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Hong Kong halts use of Pfizer vaccine, cites defective lids

Hong Kong halts use of Pfizer vaccine, cites defective lids

Hong Kong suspended use of the Pfizer vaccine Wednesday after its Chinese distributor informed the city that one batch had defective bottle lids.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks regulation, hiring and expansion in Canada

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks regulation, hiring and expansion in Canada

TORONTO — Microsoft's chief executive says Canada's technology sector is talent-rich and a player on the global scene but he wants policy-makers to weigh regulatory effects on innovation when making decisions.
Ontario to reveal 2021 budget today, expected to announce more pandemic spending

Ontario to reveal 2021 budget today, expected to announce more pandemic spending

TORONTO — Ontario will deliver its 2021-22 budget today, its second spending package during the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Doug Ford says the budget will focus on economic recovery and fighting the pandemic.
China summons foreign diplomats in protest over sanctions

China summons foreign diplomats in protest over sanctions

BEIJING — China on Tuesday said it summoned foreign diplomats in protest after the United States, the European Union, Canada and Britain jointly imposed sanctions on senior Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses in China’s far western Xin
Utah governor signs divisive measure to require porn filters

Utah governor signs divisive measure to require porn filters

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is a step closer to requiring all cellphones and tablets sold in the conservative state to automatically block pornography after the Republican governor signed legislation Tuesday that critics call a significant intrusion of fre
'The Bachelor' ends controversial season with ratings high

'The Bachelor' ends controversial season with ratings high

NEW YORK — ABC “The Bachelor” ended a season that had as much drama off the set as on with its most-watched episode of the year and final appearance of host Chris Harrison — at least for a while. The pre-taped season finale with Harrison reached 6.
Infrastructure Bank chief clashes with MPs over private-sector investment

Infrastructure Bank chief clashes with MPs over private-sector investment

The head of the Canada Infrastructure Bank clashed with members of Parliament at a committee hearing on Tuesday about whether the federal financing agency was living up to its mandate of generating private-sector funding for its investments.
Ontario to reveal budget Wednesday, spending will focus on COVID-19 recovery

Ontario to reveal budget Wednesday, spending will focus on COVID-19 recovery

TORONTO — Ontario will unveil a budget Wednesday that's expected to focus on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, although it remains unclear if it will chart a path to balance.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,669.80, down 145.33 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down five cents, or 6.02 per cent, to 78 cents on 23.
North American stock markets fall on anniversary of pandemic low point

North American stock markets fall on anniversary of pandemic low point

TORONTO — North American stock markets fell as concerns rose about a third wave of COVID-19, a year to the day since hitting a bottom during the early stages of the unprecedented health crisis. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 145.