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West Fraser Timber expanding U.S. operations with US$300M purchase of Texas sawmill

West Fraser Timber expanding U.S. operations with US$300M purchase of Texas sawmill

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is expanding its U.S. operations after reaching an agreement to purchase a lumber mill in Lufkin, Texas, for about US$300 million.
Kanye West puts Wyoming ranch, business sites up for sale

Kanye West puts Wyoming ranch, business sites up for sale

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Rapper, music producer and clothing entrepreneur Kanye West has put his ranch and business properties in northwestern Wyoming up for sale.
FDA authorizes first e-cigarette, cites benefit for smokers

FDA authorizes first e-cigarette, cites benefit for smokers

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized an electronic cigarette, saying R.J. Reynolds’ vaping device can help smokers cut back on conventional cigarettes. E-cigarettes have been sold in the U.S.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,437.12, up 20.81 points.) Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 51 cents, or 0.99 per cent, to $52.10 on 12.5 million shares.
Discovery Plus to launch in Canada on Oct. 19 under partnership with Corus

Discovery Plus to launch in Canada on Oct. 19 under partnership with Corus

TORONTO — Discovery Plus is coming to Canada next week. The newly minted streaming platform, which specializes in non-fiction programming, says it will launch Oct. 19 for Canadian subscribers.
North American stock markets relatively flat ahead of Q3 results, inflation numbers

North American stock markets relatively flat ahead of Q3 results, inflation numbers

TORONTO — North American stock markets were relatively flat Tuesday as investors eagerly await the start of third-quarter earnings reports and the latest monthly inflation numbers.
Dorel shares surge with deal to sell sports segment for US$810 million

Dorel shares surge with deal to sell sports segment for US$810 million

MONTREAL — Dorel Industries Inc. shares more than doubled Tuesday after it announced deal to sell its Dorel Sports bicycle segment that makes brands such as Cannondale, Mongoose and Schwinn to Dutch mobility group Pon Holdings B.V.
Florida fines key county $3.5 million for mandating vaccines

Florida fines key county $3.5 million for mandating vaccines

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has issued its first fine to a county it says violated a new state law banning coronavirus vaccine mandates and for firing 14 workers who failed to get the shots.
Toronto hospitals, Quebec company behind world's first delivery of lungs by drone

Toronto hospitals, Quebec company behind world's first delivery of lungs by drone

TORONTO — Dr. Shaf Keshavjee was full of nerves as he scanned Toronto's darkened skyline, craning his neck to spot a drone whizzing toward the downtown rooftop he was standing on.
Budgeting apps can help take the guesswork out of monthly spending

Budgeting apps can help take the guesswork out of monthly spending

TORONTO — Before Jordann Brown downloaded Mint, a free budgeting app, her attempts to aggressively pay down debt were hindered each month by unexpected expenses that would throw off her budget.