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Pfizer says COVID booster offers protection against omicron

Pfizer says COVID booster offers protection against omicron

Pfizer said Wednesday that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine may offer important protection against the new omicron variant even though the initial two doses appear significantly less effective.
Dollarama reports $183.4M Q3 profit, up from $161.9M a year ago, sales rise

Dollarama reports $183.4M Q3 profit, up from $161.9M a year ago, sales rise

MONTREAL — Dollarama Inc. reported a third-quarter profit of $183.4 million, up from $161.9 million in the same quarter last year as its sales rose 5.5 per cent.

City honors nightclub where Ray Charles sang during Jim Crow

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city is putting up a historical marker to commemorate a nightclub renowned for hosting Black musicians and patrons in the segregated South.
Mercedes F1 team and firm end deal opposed by fire survivors

Mercedes F1 team and firm end deal opposed by fire survivors

LONDON (AP) — Building materials maker Kingspan said it had agreed with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One racing team to end a partnership deal after protests from the families of people who died in a high-rise fire in London.
Cdn. companies paying almost $500,000 on average to ransomware attackers: survey

Cdn. companies paying almost $500,000 on average to ransomware attackers: survey

TORONTO — Canadian companies hit by ransomware attacks pay almost half a million dollars on average to perpetrators, according to the results of a new survey.
Scholz replaces Merkel as German chancellor, opening new era

Scholz replaces Merkel as German chancellor, opening new era

BERLIN (AP) — Center-left leader Olaf Scholz became Germany's ninth post-World War II chancellor Wednesday, opening a new era for the European Union’s most populous nation and largest economy after Angela Merkel’s 16-year tenure .
Small, medium-sized businesses gave women smaller raises than men in 2021: survey

Small, medium-sized businesses gave women smaller raises than men in 2021: survey

TORONTO — The average salary increases given to men this year were nearly double the amounts received by women, a new survey has found.

Canadian business owners upbeat for 2022 with sales, investments to rebound: Survey

MONTREAL — Canadian business owners are bullish on the economy's rebound from COVID-19, with a new report finding investment plans and sales expectations for next year exceed pre-pandemic levels.

Nevada jury: Health insurers owe ER doctors $60M in damages

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the largest U.S. health insurance companies and its branches in Nevada were found liable Tuesday for $60 million in punitive damages for underpaying out-of-network emergency medical providers.
Stocks rise broadly on Wall Street for 2nd day in a row

Stocks rise broadly on Wall Street for 2nd day in a row

BEIJING — Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street Tuesday, adding to the market’s solid gains from a day earlier, as investors wager that the new variant of the COVID-19 virus won’t pose as big a threat to the economy as some initially feared.