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GardaWorld makes hostile play with US$5.2-billion bid for British security firm G4S

GardaWorld makes hostile play with US$5.2-billion bid for British security firm G4S

MONTREAL — Garda World Security Corp. is making a hostile play for G4S after the British security company spurred its US$5.2 billion offer two weeks ago.
Secretive, never profitable Palantir makes its market debut

Secretive, never profitable Palantir makes its market debut

BOSTON — Seventeen years after it was born with the help of CIA seed money, the data-mining outfit Palantir Technologies is finally going public in the biggest Wall Street tech offering since last year's debut of Slack and Uber.
31.4% spring slide for a US economy likely to shrink in 2020

31.4% spring slide for a US economy likely to shrink in 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy plunged at an unprecedented rate this spring and even with a record rebound expected in the just-ended third quarter, the U.S.
Kinross Gold buys 70% of proposed open pit Alaska gold mine for $125 million

Kinross Gold buys 70% of proposed open pit Alaska gold mine for $125 million

CALGARY — Kinross Gold Corp. is moving to secure additional supply for its Alaska gold operations by buying a controlling interest in the Peak Gold project from Royal Gold, Inc., and Contango Ore, Inc., for $125 million.
RBC Ventures' Ownr acquires tech business Founded Technologies

RBC Ventures' Ownr acquires tech business Founded Technologies

TORONTO — RBC Ventures business Ownr says it has acquired Founded Technologies. Ownr was founded in 2017 in a bid to simplify the process of registering or incorporating a business, while Founded automates sophisticated legal tasks.
More Americans sign contracts to buy homes in August

More Americans sign contracts to buy homes in August

SILVER SPRING, Md. — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting the hot U.S. housing market will continue to churn well into fall. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending sales rose 8.
Trump facing devastating debt load? Experts say not so fast

Trump facing devastating debt load? Experts say not so fast

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump reportedly must pay back more than $300 million in loans over the next four years, raising the possibility his lenders could face an unprecedented situation should he win a second term and not be able to raise the mo
Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its parks division in California and Florida.
CRTC's undercover shoppers find fault with 1-in-5 interactions with wireless sellers

CRTC's undercover shoppers find fault with 1-in-5 interactions with wireless sellers

TORONTO — A "secret shopper" campaign on behalf of the CRTC found evidence of misleading or aggressive behaviour in about one-fifth of the interactions between its undercover shoppers and sales staff for six major wireless carriers.

Bereft of scripted shows, opening week ratings down for TV

NEW YORK — The surest sign of how the coronavirus shutdown has devastated the television industry is the fourth-place finish of CBS in what was nominally the first week of a new fall season.