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Britney Spears thanks #FreeBritney fans after dad's removal

Britney Spears thanks #FreeBritney fans after dad's removal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears thanked fans who have called for years to #FreeBritney for major changes in the conservatorship that has long controlled her life and money.

Aspiring actor pleads guilty in $650 million Ponzi scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An aspiring actor pleaded guilty Monday to running a massive Ponzi scheme that raised at least $650 million from investors in phony Hollywood film licensing deals.

Facebook asks court to dismiss FTC antitrust complaint

Facebook is asking a federal court to dismiss a revised complaint against it by the Federal Trade Commission, arguing that the agency has not provided enough evidence to show that the company is a monopoly. In a motion filed Monday in U.S.

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 (20,052.25, down 98.62 points.) The Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Down 29 cents, or 0.34 per cent, to $85.08 on 16.
Seven in 10 Canadian organizations facing ransomware attack paid demands: survey

Seven in 10 Canadian organizations facing ransomware attack paid demands: survey

Cybersecurity experts say a new poll that suggests nearly 70 per cent of Canadian organizations facing a ransomware attack last year paid the demands is evidence that such payments should be made illegal.
S&P/TSX composite falls to 11-week low despite energy gains as oil peaks above US$78

S&P/TSX composite falls to 11-week low despite energy gains as oil peaks above US$78

TORONTO — A big drop in the technology sector led Canada's main stock index to fall to its lowest level since July even as energy rose as crude oil prices hit highs not seen since 2014.
Oil prices hit seven-year highs; US$100 oil possible this winter, experts say

Oil prices hit seven-year highs; US$100 oil possible this winter, experts say

CALGARY — Crude oil worth US$100 per barrel could be possible this winter, according to industry experts who have been watching prices rally this fall to territory not seen in seven years.
Biden lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics

Biden lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday reversed a ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics, lifting a Trump-era restriction as political and legal battles over abortion grow sharper from Texas to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage

Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms were down across wide swathes of the world Monday. Facebook's internal systems used by employees also went down.
Home demand still outstrips supply in Metro Vancouver but price hikes slow: report

Home demand still outstrips supply in Metro Vancouver but price hikes slow: report

VANCOUVER — Home sales across Metro Vancouver remained well above the 10-year average in September, but the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says prices haven't climbed as sharply.