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Tilray-Aphria deal closes, company to control biggest share of Cdn pot market

Tilray-Aphria deal closes, company to control biggest share of Cdn pot market

NANAIMO, B.C. — Tilray Inc. and Aphria Inc. say their merger deal has now closed after receiving approval from shareholders of both companies. Tilray shareholders voted Friday in favour of issuing stock to Aphria's shareholders, but the Nanaimo, B.C.
Russia turns to China to make Sputnik shots to meet demand

Russia turns to China to make Sputnik shots to meet demand

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Russia is turning to multiple Chinese firms to manufacture the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in an effort to speed up production as demand soars for its shot.
Report: Abel to succeed Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway CEO

Report: Abel to succeed Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway CEO

OMAHA, Neb. — Vice Chairman Greg Abel will succeed billionaire Warren Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway CEO, according to a report.
High Tide buying 80 per cent stake in U.S. CBD company FABCBD for US$20.64M

High Tide buying 80 per cent stake in U.S. CBD company FABCBD for US$20.64M

CALGARY — Cannabis company High Tide Inc. has signed a deal to buy an 80 per cent stake in U.S. company Fab Nutrition LLC, which is focused on hemp-derived CBD products. The Calgary-based company says it will pay US$20.
Impact of devastating Indian virus surge spreads to politics

Impact of devastating Indian virus surge spreads to politics

NEW DELHI — As a catastrophic surge of the coronavirus sweeps through India, the leaders of 13 opposition parties urged the government to launch a free vaccination drive and ensure an uninterrupted flow of oxygen to all hospitals.
US denies Iran claims of prisoner deal; UK plays it down

US denies Iran claims of prisoner deal; UK plays it down

WASHINGTON — The United States and Iran are in active talks over the release of prisoners, a person familiar with the discussions said Sunday as Washington denied a report by Iranian state-run television that deals had been struck.
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: Suncor earnings Suncor Energy is set to release its first quarter results on Monday.
Farm-gate cannabis sales allow customers to buy pot straight from the farm

Farm-gate cannabis sales allow customers to buy pot straight from the farm

TORONTO — When customers roll up to Thrive Cannabis' 184-acre farm in Simcoe. Ont, they'll find three shipping containers fashioned into a pot shop and a colourful crew making history.
Eli Broad, billionaire entrepreneur who reshaped LA, dies

Eli Broad, billionaire entrepreneur who reshaped LA, dies

LOS ANGELES — Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist, contemporary art collector and entrepreneur who co-founded homebuilding pioneer Kaufman and Broad Inc. and launched financial services giant SunAmerica Inc., died Friday in Los Angeles.
How the Gaetz probe grew from sex trafficking to medical pot

How the Gaetz probe grew from sex trafficking to medical pot

ORLANDO, Fla. — When Rep. Matt Gaetz vacationed in the Bahamas in 2018, he was joined by a doctor who donated to his campaign and a former colleague in the Florida Legislature. The Republican congressman, Dr.