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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may step down without stepping away

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may step down without stepping away

Even after stepping aside as CEO, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will likely keep identifying new frontiers for the world's dominant e-commerce company. His successor, meanwhile, gets to deal with escalating efforts to curtail Amazon's power.
In biggest tech IPO in TSX history, Telus International bets on customer service

In biggest tech IPO in TSX history, Telus International bets on customer service

TORONTO — Telus Corp.'s digital consulting subsidiary is striking out on its own, hoping to gain recognition from investors as the realm of customer service is increasingly dominated by chat bots and social media management.
COVID ads have had varying effects, with some 'super cringeworthy': marketers

COVID ads have had varying effects, with some 'super cringeworthy': marketers

TORONTO — When former communications agency director Erin Bury considers ads she's seen from governments during the COVID-19 pandemic, a villainous character with an active social life is the first thing that pops into her mind. Mr.
Some New Brunswick businesses still without operational plan to deal with COVID-19

Some New Brunswick businesses still without operational plan to deal with COVID-19

FREDERICTON — Compliance officers are still catching businesses in New Brunswick with inadequate COVID-19 operational plans — or no plan at all, nearly a year after companies were required to create them.
Pan American Silver says chair and founder Ross Beaty to retire at AGM in May

Pan American Silver says chair and founder Ross Beaty to retire at AGM in May

CALGARY — Pan American Silver Corp. says veteran geologist and company founder Ross Beaty intends to retire as chair and a director at its annual general meeting in May.
Service sector operates at highest level in almost two years

Service sector operates at highest level in almost two years

WASHINGTON — The services sector, where most Americans work, operated in January at the highest level in almost two years. Activity climbed to a reading of 58.
January auto sales in Canada fall 17.4 per cent amid lockdowns, shortages

January auto sales in Canada fall 17.4 per cent amid lockdowns, shortages

TORONTO — Consultants estimate that car and truck sales last month fell 17.4 per cent compared with January 2020, after COVID-19 lockdowns and inventory shortages hampered sales.
GSK, CureVac to make COVID-19 vaccines aimed at new variants

GSK, CureVac to make COVID-19 vaccines aimed at new variants

LONDON — Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday it will work with a German biopharmaceutical company to develop new vaccines targeting emerging variants of COVID-19 amid concerns that some mutations are making the virus harder to combat.
Germany says it beat 2020 goal to cut greenhouse emissions

Germany says it beat 2020 goal to cut greenhouse emissions

BERLIN — Germany's economy minister says the country beat its target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% last year compared to 1990 levels.
CIBC's sale of CIBC FirstCaribbean rejected by regulators, deal called off

CIBC's sale of CIBC FirstCaribbean rejected by regulators, deal called off

TORONTO — CIBC says the sale of a large portion of its majority stake in CIBC FirstCaribbean to GNB Financial Group Ltd. will not go ahead after it did not receive approval from regulators.
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