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Potash Corp. and Agrium say they are in talks to combine

Potash Corp. and Agrium say they are in talks to combine

Potash Corp . abandoned a plan to take over German rival K+S a year ago after its efforts were rebuffed by management amid regulatory concerns, and after the drop in potash prices prompted the Canadian company to rethink the economics of the deal.


#Apple forced to pay record fee in unpaid tax by European Commission

#Apple forced to pay record fee in unpaid tax by European Commission

The country's finance ministry argues that the full amount of taxes due were paid by Apple and no state aid was provided. The European Commission has finally ruled in its investigation into the tax affairs of computing giant Apple , and says that Ireland has to recoup up to €13 billion in back taxes from the USA firm.


Auto bomb kills five soldiers outside presidential palace

Auto bomb kills five soldiers outside presidential palace

This attack comes just one week after al-Shabaab militants attacked a restaurant in the capital, killing 10 people. The SYL and another hospitality facility, both located near the Presidential Palace, were partially destroyed by the blast, Major Mohamed Ali , a police officer, told Reuters.


PA Gas Prices Have Risen 2.2 Cents in Past Week

PA Gas Prices Have Risen 2.2 Cents in Past Week

Drivers woke up Monday to find prices at the $2 mark for the first time since early July. GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHann said prices could move higher in Kansas and across the country this week because of tropical disturbances, but should ease by mid-September as refiners begin to distribute cheaper, winter gas.


Canada Post, union continue to talk as midnight deadline looms

Canada Post, union continue to talk as midnight deadline looms

Both eBay and Etsy have said they will protect sellers in the event of a mail disruption in Canada. The previous Conservative government of Stephen Harper had legislated in 2011 to end the labor dispute at Canada Post, justifying its intervention by the damage to the Canadian economy.



Canada Prime Minister Trudeau Embarks on Key China Visit

Trudeau says he wants to be able to discuss access to the growing middle-class market for Canadian goods and services in China, all the while pushing its leadership to do better on human rights, democracy and governance. Officials say they also need to take into account Canadians' hesitation about closer links with China. But as Trudeau tries to create a fresh tone with China, he will have to navigate several ongoing irritants.