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CCL Industries buying Polish BOPP film company Flexpol for $22 million

TORONTO — Label and packaging company CCL Industries Inc. has signed a deal to buy Polish company Flexpol Sp. Z.o.o. for an estimated $22 million. Flexpol is a producer of BOPP film which is used in packaging, labelling and lamination.

Russia halts oil supplies to Belarus amid economic talks

MINSK, Belarus — Russia has halted oil supplies to Belarus after the two countries failed to renegotiate a contract amid talks on further improving economic ties.
Lebanon receives Interpol notice for ex-Nissan fugitive

Lebanon receives Interpol notice for ex-Nissan fugitive

BEIRUT — Interpol issued a wanted notice Thursday for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who jumped bail in Japan and fled to Lebanon rather than face trial on financial misconduct charges in a dramatic escape that has confounded and embarrassed au

Smokers, do not apply: U-Haul won't hire some nicotine users

NEW YORK — U-Haul has a New Year's resolution: Cut down on hiring people who smoke. The moving company said that it won't hire nicotine users in the 21 states where it is legal to do so, saying that it wants to ensure a “healthier workforce.

American Airlines vows to share Boeing proceeds with workers

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines said Thursday it is negotiating with Boeing Co. over compensation for the airline's grounded planes and will share some of the proceeds with its employees.

Washington state sues Johnson & Johnson over opioid crisis

SEATTLE — Washington state sued Johnson & Johnson on Thursday, claiming the company was negligent when it used deceptive marketing to say the drugs were effective for treating pain and were unlikely to cause addiction.
Trump's plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavours

Trump's plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavours

WASHINGTON — U.S.
Solvency ratios of defined benefit pensions rose to end 2019, reports find

Solvency ratios of defined benefit pensions rose to end 2019, reports find

Two reports say the solvency positions of Canada's defined benefit pensions rose to close out 2019 because of rising bond yields and a late-year equity rally.
North American stock markets continue gains on the first day of trading in 2020

North American stock markets continue gains on the first day of trading in 2020

TORONTO — North American stock markets rallied to start 2020 with U.S. markets setting record highs after ending a year that netted strong double-digit gains.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,099.95, up 36.52 points.) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 16 cents, or 5.73 per cent, to $2.63 on 11.