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Ski industry sees another big consolidation with Aspen deal

DENVER — A ski resort company that stretches from Quebec to Colorado was purchased Monday by the Aspen Skiing Co., setting up seismic changes in a sector with few multistate ski operators.

Aspen Skiing Co. is partnering with Denver-based KSL Capital Partners to acquire Intrawest Resorts Holdings for about $1.5 billion, including debt, Aspen Skiing said in a statement.

Pepsi pulls widely mocked ad featuring Kendall Jenner

NEW YORK — Pepsi on Wednesday pulled an ad after it was widely mocked and criticized for appearing to trivialize protests for social justice causes.

“Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding,” the company said. “Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize.”

It said it was “removing the content and halting any further rollout.”

Beware of the taxman: File before the April 30 deadline or face penalties

TORONTO — Like many Canadians, Justin Schaefer gets stressed every year as the tax deadline approaches.

And he has good reason to be.

That’s because the last time the 32-year-old reported his income to the Canada Revenue Agency was for the 2011 tax year, and now he’s on the hook for $28,000 in back taxes and penalties.

He’s not alone.

McDonald's fetes worker

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—A 94-year-old Indiana woman is celebrating 44 years of working at McDonald's.

Friends and co-workers threw a party for Loraine Maurer, of Evansville, last week.

Maurer started working at McDonald's in 1973 and has been a fixture behind the counter at several locations in the area ever since.