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Drake invests in Toronto pot company Bullrider, becomes partner and strategic adviser

Drake invests in Toronto pot company Bullrider, becomes partner and strategic adviser

TORONTO — Drake has invested in a Toronto cannabis company months after his partnership ended with Canopy Growth Corp. Bullrider announced the rapper's involvement in the pot company today, but did not share the size of his investment.
Statistics Canada says wholesale sales up 0.3% at $70.3 billion in August

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales up 0.3% at $70.3 billion in August

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 0.3 per cent in August to $70.3 billion, the first increase following two months of declines. The agency says the gain came as sales of food, beverage and tobacco products rose 3.
3 German parties aim to start formal coalition talks

3 German parties aim to start formal coalition talks

BERLIN (AP) — Three German parties aim to open formal coalition talks after all made gains in last month's election, moving a step closer to a new government that would send outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right bloc into opposition.
Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms

Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill raising the nation's debt limit until early December, delaying the prospect of an unprecedented federal default that would cause economic disaster.
Facebook updates harassment policies, says they better protect journalists from hate

Facebook updates harassment policies, says they better protect journalists from hate

The Canadian Association of Journalists said Facebook Inc.'s recent policy to better protect journalists from harassment is a welcome change, but more work needs to be done by the technology sector at large.
FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago should get a half-dose booster to rev up protection against the coronavirus.

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 (20,819.94, up 201.47 points.) The Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Up 47 cents, or 0.55 per cent, to $85.51 on 17.

Northern Ontario town says $500 land listings boosted house prices, drew families

A plan that saw a small town in northern Ontario offer vacant lots for as little as $500 has helped revive its economy, officials said Thursday, drawing dozens of families and more than doubling property values.
S&P/TSX composite rises to highest level in a month on broad-based rally

S&P/TSX composite rises to highest level in a month on broad-based rally

TORONTO — Strong U.S. earnings and supportive economic data powered North American stock markets higher with Canada's main index hitting a one-month high.
Purolator hiring 2,400 workers to deal with record number of packages this holiday

Purolator hiring 2,400 workers to deal with record number of packages this holiday

TORONTO — Purolator Inc. is bulking up on staff, vehicles and pickup locations as it braces for its busiest holiday season yet.