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Amazon claims social network Parler trying to conceal owners

SEATTLE — Amazon has accused Parler, the social network known as a conservative alternative to Twitter, of trying to conceal its ownership amid a legal dispute between Amazon and Parler stemming from the U.S. Capitol riots.

Women still underrepresented in boardrooms despite 'comply-or-explain' rule: study

A study by an Ottawa think tank has found that women remain underrepresented in boardrooms of Canadian companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, despite the 2015 introduction of disclosure requirements intended to boost their numbers.
Many say now is the time to fight racial bias in foster care

Many say now is the time to fight racial bias in foster care

Cheri Williams looks back with regret at the start of her career as a child welfare caseworker in 1998. Systemic racism is a major reason why.
Juno Awards postpone show date to June 6 amid COVID-19 pandemic

Juno Awards postpone show date to June 6 amid COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Organizers of the Juno Awards say they're postponing this year's 50th anniversary show in Toronto until June 6 as COVID-19 cases rage across the country.
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 behind bars early Wednesday. He was 82.
What we know about viral vector vaccines as J&J jab investigated for rare blood clots

What we know about viral vector vaccines as J&J jab investigated for rare blood clots

News of reported blood clots in a handful of American recipients of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has prompted some to wonder why certain brands of the jab are potentially causing the rare side effects while others aren't.
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.
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.