TORONTO — Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada’s largest grocer, said on Friday Canada’s competition watchdog has approved its $12.4-billion acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corp, the country’s biggest pharmacy chain.
The deal cements Loblaw’s No. 1 position in Canada at a time when competition from domestic retailers such as Sobeys and U.S. retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores and Target is heating up.
Using just 140 characters, Twitter has revolutionized the way news is distributed. Instead of visiting a handful of news sites every morning, people can simply check their Twitter feed where media outlets are constantly tweeting out their latest headlines.
By Byron KayeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Anglo Dutch oil company Royal Dutch Shell said on Friday it has agreed to sell its Australian downstream businesses to oil trader Vitol SA for about A$2.9 billion ($2.6 billion).
The age of the Internet has not been kind to female movie critics. According to a new study titled "Gender @ the Movies" obtained by TheWrap ahead of its Friday release, film criticism has become even more male-dominated in the age of online news than it was six years ago.