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December 15, 2018 12:23 AM Johnson & Johnson hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

Reuters cited documents released as part of a lawsuit by plaintiffs claiming that the product can be linked to ovarian cancer. The New Brunswick, New Jersey company has battled in court against such claims and on Friday called the Reuters report “one-sided, false and inflammatory.” Johnson & Johnson’s stock fell $14.84 (U.S.), or 10 per cent, to close 6

December 14, 2018 1:00 PM Sondra Locke, Oscar-nominated actress, dies at 74

Locke was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her first film, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, a 1968 drama based on a novel by Carson McCullers. She went on to star in several movies with Eastwood in the 1970s and 1980s, including their first film together, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and Sudden Impact, part of the Dirty Harry thriller 7

December 12, 2018 11:07 PM Bausch Health looks to make first acquisition in more than three years

LAVAL, QUE.—Bausch Health Companies Inc. is looking to make its first acquisition in more than three years after focusing efforts on reducing its debt and dealing with highly damaging legacy issues. The Quebec-based pharmaceutical company formerly called Valeant Inc., says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of Synergy 8

December 11, 2018 6:01 PM Postal union takes Trudeau government to court over back-to-work bill

The union’s lawyer said the back-to-work legislation was passed after Canada Post created a “false emergency” over a backlog of parcels at the Crown corporation’s sorting plants. “The Liberal government’s legislation, just like the previous Conservative’s, unilaterally prohibits any lawful strike,” Paul Cavalluzzo said in a statement. “This legislation 7

December 10, 2018 11:45 PM A PC coverup under the nose of Doug Ford’s kangaroo court

Like kangaroos, politicians are a peculiar species, given to strutting and kicking. Coverups are second nature as they try to hide their tracks — fiscal, political and personal — to throw rivals off the scent. But predators, partisans and premiers are always in hot pursuit. Doug Ford created a legislative committee last September to ferret out the truth 9

December 9, 2018 2:52 AM Canada could be at risk of ‘nasty’ retaliation from China

VANCOUVER—Canada is at risk of retaliation from China, including the arrest of Canadians in the country, said a former ambassador to China after the chief financial officer of Chinese-owned Huawei was taken into custody this week. With the bail hearing of Meng Wanzhou currently underway in a Vancouver court, Canada is “caught in the middle” between an extradition 11

December 8, 2018 8:49 PM Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard vs. Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo should be fun to watch

It’s still far too early to start thinking about awards and honours, but fleeting thoughts about all-star and all-NBA and, yes, most valuable player awards aren’t far away. “The guy, he’s talented, man,” Raptors teammate Pascal Siakam said of Leonard. “I think people forgot that a little bit, how talented he is, the things he can do at the level he can do them at. “Not just (score) 7

December 6, 2018 8:56 PM Fundraiser for Humboldt Broncos raises over $15 million — the second-largest GoFundMe campaign in 2018

It’s second only to the fundraising campaign for the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which was launched in December 2017 as part of the #metoo movement in the United States. That fundraiser, which helps defray legal costs for victims of sexual harassment, assault, abuse and retaliation in the workplace, has raised nearly $22 million (US) to become the largest 10

December 6, 2018 4:51 PM Canadian businesses face retaliatory risk after Huawei arrest, say analysts

The Justice Department says the United States is seeking Meng’s extradition, but is not providing further details about the case because of a court-ordered publication ban on her pending bail hearing. Chinese officials are loudly calling for Meng’s release and want Canada to reveal the reason for her arrest. Fen Hampson, the director of the global security 15

December 4, 2018 7:31 PM Dow slides 700 points as U.S. stocks veer sharply lower

The trade dispute has rattled markets in recent months as signs emerged that it has begun affecting corporate profits. That’s stoked traders’ fears that if it drags much longer it could further weigh on global economic growth. The jitters helped drive demand for government bonds Tuesday, pushing prices higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.91 per cent from 2.99 per cent late Monday 13