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Secret gardens and co-ed styles hit Paris men's collections

Secret gardens and co-ed styles hit Paris men's collections

PARIS — A frothing cherub fountain constructed of striped fabric drew the eyes and camera lenses of VIP guests at Thom Browne's fantastical Paris Fashion Week show on Saturday.

Vice Quebec closing its doors, affecting about 20 media employees

MONTREAL — Online magazine Vice is closing its doors in Quebec. According to the Quebec Federation of Professional Journalists, about 20 employees in the province were informed of the decision Friday morning.
California to illegal pot shops: We're coming for you

California to illegal pot shops: We're coming for you

LOS ANGELES — California is planning to intensify its enforcement against the state's thriving illegal marijuana market, including launching an ad campaign Friday that urges consumers to seek out licensed shops with safe products.

Fed says largest banks would survive crisis, in latest tests

NEW YORK — All 18 of the nation's largest and most complex banks are strong enough to withstand a severe economic downturn and would be able to stay in business without collapsing, the Federal Reserve said Friday.
Cyprus ex-President Dimitris Christofias dead at 72

Cyprus ex-President Dimitris Christofias dead at 72

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Dimitris Christofias, Cyprus' first communist president whose troubled tenure was marked by near financial ruin that necessitated an international rescue, uproar over a deadly Iranian munitions blast and failure to end the country's
Explosions, fire rock US oil refinery; gas prices could rise

Explosions, fire rock US oil refinery; gas prices could rise

PHILADELPHIA — Explosions and a blaze at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast sent a fireball into the sky and shook homes before dawn Friday, though authorities reported only a few minor injuries and said the air was safe to breathe.
HBC shareholders challenge $29.4M CEO pay amid privatization deal

HBC shareholders challenge $29.4M CEO pay amid privatization deal

About one-quarter of votes cast by Hudson's Bay Co. shareholders opposed the company's multi-million dollar payouts to top executives for the second year in a row at an unusually secretive annual general meeting on Wednesday. Nearly 26.
Fishing Close to Bottom

Fishing Close to Bottom

Anglers know that it’s important to fish close to the bottom of the lake, because that’s where the fish are, even though we get snagged on rocks, branches and logs. That same idea relates to workplace relationships, productivity, profitability, peace and harmony.