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Medals, mementos from Colin Powell estate go up for auction

ALEXANDRIA, Va.
Filmmaker Haggis says he never forced himself on publicist

Filmmaker Haggis says he never forced himself on publicist

NEW YORK (AP) — Disputing allegations in a rape lawsuit, Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis testified Thursday that his accuser sometimes seemed “conflicted” during their initial kisses but then started taking initiative.
Forced sale of strategic mineral interests important step to boost security: experts

Forced sale of strategic mineral interests important step to boost security: experts

TORONTO — The move by the federal government to force Chinese companies to sell their investments in three critical mineral companies is being called a meaningful and necessary escalation of Canada's defensive posturing on strategic assets.
Lowe's to sell Canadian business, including RONA stores, to private equity firm

Lowe's to sell Canadian business, including RONA stores, to private equity firm

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe's Companies, Inc. is selling its Canadian retail business to New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners for US$400 million plus a performance-based deferred consideration.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,241.22, down 35.79 points): Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Down $1.62, or 8.27 per cent, to $17.98 on 19.1 million shares.
OpenText reports record first-quarter revenue, net loss on upcoming acquisition

OpenText reports record first-quarter revenue, net loss on upcoming acquisition

WATERLOO, ONTARIO — OpenText Corp. reported a net loss of US$116.9 million in its latest financial quarter, compared with net income of $131.9 million in the same quarter last year. The Waterloo, Ont.-based tech company, which reports in U.S.
Health Canada authorizes updated version of Moderna's COVID-19 booster vaccine

Health Canada authorizes updated version of Moderna's COVID-19 booster vaccine

OTTAWA — Health Canada has authorized an updated version of Moderna's COVID-19 booster vaccine. The new bivalent shot targets the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 subvariants and is meant to be used as a booster dose for those aged 18 years and older.
George Booth, cartoonist of domestic farce, dies at 96

George Booth, cartoonist of domestic farce, dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — George Booth, a prize-winning cartoonist for The New Yorker who with manic affection captured the timeless comedy of dogs and cats and the human beings somehow in charge of their well being, has died. He was 96.
Fiscal Update 2022: Ottawa to permanently eliminate student loan interest

Fiscal Update 2022: Ottawa to permanently eliminate student loan interest

Ottawa plans to make permanent its pandemic-era pause on student loan interest in an effort to reduce some of the current financial pressures on young Canadians as the cost of living rises.

S&P/TSX composite slumps Thursday, U.S. stock markets down as well

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index crept lower Thursday with mixed results across the indexes, buoyed by energy stocks, industrials and base metals, while U.S. stock markets were also down. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 35.
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