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Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in $16B deal

Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in $16B deal

Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about $16 billion.
Alberta legislature Speaker apologizes for condemning new COVID health restrictions

Alberta legislature Speaker apologizes for condemning new COVID health restrictions

EDMONTON — The Speaker of the Alberta legislature is apologizing for publicly condemning the government’s new COVID-19 health restrictions.
Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals' budget

Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals' budget

OTTAWA — A group representing thousands of the country's small businesses says many hope the Trudeau Liberals heed their concerns and reshape aid in the upcoming federal budget to help them survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
Luke Bryan tests positive for COVID, sidelined from 'Idol'

Luke Bryan tests positive for COVID, sidelined from 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES — Luke Bryan says he's tested positive for COVID-19, which sidelined him from the season's first live “American Idol” episode on ABC.
Weinstein challenges extradition to face California charges

Weinstein challenges extradition to face California charges

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, mayor open new Times Square vaccine site

Lin-Manuel Miranda, mayor open new Times Square vaccine site

NEW YORK — “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday at the grand opening of a Times Square COVID-19 vaccination site intended to jump-start the city's entertainment industry.

Robert Durst murder trial resumes May 17 after virus delay

LOS ANGELES — The murder trial of eccentric New York real estate heir Robert Durst will resume next month after more than a yearlong hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, a judge said Monday.
S&P/TSX composite falls as base metals and health-care drop, offset by financials

S&P/TSX composite falls as base metals and health-care drop, offset by financials

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed lower as weakness in base metals and cannabis companies offset gains in the financials and consumer discretionary sectors on Monday. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 26.75 points at 19,201.

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 (19,201.28, down 26.75 points.) Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Financials. Up 72 cents, or 0.87 per cent, to $83.60 on 13.
'The right thing to do:' Sobeys reinstates lockdown bonus for front-line workers

'The right thing to do:' Sobeys reinstates lockdown bonus for front-line workers

Canada's second-largest grocery retailer is reinstating a lockdown bonus for workers in areas with renewed stay-at-home orders, yet it's unclear whether competitors will follow suit. Sobeys Inc. said Monday the pay bump is "the right thing to do.