Monday it has begun the process of assigning a legal entity in Turkey to comply with a controversial law governing social media companies.

Ottawa clears Boeing 737 MAX to fly as of Jan. 20, ending lengthy review process

MONTREAL — The Boeing 737 MAX can return to Canadian airspace beginning Wednesday, Transport Canada says, concluding nearly two years of government review after the aircraft was involved in two deadly crashes that saw the planes grounded worldwide.
Canadian Press NewsAlert: Ottawa OKs return of Boeing Max aircraft to Canadian skies

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Ottawa OKs return of Boeing Max aircraft to Canadian skies

OTTAWA — Transport Canada has announced that it will allow the return of Boeing Max aircraft to service in Canadian airspace on Jan. 20, concluding the government's review process.