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Pfizer asks US to allow COVID shots for kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer asks US to allow COVID shots for kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer asked the U.S. government Thursday to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 -- and if regulators agree, shots could begin within a matter of weeks.

Toronto Zoo says endangered orangutan is pregnant, due to give birth in April

TORONTO — The Toronto Zoo says one of its critically endangered orangutans is pregnant — the first such pregnancy at the zoo in 15 years.
Ship anchored near oil pipeline made unusual movements

Ship anchored near oil pipeline made unusual movements

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Los Angeles OKs one of strictest US vaccination mandates

Los Angeles OKs one of strictest US vaccination mandates

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles leaders on Wednesday approved one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates — a sweeping measure that requires the shots for everyone entering bars, restaurants, nail salons, gyms or even a Lakers game.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,191.66, up 8.23 points.) The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Financials. Down 39 cents, or 0.45 per cent, to $85.50 on 17.
IMF head meets with board probing data-rigging allegations

IMF head meets with board probing data-rigging allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund met on Wednesday with her agency's executive board, which is conducting an investigation into alleged data-rigging at the World Bank, the sister global lender where she was formerly was a
North American stock markets recover from early losses on U.S. debt ceiling progress

North American stock markets recover from early losses on U.S. debt ceiling progress

TORONTO — North American stock markets recovered from early losses on signs of a potential extension to the U.S. debt ceiling deadline. The day started weak with futures down about two per cent following declines on European markets.
Dow announces plans to build 'net-zero' petrochemicals facility in Alberta

Dow announces plans to build 'net-zero' petrochemicals facility in Alberta

CALGARY — Dow Inc. says it has plans to expand and decarbonize its petrochemicals site at Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. The U.S.-based chemical company says it will build a net-zero carbon emissions ethylene and derivatives complex at the site.
Canada faces wave of terminations as workplace vaccine mandates take effect: Lawyer

Canada faces wave of terminations as workplace vaccine mandates take effect: Lawyer

HALIFAX — Canada is facing a potential wave of terminations tied to mandatory workplace vaccine policies as a growing number of employers require workers to be fully inoculated against COVID-19 — or risk losing their jobs, legal experts say.
Air travel associations call for federal vaccine passport for new vaccine mandate

Air travel associations call for federal vaccine passport for new vaccine mandate

Transportation industry associations say the federal government's development of a national vaccine passport will be vital for airlines to carry out a vaccine mandate for air travellers.