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TSX posts gain while U.S. markets soar to new heights on tech optimism

TSX posts gain while U.S. markets soar to new heights on tech optimism

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index gained almost 150 points Thursday, while its Wall St. counterparts soared, led by technology stocks after another blowout report from chipmaker Nvidia.
Stock market today: Nvidia shares surge and set off a rally on Wall Street

Stock market today: Nvidia shares surge and set off a rally on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Nvidia’s stock price surged after delivering another blowout quarter, setting off a rally in other technology companies that carried Wall Street to another record high.
Business investment per worker fell 20% in 15 years amid weaker competition: StatCan

Business investment per worker fell 20% in 15 years amid weaker competition: StatCan

OTTAWA — Canadian business investment per worker plummeted by 20 per cent over a 15-year stretch, according to new Statistics Canada research that suggests weaker competition is partly to blame.
Claws come out for federal minister who shared picture of lobster lunch in Asia

Claws come out for federal minister who shared picture of lobster lunch in Asia

FREDERICTON — A photo of federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay eating lobster in Malaysia during an official trip has some people seeing red.
Google suspends Gemini AI chatbot's ability to generate pictures of people

Google suspends Gemini AI chatbot's ability to generate pictures of people

Google said Thursday it is temporarily stopping its Gemini artificial intelligence chatbot from generating images of people a day after apologizing for “inaccuracies” in historical depictions that it was creating.
Maple Leaf Foods combining meat and plant protein businesses into one

Maple Leaf Foods combining meat and plant protein businesses into one

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is combining its meat and plant protein businesses into one as it seeks to focus the company and drive growth.
Houthi rebel attack sets cargo ship ablaze, forces Israel to intercept another attack near Eilat

Houthi rebel attack sets cargo ship ablaze, forces Israel to intercept another attack near Eilat

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched attacks Thursday on both Israel and a ship traveling through the Gulf of Aden, setting the vessel ablaze and again demonstrating their ability to launch assaults despite facing U.S.
Canada's AI reputation at risk if it doesn't speed up adoption: tech community

Canada's AI reputation at risk if it doesn't speed up adoption: tech community

TORONTO — Members of Canada's tech community say they're worried the country is adopting artificial intelligence too slowly, threatening its reputation as a leader in the sector, if the trend persists.
Loblaw profits and sales continue growing as shoppers look for more deals

Loblaw profits and sales continue growing as shoppers look for more deals

Canada's largest grocer expects this year to be much like the last: customers continuing to seek discounts and deals, leading to more growth at the company’s discount brands and banners, and higher profits.
Teck reports record copper production, awaits regulatory approval of Glencore deal

Teck reports record copper production, awaits regulatory approval of Glencore deal

Teck Resources Ltd.