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Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates.
Oregon officials ask public help to find killers of 8 wolves

Oregon officials ask public help to find killers of 8 wolves

Officials in Oregon are asking for public assistance to locate the person or persons responsible for poisoning eight wolves in the eastern part of the state earlier this year.
Port of Vancouver truck drivers strike averted after agreement reached

Port of Vancouver truck drivers strike averted after agreement reached

VANCOUVER — A container truck driver strike at two companies serving the Port of Vancouver that was set to begin Friday will be avoided.
Rogers hires former Videotron boss to head home and business division

Rogers hires former Videotron boss to head home and business division

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. says it has hired the former head of Quebecor's Videotron as president of its home and business division. Robert Dépatie will join the Toronto-based telecommunications giant on Monday.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,762.03, up 297.43 points.) Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 33 cents, or 1.43 per cent, to $23.40 on 20.
S&P/TSX composite has best day in 10 months after plunging due to COVID worries

S&P/TSX composite has best day in 10 months after plunging due to COVID worries

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index climbed nearly 1.5 per cent on its best day in 10 months amid a broad-based rally with strength in financials despite uncertainty about the latest COVID-19 variant. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 297.
Man arrested in death of Jacqueline Avant, music icon’s wife

Man arrested in death of Jacqueline Avant, music icon’s wife

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
TD Bank Group shares rise as it reports $3.8B Q4 profit, raises quarterly dividend

TD Bank Group shares rise as it reports $3.8B Q4 profit, raises quarterly dividend

TORONTO — TD Bank Group shares climbed almost five per cent Thursday afternoon after the bank reported fourth-quarter earnings that surprised to the upside and it raised its dividend by 13 per cent. The bank's stock closed up $4.52 or 4.
Sports betting ads: Industry weighs how much is too much?

Sports betting ads: Industry weighs how much is too much?

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — If you've turned on a television in the last three years, chances are you've been inundated with advertisements for sports betting, and not only during game broadcasts.
Oilpatch keeping the lid on spending amid record-setting output

Oilpatch keeping the lid on spending amid record-setting output

CALGARY — Canadian oil and gas companies have been hesitant to loosen the purse strings in spite of this fall's commodity price boom, and the arrival of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant may help to explain why.