Michael Wilson, ex-Canadian foreign minister who negotiated NAFTA, dies By Reuters

© Reuters. Canada’s nominee as Ambassador to the United States Wilson speaks to reporters on Parliament Hill in Ottawa By Tyler Choi TORONTO (Reuters) – Michael Wilson, Canada’s former finance minister and U.S. ambassador, who led the negotiations on the original NAFTA trade deal, has died at 81, the University of Toronto, where Wilson last

Debenhams secures cash injection as it battles for survival

Image copyright Getty Images Debenhams is understood to have secured a cash injection of around £40m to buy it extra time as it battles to secure a longer term deal with lenders. The department store chain is expected to announce the fresh funds imminently. The struggling chain – which issued three profit warnings last year

Article 13 rift grows in music biz as Copyright Directive talks resume

If there’s one thing the music business can’t seem to agree on right now, it’s the European Copyright Directive – and especially its controversial ‘Article 13’ provision. Article 13 aims to force companies hosting user-generated content be held liable for copyright infringement on their platforms. The European Parliament voted through a draft version of the new

Universal Music Group is being valued at $42bn – and could ignite a major label sales frenzy

The music business doesn’t do certainties. This capriciousness, of course, is one of the things that makes it so beguiling. Three minutes of songwriting inspiration; an influential new fan; an out-of-the-blue pop-culture hook-up — they can all instantly rocket a song, or a star, into the consciousness of millions. Yet there’s at least one truism

Suzanne Smith leaves UK public performance joint venture PPL PRS

Suzanne Smith (pictured), the first-ever Managing Director of UK public performance joint venture PPL PRS Ltd. is leaving her role at the business. Christine Geissmar, Chief Operating Officer at PPL, has stepped in as interim Managing Director to lead the business until a new Managing Director is appointed. Smith joined the company in April 2017

Morgan Stanley bets on millennials with Solium acquisition

Morgan Stanley has acquired Canadian stock plans administrator Solium Capital for $900m as it positions itself as a leading wealth manager for future millennial millionaires. The deal comes just days after the $66bn merger of US banks BB&T and SunTrust marked the biggest post-crisis US bank M&A, suggesting a revival of dealmaking in the banking

A key way to prevent paying more for your health care than you should

If there’s a mistake, it could be as simple as a routine checkup being improperly coded as an urgent-care visit. Or, you could be given the generic form of a medicine and yet charged for the brand name, or you might get charged twice for the same service. Additionally, always make sure you receive an

She Is The Music reveals partnerships and funding to further equality initiatives

She Is The Music (SITM) has partnered with the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, Billboard Media Group and Universal Music Group (UMG) to further its work in the music industry. Founded in 2018, SITM is a nonprofit focused on achieving equality, inclusivity and opportunity for women in music. The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative will share its proprietary

Blackbaud Sees Growth in Social Good

We believe that  Blackbaud (BLKB) holds an entrenched leadership position in the social good community. The company provides market-leading software that supports nonprofits, healthcare organizations, and educational institutions. Its pedigree as a leading on-premises software provider has changed in recent years, with management committing to a cloud-based business model transition. Although we expect some near-term

Dementia patient over-medicated and bruised when he died, widow tells Australian aged care inquiry By Reuters

© Reuters. Barbara Spriggs and son Clive Spriggs speak to the media after giving evidence at the Royal Commission into Aged Care, Commonwealth Courts in Adelaide By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) – An elderly man suffering Parkinson’s Disease and dementia was given 10 times his medication and had unexplained bruising when he died at an

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