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Great-West Lifeco reports Q1 profit down compared with a year ago

Great-West Lifeco reports Q1 profit down compared with a year ago

WINNIPEG — Great-West Lifeco Inc. reported its first-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago, hurt by higher income taxes, lower net fee income in Canada and the U.S., and unfavourable claims experience in Europe.
Canopy Growth buys German medical cannabis company for $343 million

Canopy Growth buys German medical cannabis company for $343 million

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. has signed a deal to buy a German company that specializes in cannabinoid-based medical therapies used by European physicians for roughly $342.9 million.
May Day 2019: Workers demand higher wages, rights, respect

May Day 2019: Workers demand higher wages, rights, respect

BERLIN — Higher salaries, better working conditions, maternity leave, minimum wage and an end to discrimination against temporary or foreign workers: These were among the concerns as hundreds of thousands of union members and labour activists rallied
Alaska marijuana regulators vent over investigative help

Alaska marijuana regulators vent over investigative help

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska marijuana regulators expressed frustration Wednesday with the limited co-operation they say they're receiving with investigations from the state Department of Public Safety. The dispute dates to last fall, during then-Gov.
Casino panel hopes record $35M Wynn fine serves as deterrent

Casino panel hopes record $35M Wynn fine serves as deterrent

BOSTON — The record $35.

Junior producer cites gas prices, tax bills, court decision as it shuts down

CALGARY — Junior oil and gas company Trident Exploration Corp. says it is ceasing operations and will turn over care of its 4,700 wells to the Alberta Energy Regulator.
Higher prices, volumes credited as Suncor beats estimates with a $1.47B profit

Higher prices, volumes credited as Suncor beats estimates with a $1.47B profit

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. is reporting first-quarter net income that beat analyst expectations thanks to higher oil prices, record downstream results, more oilsands production and a $264-million insurance gain on its assets in Libya.
Budget office: Caveats to government-run health system

Budget office: Caveats to government-run health system

WASHINGTON — Congressional budget experts said Wednesday that moving to a government-run health care system like "Medicare for All" could be complicated and potentially disruptive for Americans.

BRP to acquire majority stake in Australia's largest aluminum boat maker

VALCOURT, Que. — Recreational products maker BRP Inc. says it has signed a deal to acquire a majority stake in Australia's largest manufacturer of aluminum boats and trailers.
Trump's GOP allies press for action on disaster aid bill

Trump's GOP allies press for action on disaster aid bill

WASHINGTON — The White House is displaying new flexibility on giving disaster aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as President Donald Trump's GOP allies increasingly lose patience with a weekslong standoff over a widely backed bill.