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Dolce&Gabbana fiasco shows importance, risks of China market

Dolce&Gabbana fiasco shows importance, risks of China market

BEIJING — Don't mess with China and its growing cadre of powerful luxury consumers.
Russia fires on Ukrainian vessels in Black Sea; 2 wounded

Russia fires on Ukrainian vessels in Black Sea; 2 wounded

MOSCOW — Russia's coast guard opened fire on and seized three of Ukraine's vessels Sunday, wounding two crew members, after a tense standoff in the Black Sea near the Crimean Peninsula, the Ukrainian navy said.
'Wreck-It Ralph,' 'Creed' fuel record holiday box office

'Wreck-It Ralph,' 'Creed' fuel record holiday box office

LOS ANGELES — Movie sequels are having their own Thanksgiving feast at the box office and fueling record industry-wide grosses for the long weekend.
EU seals Brexit deal as May faces a hard sell at home

EU seals Brexit deal as May faces a hard sell at home

BRUSSELS — After months of hesitation, stop-and-start negotiations and resignations, Britain and the European Union on Sunday finally sealed an agreement governing the U.K.'s departure from the bloc next year. So much for the easy part.
Key points in the EU-UK Brexit agreement

Key points in the EU-UK Brexit agreement

BRUSSELS — The European Union has formally approved a divorce agreement with Britain, the first country ever to leave the 28-nation bloc.
Oilpatch share buybacks drive record high totals on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Oilpatch share buybacks drive record high totals on the Toronto Stock Exchange

CALGARY — Canadian oil and gas companies finding little love in the stock market are repurchasing their neglected shares, driving a rise in share buybacks that's already reached a record high this year.
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: Maybe not pot Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. will release its second-quarter results on Tuesday.
Canada's big banks to end strong financial year with a 'whimper'

Canada's big banks to end strong financial year with a 'whimper'

TORONTO — Canada's biggest banks are expected to close out a strong financial year that was helped by interest rate hikes and favourable credit conditions with a "whimper" of a quarter.
Spain to back Brexit deal after UK agrees to Gibraltar terms

Spain to back Brexit deal after UK agrees to Gibraltar terms

BRUSSELS — The European Union removed the last major obstacle to sealing an agreement on Brexit after Spain said it had reached a deal Saturday with Britain over Gibraltar on the eve of a summit where EU leaders will sign off on the divorce papers.
French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police

French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police

PARIS — French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and beyond and staged road blockades to vent anger against rising fuel taxes.