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Canada's WestJet CEO faces labor headwinds as pilots weigh strike

MONTREAL (Reuters) - WestJet Airlines new chief executive is facing his first major test as the Canadian carrier's pilots weigh strike action and larger rival Air Canada on Thursday offered to accommodate travelers if there is a disruption.

    Business

    MetLife trims compensation for CEO, CFO in year marked by errors

    (Reuters) - MetLife Inc reduced total 2017 compensation for its chief executive and chief financial officer, a year marked by two key errors, including payments it failed to make to pensioners whom it could not locate, according to a filing on Thursday.

      Business

      U.S. business spending on equipment cooling; labor market strong

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods fell in March, weighed down by the biggest decline in demand for machinery in nearly two years, and a drop in shipments cemented expectations that business spending on equipment slowed in t

        Business

        Deutsche Bank fired 300 U.S.-based investment bankers on Wednesday: source

        FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank fired 300 U.S.-based investment bankers on Wednesday as part of a broader overhaul of the global unit, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

          Science

          At least 10 youths missing in flash flood in southern Israel

          JERUSALEM (Reuters) - At least 10 youths were missing after they were swept away by a flash flood in the Negev Desert in southern Israel on Thursday, and seven others were in critical condition, police and emergency services said.

            Technology

            EU strikes deal forcing Netflix, Amazon to fund European content

            BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers and member states on Thursday struck a preliminary deal that will allow countries to force online streaming services including Netflix and Amazon's video service to help fund European films and TV shows.

              Sport

              Nadal eases into Barcelona quarters, Dimitrov edges Jaziri

              BARCELONA (Reuters) - World number five Grigor Dimitrov survived an almighty scare against outsider Malek Jaziri on Thursday to edge into the Barcelona Open quarter-finals beating the Tunisian 7-5 3-6 7-6(8) following a nail-biting tiebreak.

                Entertainment

                Swedish DJ Avicii 'could not go on any longer,' family says

                (Reuters) - The family of Swedish DJ Avicii, who was found dead last week in Oman at the age of 28, said on Thursday that he struggled with life and "could not go on any longer."

                  Sport

                  U.S. lifts sanctions on Colombian soccer team

                  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States lifted sanctions on Thursday on Colombian soccer team Envigado Futbol Club S.A. after it severed ties to a group involved in international drug trafficking and other criminal activities, the Treasury Department sai

                    World

                    South, North Korea to hold historic first summit in decade at DMZ

                    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's Kim Jong Un is set to cross the heavily militarized border on Friday for the first summit with South Korea in more than a decade, as the old foes seek to end their decades-long conflict and ease tensions over the North's nu

                      World

                      Russia presents unharmed Syrians at OPCW, Western allies stay away

                      THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Russia and Syria presented several unharmed people from Ghouta, Syria, at the premises of the Organization for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons on Thursday to support claims that there was no chemical attack in the city earlier t

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