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Xi asks Starbucks' Schultz to help repair US-China ties

Xi asks Starbucks' Schultz to help repair US-China ties

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping is asking former CEO Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair U.S.-Chinese relations that have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid a tariff war and tension over technology and security.
NJ to fine sports books asking players to cancel withdrawals

NJ to fine sports books asking players to cancel withdrawals

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey's top gambling regulator is threatening to fine sports books operating in his state that ask customers to cancel requests to cash out money from their accounts, saying the practice is ongoing and “unacceptable.
Walmart's e-commerce chief to leave after nearly 5 years

Walmart's e-commerce chief to leave after nearly 5 years

NEW YORK — Marc Lore, Walmart's e-commerce chief, is leaving the world's largest retailer, nearly five years after he joined to super charge its online business amid stiffer competition from online leader Amazon.
Citigroup 4Q profit down 7%, revenue drops by 10%

Citigroup 4Q profit down 7%, revenue drops by 10%

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Banking conglomerate Citigroup said its fourth quarter profits fell by 7%, but like its competitor JPMorgan Chase, the bank saw improvement from the darkest days of the pandemic shutdowns.
VIRUS DIARY: Unpacking one vaccination day, step by step

VIRUS DIARY: Unpacking one vaccination day, step by step

WASHINGTON — The line stretched nearly a block long. Nobody was grumbling about the wait. Those gathered at a senior wellness centre in Washington, D.C., viewed it as a matter of life or death.
Quebec workplace safety board fines Dollarama stores for inadequate sanitary measures

Quebec workplace safety board fines Dollarama stores for inadequate sanitary measures

MONTREAL — Quebec's workplace safety board has issued fines to nine Dollarama locations in the province for failing to respect sanitary guidelines.
Michael Cohen writes foreword for Trump impeachment book

Michael Cohen writes foreword for Trump impeachment book

NEW YORK — A bound edition of materials about President Donald Trump's second impeachment will feature a foreword from an estranged associate — former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.
Q&A: Kingsley Ben-Adir breaks out as Malcolm X

Q&A: Kingsley Ben-Adir breaks out as Malcolm X

British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir may not be a household name yet, but that’s poised to change with his scene-stealing performance as Malcolm X in Regina King’s “One Night in Miami....
Where MLK and Coretta met and studied, a memorial will rise

Where MLK and Coretta met and studied, a memorial will rise

BOSTON — A major memorial honouring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King is moving forward in Boston, where they met and studied in the 1950s. King Boston, the privately funded organization co-ordinating the estimated $9.
Home sales hit record in 2020, Canadian Real Estate Association reports

Home sales hit record in 2020, Canadian Real Estate Association reports

Home sales in December hit an all-time record for the month to end what was also a record year, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Friday. December sales were up 47.