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Pedro Almodóvar warns against algorithms in Instagram row

Pedro Almodóvar warns against algorithms in Instagram row

MADRID (AP) — Declaring “victory” over Instagram after a controversial poster for his upcoming film was censored and then reinstated, Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar said Thursday that society must be alert to the power of algorithms in deciding wha
Durst says he lied to police about night wife disappeared

Durst says he lied to police about night wife disappeared

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Real estate heir Robert Durst testified Wednesday that he has changed his mind many times about whether he actually saw his wife step onto a commuter train for Manhattan on the night she disappeared in 1982, and said he lied to pol
California requires vaccines, tests for teachers and staff

California requires vaccines, tests for teachers and staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California will become the first state in the nation to require all teachers and school staff to get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing, as schools return from summer break amid growing concerns about the highly contag

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 (20,554.01, up 58.27 points.) Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 36 cents, or 1.43 per cent, to $25.50 on 18.
Linamar swings to $108 million profit in second quarter as markets rebound

Linamar swings to $108 million profit in second quarter as markets rebound

GUELPH, Ont. — Linamar Corp. says it swung to a profit in the second quarter as the diversified manufacturer saw key sectors recover from the impacts of COVID-19. The Guelph, Ont.-based company says it had net earnings of $108 million or $1.
S&P/TSX composite closes at record high, U.S. markets mixed after inflation report

S&P/TSX composite closes at record high, U.S. markets mixed after inflation report

Rising commodity values helped lift Canada’s main stock exchange to a record close Wednesday, while U.S. markets were mixed following an inflation report that missed expectations.
Polish lawmakers pass bill seen as limiting media freedom

Polish lawmakers pass bill seen as limiting media freedom

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s parliament voted Wednesday in favor of a bill that would force Discovery Inc., the U.S.
'Jeopardy!' producer Richards named host; role for Bialik

'Jeopardy!' producer Richards named host; role for Bialik

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After weeks of guest hosts on “Jeopardy!” that included celebrities from TV, sports and journalism, the daily syndicated quiz show chose its executive producer, Mike Richards, as the successor to beloved host Alex Trebek.

Russia: Black Sea oil spill much bigger than first thought

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Wednesday opened a criminal probe into an oil spill off the country's Black Sea coast that appeared to be far bigger than initially expected and left traces of pollution along the scenic coastline.
National Bank CEO Louis Vachon to retire, Laurent Ferreira named successor

National Bank CEO Louis Vachon to retire, Laurent Ferreira named successor

MONTREAL — National Bank of Canada chief executive Louis Vachon will retire at the end of October after nearly 15 years in the job, the bank said Wednesday. Chief operating officer Laurent Ferreira will replace him in the top post starting Nov.