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Fairfax selling interests in Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group and Pethealth Inc.

Fairfax selling interests in Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group and Pethealth Inc.

TORONTO — Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has signed a deal to sell its interests in the Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group and Pethealth Inc. to JAB Holding Co. for US$1.4 billion. Under the transaction, Fairfax will receive US$1.

Loblaw to eliminate single-use plastic shopping bags from stores by early 2023

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it plans to eliminate all single-use plastic shopping bags from its stores by the end of the first quarter of 2023.
World shares mixed; bitcoin holds steady near $20,000

World shares mixed; bitcoin holds steady near $20,000

TOKYO (AP) — European benchmarks were higher Monday after most Asian markets retreated, while the price of bitcoin hovered near $20,000. U.S. futures advanced and oil prices fell back early Monday.
Canadian employers willing to hire workers without direct experience, survey says

Canadian employers willing to hire workers without direct experience, survey says

Amid tight labour market, new study shows Canadian employers are willing to hire workers without experience related to the job
CN Rail signal and communications workers go on strike across the country

CN Rail signal and communications workers go on strike across the country

MONTREAL — The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which represents about 750 Canadian National Railway Co. employees, says signal and communication workers have walked off the job across the country.
Macron alliance projected to lose parliamentary majority

Macron alliance projected to lose parliamentary majority

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance was projected to lose its majority despite getting the most seats in the final round of parliamentary elections Sunday, while the far-right National Rally appeared to have made big gai
Prada mixes nostalgia and grunge for summer 2023 menswear

Prada mixes nostalgia and grunge for summer 2023 menswear

MILAN (AP) — Reconciling unusually high temperatures with the looks for next summer on Milan Fashion Week runways is becoming an exercise in cognitive dissonance.
‘Lightyear’ stays earthbound, ‘Jurassic World’ holds No. 1

‘Lightyear’ stays earthbound, ‘Jurassic World’ holds No. 1

“Lightyear” did not go to infinity (or beyond) in its first weekend in theaters: Pixar’s first major theatrical release since March 2020 blasted off with $51 million in its debut weekend in North America, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
Corporate Pride campaigns are back. But advocates want more than 'rainbow washing'

Corporate Pride campaigns are back. But advocates want more than 'rainbow washing'

Toronto-based graphic designer Dylan Horner says a lot of the marketing campaigns he comes across during Pride month make him cringe.
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: Tech conference The Collision technology conference will be held in Toronto starting on Monday.