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Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement ban

Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement ban

Israel said Tuesday it would slap high taxes on vacation rental company Airbnb and encourage legal steps against the site over its decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements.
Possible Russian president of Interpol raises alarm in West

Possible Russian president of Interpol raises alarm in West

LONDON — Interpol is facing a pivotal — some say possibly fatal — moment in its history as members decide whether to hand its presidency to a man who represents Vladimir Putin's Russia.
Former Toys  R Us workers to get $20M in hardship fund

Former Toys R Us workers to get $20M in hardship fund

NEW YORK — Two private equity owners of the iconic Toys R Us toy chain have set up a $20 million hardship fund for the thousands of former workers left jobless and without severance after the chain was liquidated in June.
Saks accused of race, age discrimination in lawsuit

Saks accused of race, age discrimination in lawsuit

NEW YORK — Eight former employees at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store filed a race and age discrimination lawsuit Tuesday against the high-end store and its corporate parent, alleging they were subjected to a hostile work environment and unfairly
Shoppers spend freely heading into the holidays

Shoppers spend freely heading into the holidays

NEW YORK — Shoppers are spending freely heading into the holidays, but heavy investments and incentives like free shipping by retailers are giving Wall Street pause. Target Inc., Kohl's Corp., Best Buy Co. and TJX Cos.
Renault board: Ghosn to remain CEO while detained in Japan

Renault board: Ghosn to remain CEO while detained in Japan

PARIS — Carlos Ghosn will remain chairman and CEO of Renault despite being detained in Japan on allegations he misused assets of partner Nissan Motor Co. and under-reported millions of dollars in income.
Dollarama again recalls a toy containing high levels of restricted chemical

Dollarama again recalls a toy containing high levels of restricted chemical

MONTREAL — Discount retailer Dollarama Inc. has for the second time this year recalled a Chinese-made toy containing excessive levels of a chemical used in plastic that is a risk to human health.
Toronto stock market down eight per on the year after triple-digit decline

Toronto stock market down eight per on the year after triple-digit decline

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index sustained a triple-digit decline Tuesday as a big drop in oil prices pushed the TSX down more than eight per cent so far in 2018.
Little impact on commodity prices predicted as Alberta boosts petrochemical fund

Little impact on commodity prices predicted as Alberta boosts petrochemical fund

News that the Alberta government is bolstering a royalty credit program to encourage the building of new petrochemical projects is welcome but it isn't expected to help oil and gas producers receiving low commodity prices, industry leaders say.
CPPIB look to cash in on 'disruption' and shifts in technology, demographics

CPPIB look to cash in on 'disruption' and shifts in technology, demographics

TORONTO — Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is "embracing disruption" and looking to cash in on emerging shifts in the global economy, such as a move towards autonomous cars and a growing, aging population.
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