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Stores drop MyPillow after CEO pushes election conspiracies

Stores drop MyPillow after CEO pushes election conspiracies

NEW YORK — The founder and CEO of MyPillow, who amplified President Donald Trump's claims of election fraud, said a backlash against his company has begun after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol this month.
Germany to extend virus shutdown until mid-February

Germany to extend virus shutdown until mid-February

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that Germany is extending its pandemic restrictions, including the closure of schools and stores, until mid-February amid concerns that new mutations of the coronavirus could trigger a fresh surge in cas
Energy pushes S&P/TSX composite up as TC Energy shares rebound after Keystone worries

Energy pushes S&P/TSX composite up as TC Energy shares rebound after Keystone worries

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index move higher Tuesday on the strength of the energy sector, which recovered as TC Energy bounced back from a sell-off over prospects for the Keystone XL pipeline. The Calgary-based company's shares gained 4.
GM teams up with Microsoft on driverless cars

GM teams up with Microsoft on driverless cars

SILVER SPRING, Md. — General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars.
Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's choice as Treasury secretary, said Tuesday that the incoming administration would focus on winning quick passage of its $1.
Amazon to open five facilities in Quebec and create more than 1,000 jobs

Amazon to open five facilities in Quebec and create more than 1,000 jobs

MONTREAL — Amazon says it will open five facilities in Quebec that will create more than 1,000 jobs and speed up customer deliveries. The U.S.
Goldman Sachs' profits more than double, despite pandemic

Goldman Sachs' profits more than double, despite pandemic

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs said its profits more than doubled from a year earlier thanks to a surge in both trading and advising revenue. The New York-based investment bank said it earned a profit of $4.36 billion, or $12.
Bank of America 4Q profit falls 18% on lower interest rates

Bank of America 4Q profit falls 18% on lower interest rates

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bank of America’s fourth-quarter profits fell 18% from a year ago, as lower interest rates weighed down its results. However the bank was able to release more than $800 million from its credit reserves, a sign that it sees the U.S.

Lumentum buys Coherent in $5.7B push into lasers, photonics

Lumentum Holdings will spend $5.7 billion in cash and stock to buy Coherent and expand its reach into lasers and photonics.
Pandemic pressures expected to put IT, e-commerce skills in high demand

Pandemic pressures expected to put IT, e-commerce skills in high demand

Prior to 2021, recruiting firm Randstad's annual list of the upcoming year's most in-demand jobs would typically feature roles such as truck drivers, heavy duty mechanics and welders.