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Energy and base metals sectors help lift S&P/TSX composite, U.S. stock markets mixed

Energy and base metals sectors help lift S&P/TSX composite, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Strength in the energy and base metals sectors helped lift Canada's main stock index higher in late-morning, while the price of oil climbed higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 74.36 points at 19,278.06.
Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

NEW YORK — Bernard Madoff, the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year prison term, died in a federal prison early Wednesday. He was 82.
Higher expenses offset Cogeco's Q2 revenue growth for a decline in net profit

Higher expenses offset Cogeco's Q2 revenue growth for a decline in net profit

MONTREAL — Cogeco Inc. says its second-quarter net profit was $110.2 million, down from a year ago, as higher financial and income tax expenses offset revenue gains at its main subsidiary.
EU throws weight behind Pfizer-BioNTech and new technology

EU throws weight behind Pfizer-BioNTech and new technology

BRUSSELS — In a stinging rebuke to pharma giant AstraZeneca Thursday, the European Union announced plans to negotiate a massive contract extension for Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine insisting the 27-nation bloc had to go with companies that had s
TRREB to drop 'master' bedroom term, replace with 'primary' in coming months

TRREB to drop 'master' bedroom term, replace with 'primary' in coming months

TORONTO — Greater Toronto Area home hunters will soon spot a change to the property listings they browse.

ATS Automation Tooling Systems buying U.S. company BioDot for $106 million

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. has signed a deal to buy U.S. company BioDot Inc., a manufacturer of automated fluid dispensing systems, for $106 million.
How Ottawa's financial aid package for Air Canada compares to the auto sector bailout

How Ottawa's financial aid package for Air Canada compares to the auto sector bailout

The federal government's blockbuster financial aid plan for Air Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic shares similarities — and stark differences — with its contribution to the bailout of two Detroit automakers during the global financial crisis more tha
Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

NEW YORK — People have been stuck at home for a year due to COVID-19 restrictions, with movie theatres closed, concert venues closed, restaurants closed, sports attendance restricted — yet television viewing is down? That makes no sense to networks a
Province approves construction of line to export Hydro-Quebec power to New England

Province approves construction of line to export Hydro-Quebec power to New England

MONTREAL — The Quebec government has approved construction of the Appalaches–Maine Interconnection Line project to export Hydro-Quebec power to New England. The project will increase the exchange capacity between Quebec and Maine by 1,200 megawatts.
TVA Group CEO stepping away from job for up to six months for family reasons

TVA Group CEO stepping away from job for up to six months for family reasons

MONTREAL — TVA Group Inc. says France Lauziere, the company's president and CEO and chief content officer of Quebecor Content, is stepping away from her duties for up to six months.