June 17th, 2019

Business

Huawei founder says revenue will be billions below forecast

By The Associated Press on June 17th, 2019

SHENZHEN, China – Huawei’s founder has likened his company to a badly damaged plane and says revenues will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years. Ren Zhengfei said Monday that the Chinese telecom giant will reduce capacity but that U.S. moves to restrict its business “will not stop us.” The U.S. ... Read More »

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Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan

By Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on June 16th, 2019

MILAN – Youthful dressing and streetwear were in focus on the third day of Milan Fashion Week previews of (mostly) menswear for next spring and summer. It’s a game of sophisticated materials and edgy styling, of pushing boundaries and reaching for that increasingly significant, but typically not economically independent young customer. Highlights on Sunday included ... Read More »

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Candidate loses German election after film makers weigh in

By The Associated Press on June 16th, 2019

BERLIN – A 51-year-old immigrant has been elected mayor of a town in eastern Germany after beating a candidate from the far-right Alternative for Germany party in a runoff that drew international attention. The dpa news agency reported that Octavian Ursu, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party who came to Germany ... Read More »

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CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

By The Associated Press on June 16th, 2019

PARIS – The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a “mistake” in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back in flight. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters in ... Read More »

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Franchise fatigue continues with ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Shaft’

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on June 16th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – “Men in Black: International” is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend but the Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth-led reboot isn’t exactly a franchise-revitalizing hit. Hampered by poor reviews, Sony Pictures on Sunday estimates that the film earned only $28.5 million in ticket sales nationwide over the weekend. “The Secret ... Read More »

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How a Montreal working-class neighbourhood’s activists changed Quebec and Canada

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on June 16th, 2019

MONTREAL – The Pointe-St-Charles neighbourhood is isolated from the rest of Montreal by the Lachine Canal and the railroad, meaning that for years it was the kind of place that many people, even other Montrealers, never visited. But despite its relative obscurity, the working-class neighbourhood south of downtown has a history of community activism that ... Read More »

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New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere

By The Associated Press on June 15th, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico’s film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives. A recent spike in film production in the state comes as Hollywood targets both Georgia and Louisiana over recently passed restrictive abortion laws, the Albuquerque Journal reports. ... Read More »

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Correction: Oberlin College-Racial Dispute story

By The Associated Press on June 15th, 2019

CLEVELAND – In a story June 13 about a $33 million jury award in a lawsuit against Oberlin College, The Associated Press reported erroneously that David Gibson and his son, Allyn, received punitive damages. It was David Gibson’s father, also named Allyn Gibson, who was part of the award. The story also erroneously reported an ... Read More »

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Protesters denounce Montreal’s housing shortage, pointing to condo boom, Airbnb

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2019

MONTREAL – A Montreal-based tenants’ rights group is leading a demonstration this afternoon in the city’s Cote-des-Neiges neighbourhood to protest a housing shortage, which it blames partly on the condo boom, real estate speculation and short-term rentals spearheaded by Airbnb. The Front d’action populaire en reamenagement urbain (FRAPRU) says it’s focused on the plight of ... Read More »

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No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2019

VANCOUVER – A former Liberal environment minister is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet to reject the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, arguing there is no economic basis for the project. David Anderson, who served 10 years in the cabinets of prime ministers Jean Chretien and Paul Martin, sent letters to six members of Trudeau’s cabinet ... Read More »

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Zegna, Stella McCartney tout transition in Milan

By Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on June 14th, 2019

MILAN – The opening shows of Milan Fashion Week on Friday evening underscored a world in transition. Ermenegildo Zegna invited guests to an abandoned and gutted former steelworks on the outskirts of Milan that symbolizes both the region’s deindustrialization but also offers the prospects for rebirth as the site of a major redevelopment plan. In ... Read More »

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