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HUB International buys Morneau Shepell's benefits consulting business for $70M

TORONTO — Insurance brokerage HUB International Ltd. has signed a deal to acquire Morneau Shepell Inc.'s benefits consulting practice. Morneau Shepell says Hub paid $70 million for the business.
Factories expand despite virus, though deliveries slow

Factories expand despite virus, though deliveries slow

WASHINGTON — American factories expanded in February for the second straight month, despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The winning streak, however, may prove short-lived.
‘The Invisible Man’ tops box office with $29 million

‘The Invisible Man’ tops box office with $29 million

LOS ANGELES — The Elisabeth Moss-led thriller “The Invisible Man” rode a wave of good reviews to a very visible spot atop the box office this weekend.
Virus fears close down France's famed Louvre Museum

Virus fears close down France's famed Louvre Museum

PARIS — The spreading coronavirus epidemic shut down France's Louvre Museum on Sunday, with workers who guard its famous trove of artworks fearful of being contaminated by the museum's flow of tourists from around the world.
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: Tilray earnings Cannabis company Tilray Inc. will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth-quarter and full-year results on Monday.
Few approved oilsands projects stand to be built in near term: analysts

Few approved oilsands projects stand to be built in near term: analysts

CALGARY — There are dozens of approved oilsands projects that could be built in the wake of the shelving of the Frontier oilsands mine this week but analysts say they won't be built until more export pipeline capacity comes online.
Geneva auto show, other big events cancelled amid virus fears

Geneva auto show, other big events cancelled amid virus fears

GENEVA — The Geneva auto show was cancelled after the Swiss government put an immediate ban Friday on all large events in order to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.
Agency: 2nd US case of person who got virus from community

Agency: 2nd US case of person who got virus from community

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica — California health officials on Friday confirmed the second case of novel coronavirus in the United States believed to have been transmitted to a person who didn’t travel internationally or come in close contact with anyone who
Outbreak starts to look more like worldwide economic crisis

Outbreak starts to look more like worldwide economic crisis

NEW YORK — The coronavirus outbreak began to look more like a worldwide economic crisis Friday as anxiety about the infection emptied shops and amusement parks, cancelled events, cut trade and travel and dragged already slumping financial markets eve
Wall Street has worst week since 2008 as S&P 500 drops 11.5%

Wall Street has worst week since 2008 as S&P 500 drops 11.5%

Stocks sank around the globe again Friday as investors braced for more economic pain from the coronavirus outbreak, sending U.S. markets to their worst weekly finish since the 2008 financial crisis.