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Rowling, Pilkey among authors mourning Scholastic CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling is praising the longtime head of the U.S. publisher of her "Harry Potter” books as an ally and early defender of the beloved fantasy series. Richard Robinson, who led Scholastic Inc.

Exfo founder and majority shareholder signs deal to take company private

QUEBEC — Exfo Inc. says it has signed a deal to be taken private by Germain Lamonde, the company's founder and majority shareholder. Under the agreement, the company says shareholders will receive US$6 per subordinate voting share.
France fines Google for abusing “dominant" ads position

France fines Google for abusing “dominant" ads position

PARIS (AP) — Google is being fined 220 million euros ($268 million) by France’s antitrust watchdog for abusing its ‘dominant’ position in online advertising.
Train barrels into another in Pakistan, killing at least 40

Train barrels into another in Pakistan, killing at least 40

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — An express train barreled into another that had derailed in Pakistan before dawn Monday, killing at least 40 people, authorities said.
Seoul court rejects slave labor claim against Japanese firms

Seoul court rejects slave labor claim against Japanese firms

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Monday rejected a claim by dozens of wartime Korean factory workers and their relatives who sought compensation from 16 Japanese companies for their slave labor during Japan’s colonial occupation of K
Air Canada says senior executives to voluntarily return 2020 bonuses

Air Canada says senior executives to voluntarily return 2020 bonuses

MONTREAL — Air Canada says its senior executives have chosen to return their 2020 bonuses in response to "public disappointment.
Alberta NDP's Notley promises to make Alberta green energy powerhouse

Alberta NDP's Notley promises to make Alberta green energy powerhouse

EDMONTON — Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says if elected in 2023, her NDP will work to make the province a powerhouse in renewable energy. Notley says that includes moving Alberta’s electricity grid to net-zero emissions by the year 2035.
‘Conjuring 3’ tops ‘A Quiet Place 2’ as moviegoing returns

‘Conjuring 3’ tops ‘A Quiet Place 2’ as moviegoing returns

The domestic box office is getting back to normal, with moderate wins and sizable second weekend drops.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

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: Interest rate decision: The Bank of Canada is expected to announce its decision for its overnight interest rate target on Wednesday.
Exec recruitment taking more time and negotiations amid COVID-19: experts

Exec recruitment taking more time and negotiations amid COVID-19: experts

TORONTO — Canadian companies on the hunt for new leaders to fill their C-Suite or senior ranks during the COVID-19 pandemic are experiencing longer search times and more intense negotiations, corporate governance and hiring experts say.
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