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Melinda Gates talks 'brash' Microsoft culture in new book

Melinda Gates talks 'brash' Microsoft culture in new book

SEATTLE — Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit.

Guyana Goldfields dissidents threaten court action ahead of board vote

TORONTO — A group of dissident investors says they're prepared to begin a court proceeding to recoup damages if Guyana Goldfields Inc. doesn't initiate legal action against chief executive Scott Caldwell by Wednesday.

CannTrust preliminary estimates shows Q1 net revenue to more than double

VAUGHAN, Ont. — CannTrust Holdings Inc. says the company's net revenue for its first full quarter after legalization of recreational cannabis will be $17 million, more than double what it was a year earlier.
Home sales fall 4.9% in slow start to spring buying season

Home sales fall 4.9% in slow start to spring buying season

WASHINGTON — Sales of existing U.S. homes fell in March after a huge gain the previous month, held back partly by a sharp slowdown among the most expensive properties. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that home sales fell 4.
Acquisitions, insolvencies cited as drilling company count tumbles by 40%

Acquisitions, insolvencies cited as drilling company count tumbles by 40%

CALGARY — A research report by AltaCorp Capital shows the number of companies actively drilling in Canada has declined by 40 per cent since the oil price crash of late 2014.
'The Curse of La Llorona' reigns over weekend box office

'The Curse of La Llorona' reigns over weekend box office

LOS ANGELES — "The Curse of La Llorona" brought good fortune at the box office. The Warner Bros. horror film based on a Mexican legend about a woman who murdered her children and wanders the world looking for them brought in $26.
China's Huawei says 1Q sales up 39%

China's Huawei says 1Q sales up 39%

BEIJING — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Monday its revenue rose 39% over a year earlier in the latest quarter despite U.S. pressure on allies to shun its telecom technology as a security risk.
Collection of David Carr's writings coming in 2020

Collection of David Carr's writings coming in 2020

NEW YORK — Writings by the late David Carr, the revered author and journalist, are coming out in book form next year. Ta-Nehisi Coates, a friend whom Carr once mentored, is providing the introduction.
Canada slowly pushes for corporate transparency as part of anti-corruption push

Canada slowly pushes for corporate transparency as part of anti-corruption push

TORONTO — The veil of Canadian corporate secrecy that helps fuel global corruption is slowly lifting, but not fast enough for some critics.

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: CP Rail results CP Rail CEO speaks with investors after releasing first-quarter financial results on Tuesday.