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Greta Thunberg seeks trademarks to prevent commercial misuse

Greta Thunberg seeks trademarks to prevent commercial misuse

BERLIN — Climate activist Greta Thunberg said Wednesday she has applied to trademark her name and that of the international school strike movement she inspired, a move meant to protect the movement from misuse for commercial purposes.

Swissport reaches tentative deal with striking Montreal aircraft refuellers

MONTREAL — Swissport Canada Inc. has reached a second agreement in principle with airplane refuellers after a nearly one-month strike in Montreal.

US pending home sales tumbled 4.9% in December

WASHINGTON — Americans pulled back substantially on signing contracts to buy homes in December, a possible sign of mounting affordability challenges as prices are rising faster than incomes.
CGI reports Q1 profit down due to one-time restructuring and integration costs

CGI reports Q1 profit down due to one-time restructuring and integration costs

MONTREAL — CGI Inc. says its first-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago as it was hit by one-time restructuring costs and integration expenses. The technology and business consulting firm says it earned $290.2 million or $1.
As Let's Talk Day turns 10, experts struggle to pin down its value to Bell

As Let's Talk Day turns 10, experts struggle to pin down its value to Bell

TORONTO — Wednesday marks the 10th edition of Bell Canada's Let's Talk Day in support of mental health initiatives, an event that has become one of the country's best-known examples of corporate outreach.
CN Q4 earnings drop but CEO cautiously optimistic about second half of 2020

CN Q4 earnings drop but CEO cautiously optimistic about second half of 2020

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. saw its profits plunge last quarter with a week-long strike and thinner freight demand denting revenues, though CEO JJ Ruest expressed cautious optimism about the second half of 2020.
Apple holiday season tops projections as iPhone bounces back

Apple holiday season tops projections as iPhone bounces back

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is still reaping huge profits from the iPhone while mining more moneymaking opportunities from the growing popularity of its smartwatch, digital services and wireless earbuds.
In grinding manufacturing slump, 3M cuts another 1,500 jobs

In grinding manufacturing slump, 3M cuts another 1,500 jobs

A profound slump in manufacturing and a trade war that has slowed economic growth in China has led to a second round of layoffs at 3M, the Minnesota company that makes Post-it notes as well as industrial coatings and ceramics.
Pfizer posts 4Q loss, misses Street views, on lower revenue

Pfizer posts 4Q loss, misses Street views, on lower revenue

Pfizer's ongoing restructuring is significantly reducing revenue, resulting in a $337 million loss in its fourth quarter and a miss of Wall Street's profit expectations.

Bad timing: New virus poses threat to fragile world economy

This should be peak season for a 12-room hotel near the train station in the Chinese industrial hub of Wuhan. The Chinese New Year usually brings in plenty of travellers and delivers profits of around $3,000 a month. But the place is empty.