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SpaceX launches 60 more satellites, trying to tone them down

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched 60 more mini internet satellites late Monday, this time testing a dark coating to appease stargazers.

It's a “first step” compromise between SpaceX and astronomers fearful of having dark skies spoiled by hundreds and, eventually, thousands of bright satellites circling overhead.

Another major US dairy producer seeks bankruptcy protection

The U.S. dairy industry, the largest in the world, is under severe pressure as the dietary habits of Americans shift.

Borden Dairy Co. filed for bankruptcy protection, the second major U.S. dairy to do so in as many months. Borden produces nearly 500 million gallons of milk each year for groceries, schools and others. It employs 3,300 people and runs 12 plants across the U.S.

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.

Aon says solvency positions approached all-time highs after increasing sharply in the fourth quarter of last year, according to its median solvency ratio survey.

LifeLabs pays ransom after cyber attack

TORONTO—Government privacy commissioners are investigating a data breach at LifeLabs, one of Canada's largest medical services companies, after hackers gained access to the personal information of up to 15 million customers.

Most of its customers are in B.C. and Ontario, with relatively few customers in other locations, the company said Tuesday.