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China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

BEIJING — China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz Friday to shore up confidence in its sagging stock market. Growth in the quarter that ended in September slipped to 6.
SNC-Lavalin writes letter in bid to rally public support over criminal charges

SNC-Lavalin writes letter in bid to rally public support over criminal charges

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin is trying to rally public support as it prepares to endure a lengthy criminal trial after federal prosecutors refused to negotiate a compensation agreement.

Stantec strikes deal to sell international construction arm to L.A. purchaser

EDMONTON — Canadian engineering-design giant Stantec Inc. is selling its construction arm in a much-anticipated deal following a review begun last spring of how to best extract value from the operation it bought two and a half years ago.
Rogers beats expectations as wireless segment grows, looks to new TV system

Rogers beats expectations as wireless segment grows, looks to new TV system

Strong wireless results helped Rogers Communications Inc. beat analyst expectations in the third quarter and raise its full-year outlook.
Kleenex to rebrand 'mansize' tissues after gender complaints

Kleenex to rebrand 'mansize' tissues after gender complaints

LONDON — Kleenex will re-brand its "Mansize" tissues after consumers complained the name was sexist — touching off a social media conversation about what's in a name.
Malaysia ex-deputy PM charged with graft, money laundering

Malaysia ex-deputy PM charged with graft, money laundering

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's former deputy prime minister was charged Friday with abuse of power, corruption and money laundering involving millions of dollars in another graft investigation against leaders ousted in elections earlier this yea

Australia lawyers' group: Draft cyber laws would curb rights

CANBERRA, Australia — The president of Australia's top lawyers' group told a parliamentary inquiry that proposed cybersecurity laws to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sen
Melinda Gates speaks on smoothing the shift to digital age

Melinda Gates speaks on smoothing the shift to digital age

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — Instead of destroying jobs and leaving legions of people without work, the digital revolution can open doors to unseen opportunities and industries, but only if everyone has access to the internet and the ability to use it, Meli
What's next for Paul Allen's big investments? It's not clear

What's next for Paul Allen's big investments? It's not clear

SEATTLE — Prior to his death on Monday, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropy, some of it eclectic and highly speculative.
Global stocks mixed after Wall Street skids, China slows

Global stocks mixed after Wall Street skids, China slows

BEIJING — Global stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech stocks and Chinese economic growth slowed. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX lost 0.6 per cent to 11,549.06 and France's CAC-40 sank 0.