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Bankruptcy judge thrust into spotlight in Purdue Pharma case

Judge Robert Drain speaks on a panel in Washington in 2019. (Dave Scavone of Scavone Photography / ABI via AP) SHARE WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The judge overseeing the bankruptcy of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma warns that real-life court cases don’t unfold like "Perry Mason." But he’s afraid this one …

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The most talked-about aviation moments in 2019

In 2019, we said goodbye to the superjumbo A380. (Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images via CNN) SHARE The year 2019 was another year of high drama in the world of aviation. It was a record year for bankruptcies, as travel giant Thomas Cook went bust, and close to 20 other airlines besides. …

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Canada’s GDP falls 0.1 per cent in October: StatCan

Fabricator Mike Caldarino uses a grinder on a steel stairs being manufactured for a high school in Redmond, Wash., at George Third & Son Steel Fabricators and Erectors, in Burnaby, B.C., on March 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck SHARE OTTAWA — Canada’s economy contracted slightly in October, with real …

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