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S&P/TSX composite up as dollar, energy, materials and health-care sectors rise

S&P/TSX composite up as dollar, energy, materials and health-care sectors rise

TORONTO — Worries about a new COVID-19 strain in the U.K. that affected stock trading earlier this week seemed to evaporate on Wednesday as most North American markets rose in a tide of pre-Christmas optimism.
Unions see opportunity as new generation of organizers emerge amid pandemic

Unions see opportunity as new generation of organizers emerge amid pandemic

While "unprecedented" has been the go-to term to describe the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the wave of labour upheaval currently moving across the country is the latest turn in a familiar cycle.
President of NB Liquor and Cannabis NB resigns and returns to private sector

President of NB Liquor and Cannabis NB resigns and returns to private sector

FREDERICTON — The president of NB Liquor and Cannabis NB has resigned after 16 months on the job. The Crown corporation said in a news release that Patrick Parent has decided to return to the private secor in a CEO role.
A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

WASHINGTON — In the waning weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump has issued a slew of pardons and commutations, including former members of Congress convicted of corruption charges, two people charged in the Russia investigation that shadowed his pre
Indicted Giuliani associate seeks White House communications

Indicted Giuliani associate seeks White House communications

NEW YORK — A lawyer for Lev Parnas, the indicted former associate of Rudy Giuliani, asked a federal judge Tuesday to order the White House and Justice Department turn over any emails or text messages in which they discussed the decision to charge his
Air Force: Black people more often investigated, punished

Air Force: Black people more often investigated, punished

WASHINGTON — Black service members in the Air Force are far more likely to be investigated, arrested, face disciplinary actions and be discharged for misconduct, according to a new report that looked at racial disparities across the service.

Wolves' Beasley pleads guilty to threats of violence charge

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley pleaded guilty Monday to using a rifle to threaten a family in his suburban Minneapolis neighbourhood .

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,500.89, down 33.74 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 46 cents, or 2.08 per cent, to $21.67 on 11.9 million shares.
Canopy Growth signs deal valued at $297M to give up stake in Canopy Rivers

Canopy Growth signs deal valued at $297M to give up stake in Canopy Rivers

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. has signed a deal valued at $297 million that will see it give up its ownership in Canopy Rivers Inc., which it established as a venture capital firm to invest in the cannabis sector.
1 in 5 prisoners in the US has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died

1 in 5 prisoners in the US has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times as high as the general population.