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Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 1.7 per cent in July

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 1.7 per cent to $65.4 billion in July, boosted by gains in the personal and household goods subsector and the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories group.
Travel chaos, jobs lost as UK firm Thomas Cook collapses

Travel chaos, jobs lost as UK firm Thomas Cook collapses

LONDON — Hundreds of thousands of travellers were stranded across the world Monday after British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed, immediately halting almost all its flights and hotel services and laying off all its employees.

First Quantum in talks to sell minority stake in Zambian copper assets

TORONTO — First Quantum Minerals Ltd. says it's in talks regarding a potential sale of a minority interest in its Zambian copper assets. However, the Canadian miner says it has not held any talks regarding a takeover of the company.
DHX Media changing name to WildBrain, launches reorganization of company

DHX Media changing name to WildBrain, launches reorganization of company

HALIFAX — DHX Media Ltd. is changing its name to WildBrain, the name of its child-focused YouTube business, and launching a reorganization of the company.
Gucci takes a kinky turn; Dolce&Gabbana give a jungle roar

Gucci takes a kinky turn; Dolce&Gabbana give a jungle roar

MILAN — Fashion, according to Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, now is above all "a great platform. It has great power." Michele has used that platform during his 4 1/2 years at Gucci's helm to give gender fluidity a voice.
'We're ready for them:' Texans see opportunity in western Canadian malaise

'We're ready for them:' Texans see opportunity in western Canadian malaise

CALGARY — The brochure's cover has the Texas flag as a backdrop and shows an arrow pointing from Alberta to the Lone Star State. "Arrowstar Realty invites you to relocate to Texas," reads the mailer sent to businesses across Western Canada recently.
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: Economic data Statistics Canada will release wholesale trade figures for July on Monday.
Canadian firms reviewing worker safety policies in wake of Hong Kong protests

Canadian firms reviewing worker safety policies in wake of Hong Kong protests

TORONTO — Violent unrest in Hong Kong is the latest geopolitical threat prompting Canadian companies to review their safety measures for overseas employees, security experts say.

Kenney tells business audience Alberta will drop more trade barriers

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government is eliminating more of exemptions to a free-trade agreement between provinces. Kenney announced during a speech to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Saint John, N.B.
Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.