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Dems' sweeping social, climate bill passes divided House

Dems' sweeping social, climate bill passes divided House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and pushed their expansive social and environment bill through a sharply divided House on Friday, as President Joe Biden and his party moved closer to capitalizing on their control of go
Air Transat and WestJet sign codeshare deal for transatlantic travel

Air Transat and WestJet sign codeshare deal for transatlantic travel

MONTREAL — Air Transat and WestJet have agreed to co-operate on a codeshare agreement for transatlantic travel. The deal will allow travellers to book flights to Europe involving both airlines on a single ticket with through-checked bags.
Bowing to protests, India's Modi agrees to repeal farm laws

Bowing to protests, India's Modi agrees to repeal farm laws

NEW DELHI (AP) — In a major reversal, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Friday that he would repeal the controversial agriculture laws that sparked yearlong protests from tens of thousands of farmers and posed a significant challenge to h

Paper Excellence takeover of Domtar set to close after Competition Act approval

RICHMOND, B.C. — Domtar Corp.'s pulp mill in Kamloops, B.C., will be sold as its takeover by B.C.-based Paper Excellence cleared its final hurdle with Canadian Competition Act approval.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,637.54, down 15.48 points.) Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Down 66 cents, or 2.58 per cent, to $24.97 on 22.
S&P/TSX composite slips despite higher crude prices, energy sector gains

S&P/TSX composite slips despite higher crude prices, energy sector gains

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was relatively flat Thursday despite gains in the energy sector as crude prices partially recovered from recent weakness. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 15.48 points to 21,637.54.
Burnaby refinery maintaining fuel supply as Trans Mountain remains closed

Burnaby refinery maintaining fuel supply as Trans Mountain remains closed

CALGARY — While British Columbians in flood-affected communities continue to see lineups and sporadic outages at gas stations, experts say the province is not in any immediate danger of running out of fuel. However, in the longer-term, B.C.
'A backlist Christmas': Booksellers fear stockouts amid supply chain woes

'A backlist Christmas': Booksellers fear stockouts amid supply chain woes

TORONTO — As COVID-19 restrictions shuttered bookstores across the country last year, Dundurn Press president and publisher Scott Fraser says he feared the crisis would deliver a death blow to one of Canada's largest independent publishing houses.

2 Iranians charged with threatening US voters in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two suspected Iranian computer hackers have been charged with election interference, accused of trying to intimidate American voters ahead of last year's U.S.
Not just Adele: Surging vinyl sales amid supply squeeze derail some artists' plans

Not just Adele: Surging vinyl sales amid supply squeeze derail some artists' plans

TORONTO — Everybody seems to be blaming massive orders of Adele’s new album for a historic backlog at vinyl manufacturers, but Nashville singer Lindsay Ell says people should go easy on the pop superstar.