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1st week of landmark trial against opioid distributors ends

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia fire chief who starred in an Oscar-nominated documentary about battling drug abuse in ground zero of the nation’s opioid epidemic took the stand in a landmark trial Friday against three large drug distributors.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,472.74, up 181.76 points.) Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Down 42 cents, or 1.6 per cent, to $25.85 on 20.
TSX up for 10th week with gain as weak jobs reports support continued easy money

TSX up for 10th week with gain as weak jobs reports support continued easy money

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rose for a 10th consecutive week to a record high as investors welcomed weak jobs numbers that reinforced the need for continued easy monetary policy.
TC Energy reports $1.1-billion net loss after $2.2-billion writedown on Keystone XL

TC Energy reports $1.1-billion net loss after $2.2-billion writedown on Keystone XL

CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. is reporting a first-quarter net loss of $1.1 billion after taking a $2.2-billion after-tax asset impairment charge on its cancelled Keystone XL export oil pipeline.
OSC to ban deferred sales charges on mutual funds next year

OSC to ban deferred sales charges on mutual funds next year

TORONTO — The Ontario Securities Commission is moving to ban deferred sales charges on mutual funds — a move that will harmonize the watchdog's policy on such fees with the rest of the country.
Telus CEO says it's on track to lower capital spending sharply in 2023

Telus CEO says it's on track to lower capital spending sharply in 2023

VANCOUVER — Telus Corp. chief executive Darren Entwistle said Friday that the telecommunications company will be able to reduce capital spending to $2.5 billion a year or less in 2023, after an accelerated investment plant announced this week.
Alberta's Kenney urges federal government to push U.S. for surplus COVID-19 vaccines

Alberta's Kenney urges federal government to push U.S. for surplus COVID-19 vaccines

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney is urging the federal government to push hard to bring surplus COVID-19 vaccines in from the United States.
'Will I ever have the money to pay bills?' Retail worker faces third layoff in April

'Will I ever have the money to pay bills?' Retail worker faces third layoff in April

Joyce Garant has worked since she was 15 years old. Her first job was as a hostess for McDonald's before she became a dress store manager. Then in 1987, she was hired at the Hudson's Bay in her hometown of Windsor, Ont.
Big Three's Q1 average monthly wireless bills but some fees on the rise

Big Three's Q1 average monthly wireless bills but some fees on the rise

TORONTO — Quarterly reports from Rogers, Bell Canada and Telus show their average monthly billing per mobile phone user was down in early 2021 compared with last year's first quarter.
EU leaders attend summit in person for 1st time this year

EU leaders attend summit in person for 1st time this year

PORTO, Portugal — European Union leaders and their large following of diplomats and advisers met Friday in Portugal for two days of in-person talks, signalling their belief that the threat from COVID-19 on the continent is waning amid a quickening va