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S&P/TSX composite down in early trading, U.S. stock markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite down in early trading, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index fell in early trading amid losses in the energy and metals and mining sectors, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 37.89 points at 18,185.65.
US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

WASHINGTON — Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America's consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.
CPP Investments CEO Mark Machin resigns after travelling to UAE for COVID-19 vaccine

CPP Investments CEO Mark Machin resigns after travelling to UAE for COVID-19 vaccine

TORONTO — The chief executive of the fund that manages Canada Pension Plan investments has resigned after it was revealed that he decided to travel to the United Arab Emirates, where he arranged to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Onex reports Q4 profit up, helped by private equity and credit investment gains

Onex reports Q4 profit up, helped by private equity and credit investment gains

TORONTO — Onex Corp. reported its fourth-quarter profit rose compared with a year ago, helped by gains in its private equity and credit investments. The Toronto-based private equity manager, which keeps its books in U.S.
It's a smash hit! Chinese return big-time to movie theatres

It's a smash hit! Chinese return big-time to movie theatres

BEIJING — The thrills and chills of the big screen are back big-time in the world’s largest film market.
Head of Canada's largest pension plan Machin receives COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai: memo

Head of Canada's largest pension plan Machin receives COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai: memo

TORONTO — The head of Canada's largest pension fund received a COVID-19 vaccination while on a "very personal" trip to Dubai, he told staff in an email Thursday night.
Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

NEW YORK — Is it Mr. Potato Head or not? Hasbro created confusion Thursday when it announced that it would drop the “Mr.” from the brand’s name in order to be more inclusive and so all could feel “welcome in the Potato Head world.
Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

CANBERRA, Australia — Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the Parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news.
Pembina Pipeline posts $1.2 billion loss on petrochemical, LNG project impairments

Pembina Pipeline posts $1.2 billion loss on petrochemical, LNG project impairments

CALGARY — Pembina Pipeline Corp. is reporting a $1.2 billion net fourth-quarter loss thanks mainly to $1.6 billion in non-cash after-tax impairment charges on its proposals to build an Alberta petrochemical plant and Oregon LNG export facility.
House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labour and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate.