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Canadian Solar CEO seeks to take it private in cash deal, board considering

Canadian Solar CEO seeks to take it private in cash deal, board considering

GUELPH, Ont. — Shares in Canadian Solar Inc. rose Monday after the company revealed it has received a non-binding takeover offer from its chairman, Shawn (Xiaohua) Qu, who is also CEO and president. Qu is tentatively offering US$18.
Will misconduct scandals make men wary of women at work?

Will misconduct scandals make men wary of women at work?

NEW YORK — Some women, and men, worry the same climate that's emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues. Forget private meetings and get-to-know-you dinners. Beware of banter.

Smoke alarm sets off fire scare in Austrian Alpine tunnel

BERLIN — A fire alarm inside a railway tunnel being built under the Austrian Alps prompted workers briefly to take shelter in an underground safety area Monday, a project manager said.
Snow wreaks havoc on travellers in Britain, schools closed

Snow wreaks havoc on travellers in Britain, schools closed

LONDON — Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travellers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. With temperatures dropping overnight as low as minus 11.

Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

PARIS — French baby-milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.
Asian investors embrace bitcoin, but regulators are wary

Asian investors embrace bitcoin, but regulators are wary

HONG KONG — The weekend launch of a U.S. futures contract for bitcoin reflects widespread acceptance of the virtual currency, especially among investors in Asia, though regulators are wary.

30 years later, Wall Street remembers 'Wall Street'

Thirty years after the release of the now-classic movie "Wall Street," Wall Street itself is totally different. Or it hasn't changed at all, depending on who you ask.
Sexual misconduct often part of the job in hospitality work

Sexual misconduct often part of the job in hospitality work

CHICAGO — One woman recalls how a general manager at a Chicago-area restaurant where she worked told her that if security cameras recorded him reaching between her legs and grabbing her genitals, he could simply "edit that out.
'Coco' tops box office again before 'Star Wars' hits

'Coco' tops box office again before 'Star Wars' hits

LOS ANGELES — The animated family film "Coco" has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theatres . Disney estimated Sunday that "Coco" added $18.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Bombardier investor day: Shareholders will have a chance to question Bombardier executives next week in New York about the company’s plans for 2018 after a turbulen