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  • Plan made to refloat ship blocking Suez Canal using tide

    SUEZ, Egypt - The company that owns the giant container ship stuck sideways across the Suez Canal said an attempt will be made to refloat the vessel by taking advantage of tidal movements later Saturday.
  • Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt's Suez Canal

    ISMAILIA, Egypt - A skyscraper-sized container ship has become wedged across Egypt's Suez Canal and blocked all traffic in the vital waterway, officials said Wednesday, threatening to disrupt a global shipping system already strained by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Hudson's Bay launching online marketplace, adding third-party sellers to its website

    Hudson's Bay Co. hopes to transform its website into Canada’s next online shopping marketplace in a bid to position itself as a premium, home-grown alternative to e-commerce heavy hitters like Amazon.
  • Netflix's big 4Q lifts video service above 200M subscribers

    SAN RAMON, Calif. - Netflix’s video streaming service has surpassed 200 million subscribers for the first time as its expanding line-up of TV series and movies continues to captivate people stuck at home during the ongoing battle against the pandemic.
  • Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers

    WILMINGTON, Del. - With unemployment still high and the pandemic threatening yet another economic slump, President-elect Joe Biden is assembling a team of liberal advisers who have long focused on the nation’s workers and government efforts to address economic inequality.
  • For Acadian fisherman, early Mi'kmaq fishery in N.S. bay can 'never' be respected

    METEGHAN, N.S. - As he stands calmly splicing anchor rope, Roger LeBlanc describes the anxiety, anger and suspicion over a Mi'kmaq lobster fishery that is coursing through his small Acadian community.
  • Secretive, never profitable Palantir makes market debut

    BOSTON - Seventeen years after it was born with the help of CIA seed money, the data-mining outfit Palantir Technologies is finally going public in the biggest Wall Street tech offering since last year's debut of Slack and Uber.
  • Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments about diversity

    NEW YORK - Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf apologized Wednesday for comments he made suggesting it is difficult to find qualified Black executives in the financial industry.
  • Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok's US business

    NEW YORK - Microsoft is in advanced talks to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns, according to a person familiar with the discussions who spoke only on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity to the negotiations.
  • China says trade deal with US must be 'mutually beneficial'

    BEIJING - Expectations for a U.S.-Chinese trade truce rose Friday, though Beijing accused Washington of unfairly attacking its economy and said a settlement to their costly, 17-month-old conflict must be "mutually beneficial."

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