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George Weston reports Q1 loss on one-time charges, adjusted profit edges higher

George Weston reports Q1 loss on one-time charges, adjusted profit edges higher

TORONTO — George Weston Ltd. reported a loss in its latest quarter compared with a profit a year ago as it was hit by one-time charges.
1.4B but no more? China's population growth closer to zero

1.4B but no more? China's population growth closer to zero

BEIJING — China’s weak population growth is falling closer to zero as fewer couples have children, government data showed Tuesday, adding to strains on an aging society with a shrinking workforce.
Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

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Wattpad plots expansion, additional revenue streams under new ownership

Wattpad plots expansion, additional revenue streams under new ownership

TORONTO — Online storytelling company Wattpad and its writer-users will have more chances to expand their audience — and income — after the close of its sale to an Asian media conglomerate Monday, says Allen Lau.
Sleep Country profit surges in Q1 despite more days closed from government lockdowns

Sleep Country profit surges in Q1 despite more days closed from government lockdowns

TORONTO — Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. says its net income surged in the first quarter as sales grew even though its stores were closed for more days than a year ago. The Toronto-based retailer says it earned $8.

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 (19,361.88, down 110.86 points.) Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 17 cents, or 0.66 per cent, to $26.02 on 20.
S&P/TSX composite drops after hitting record intraday high, loonie rises again

S&P/TSX composite drops after hitting record intraday high, loonie rises again

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index slumped after setting a record intraday high to start the trading week while the Dow Jones industrial average surpassed 35,000 for the first time. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 110.
Oilsands producers step up anti-pandemic measures as outbreaks rise in region

Oilsands producers step up anti-pandemic measures as outbreaks rise in region

CALGARY — Oilsands companies are stepping up protective measures as a spate of COVID-19 cases sweeps through the region at the same time that thousands of workers are being brought in for spring maintenance shutdowns at various plants.
Heritage, Justice ministers called to defend Bill C-10 changes to Broadcasting Act

Heritage, Justice ministers called to defend Bill C-10 changes to Broadcasting Act

OTTAWA — Canada's justice and heritage ministers will be recalled to justify a change to the Broadcasting Act that critics warn could erode the rights of individual users who upload content to social media.
Muti: Pandemic year silenced culture, leaving world stunned

Muti: Pandemic year silenced culture, leaving world stunned

RAVENNA, Italy — Maestro Riccardo Muti has once again reopened the Italian musical season in his adopted hometown of Ravenna after another — and if all goes well perhaps final — round of pandemic closures.
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