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Super Bowl ads heavy on humour, surprises and ... robots

Super Bowl ads heavy on humour, surprises and ... robots

NEW YORK — This year's Super Bowl ads went heavy on the humour — and surprises. Take, for instance, Jason Bateman's Hyundai ad about an elevator with unpleasantness on every floor.

GM disputes Canadian auto union's Super Bowl ad

The Canadian subsidiary of General Motors was unable to stop an auto workers union from airing a critical TV commercial during the Super Bowl.
Nissan's second thoughts on UK-made SUV add to Brexit worry

Nissan's second thoughts on UK-made SUV add to Brexit worry

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy took another blow Sunday when Nissan cancelled plans to make its new SUV in northern England amid continued uncertainty over the country's future relations with the European Union.
Toronto-area retailer to test Loop reusable packaging system later this year

Toronto-area retailer to test Loop reusable packaging system later this year

TORONTO — Canadian efforts to reduce single-use plastic will get a boost this year when a major retailer is slated to launch a test of reusable packaging in the most populated part of the country.

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: Let's talk stress The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions' assistant superintendent Carolyn Rogers will speak to The Economic Club of Canada on T
Deadly Brazil dam collapse was disaster waiting to happen

Deadly Brazil dam collapse was disaster waiting to happen

SAO PAULO — Lax regulations, chronic short staffing and a law that muffled the voices of environmentalists on mining licenses made the devastating collapse of a dam in southeastern Brazil all but destined to happen, experts and legislators say.
French yellow vest protesters condemn injuries, blame police

French yellow vest protesters condemn injuries, blame police

PARIS — France's yellow vest protesters were back on the streets Saturday to keep up the pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron's government and to decry the number of people being injured by police during the anti-government demonstrations.
Ontario government fines Costco $7 million after illegal kickbacks

Ontario government fines Costco $7 million after illegal kickbacks

Ontario's government has fined Costco more than $7 million after finding that the company accepted illegal kickbacks at 29 pharmacies in warehouses across the province.

Germany: Sausage museum reconsiders move to Nazi camp site

BERLIN — A German sausage museum apparently won't move to the site of a former Nazi camp for slave labourers after news of the plan triggered strong criticism.
Teck Resources warns fourth-quarter profit will be lower than expected

Teck Resources warns fourth-quarter profit will be lower than expected

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. says it expects its fourth-quarter profit to be significantly below what investors were expecting due to the low price of Canadian oil at the end of last year, issues at its operations in Trail, B.C.