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Five things you need to know before you start your work day on Feb. 13

Five things you need to know before you start your work day on Feb. 13

An offshore oil rig in the North Sea.Marit Hommedal / Good morning once again! Shari Kulha (@FPExecEditor) here catching you up on the business stories of note from yesterday. Buyers seemed to have caught their collective breaths over the weekend, helping to thaw the markets and to post gains on virtually every index. But many

Executive awarded record damages over Walmart Canada’s conduct

/File photo In Galea v. Wal-Mart Canada Corp., Ontario Superior Court Justice Michael Emery found that Wal-Mart’s conduct was “misleading at best, and dishonest at worst.” He awarded Gail Galea $250,000 in moral damages and $500,000 in punitive damages. Galea had been fired without any allegation of cause in 2010. Through various delays, which Galea

Ding dong! It’s Mr. Avon calling

Avon Products Inc. named its first male chief executive officer in almost two decades, appointing Unilever veteran Jan Zijderveld to succeed Sheri McCoy as the cosmetics seller seeks to revive its business outside the United States. Zijderveld, the Anglo-Dutch consumer-product giant’s European president, joins the door-to-door makeup seller after it split off its declining U.S.

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