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Head of Canada's largest pension plan Machin receives COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai: memo

Head of Canada's largest pension plan Machin receives COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai: memo

TORONTO — The head of Canada's largest pension fund received a COVID-19 vaccination while on a "very personal" trip to Dubai, he told staff in an email Thursday night.
Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

NEW YORK — Is it Mr. Potato Head or not? Hasbro created confusion Thursday when it announced that it would drop the “Mr.” from the brand’s name in order to be more inclusive and so all could feel “welcome in the Potato Head world.
Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

CANBERRA, Australia — Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the Parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news.
Pembina Pipeline posts $1.2 billion loss on petrochemical, LNG project impairments

Pembina Pipeline posts $1.2 billion loss on petrochemical, LNG project impairments

CALGARY — Pembina Pipeline Corp. is reporting a $1.2 billion net fourth-quarter loss thanks mainly to $1.6 billion in non-cash after-tax impairment charges on its proposals to build an Alberta petrochemical plant and Oregon LNG export facility.
House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labour and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate.
Best Buy cut 5,000 jobs even as sales soared during pandemic

Best Buy cut 5,000 jobs even as sales soared during pandemic

NEW YORK — Best Buy said Thursday that it laid off 5,000 full-time store workers earlier this month, even as the company's sales soared during the pandemic as homebound people bought laptops, TVs and other gadgets.
TD Bank Group sees strong wealth and insurance gains, but closing U.S. locations

TD Bank Group sees strong wealth and insurance gains, but closing U.S. locations

TORONTO — TD Bank Group topped expectations as it reported its first-quarter profit rose 10 per cent compared with a year ago. Yet the bank's Toronto-listed shares fell nearly 1.7 per cent to close at $78.

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 (18,223.54, down 260.99 points.) ClearStream Energy Services Inc. (TSX:CSM). Energy. Up six cents, or 171.43 per cent, to 9.
Peppa Pig theme park set for Legoland Florida Resort in 2022

Peppa Pig theme park set for Legoland Florida Resort in 2022

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park is set to open next year at the Legoland Florida Resort, park officials announced Thursday.
North American stock markets lower on inflation fear; loonie briefly hits 80 cents US

North American stock markets lower on inflation fear; loonie briefly hits 80 cents US

TORONTO — Major stock indexes in Canada and the U.S. closed lower Thursday as inflation fears swirled and the Canadian loonie rose over 80 cents US before falling back to earth.