LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.
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BEIJING — Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to acquire Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep unit, two employees of the Chinese company said Monday, in an ambitious new move for the country’s fast-growing domestic auto brands.
MONTREAL — The St. Lawrence Seaway is recovering from the worst cargo season in years with an unexpected resurgence in exports of iron ore and grain in the first half of the shipping year.
Cargo shipments increased 18 per cent between March 20 and July 31 from a year ago to 16 million tonnes, according to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.
TRENTON, N.J. — First it was the leader of a major U.S. pharmaceutical, then the CEO of an athletic gear company, and before the day had ended, the chief executive of a $170 billion tech giant. Three of the nation’s top executives resigned from a federal panel created years ago to advise the U.S. president.
MONTREAL — Canadian Pacific Railway is putting pressure on its larger domestic rival by cutting days off the delivery of imported goods from Vancouver to the U.S. industrial heartland.
LONDON—Britain's National Crime Agency said human trafficking and modern slavery are much more prevalent than previously thought, and there are 300 active police investigations across the U.K.
Agency official Will Kerr said investigators have found widespread evidence of people as young as 12 being sold for sexual exploitation or forced labour.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline questioned its proposed pathway through Nebraska on Tuesday in hopes that state regulators will reject or reroute it, a decision that would create more delays for the 9-year-old project.
LINCOLN, Neb. — The proposed Keystone XL pipeline survived nine years of protests, lawsuits and political wrangling that saw the Obama administration reject it and President Donald Trump revive it, but now the project faces the possibility of death by economics.
VANCOUVER — Over the next year and a half, Alan Bekerman plans to grow his healthy fast-food chain iQ Food Co. from five to up to 11 locations and not a single one will accept cash.
TORONTO—Norbord Inc. increased its dividend as it reported its second-quarter profit more than doubled compared with a year ago.
The maker of oriented strand board said it will pay 50 cents (Cdn.) per share under its variable dividend policy, up from a payment of 20 cents (Cdn.) in its last quarterly payment to shareholders.