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Zelenskyy tells UK ‘freedom will win,’ pushes for warplanes

Zelenskyy tells UK ‘freedom will win,’ pushes for warplanes

LONDON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pushed for fighter jets to ensure his country's victory over Russia in a dramatic speech before the U.K.
S&P/TSX composite down in late-morning trading, U.S. stocks also lower

S&P/TSX composite down in late-morning trading, U.S. stocks also lower

TORONTO — Losses in the base metals sector helped lead Canada's main stock index lower in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets also fell. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 35.50 points at 20,689.50.
Auto industry leaders emphasize urgency of Canadian EV response as U.S. cash flows

Auto industry leaders emphasize urgency of Canadian EV response as U.S. cash flows

TORONTO — Automotive industry leaders say the need for Canada to take action on the electric vehicle transition has taken on significantly greater urgency as money starts to flow in the U.S. from massive government incentives.
Tim Hortons master franchisee in China enters deal to develop Popeyes in China

Tim Hortons master franchisee in China enters deal to develop Popeyes in China

TORONTO — The parent company of the master franchisee of Tim Hortons coffee shops in China says it has signed a deal for the exclusive development of Popeyes in mainland China and Macau. TH International Ltd.
Brookfield Asset Management fourth-quarter profit down from year ago

Brookfield Asset Management fourth-quarter profit down from year ago

TORONTO — Brookfield Asset Management Ltd. says its share of the latest quarterly profit of the asset management business it owns with Brookfield Corp. amounted to US$19 million.
Auto prices to ease but affordability still a challenge with no quick fix: experts

Auto prices to ease but affordability still a challenge with no quick fix: experts

TORONTO — Automakers have made high-profile price cuts for some of the most well-known electric cars this year, but experts say the overall sticker shock of buying vehicles will prove harder to remove.
Wall Street opens lower as more earnings reports roll in

Wall Street opens lower as more earnings reports roll in

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening modestly picky on Wall Street as traders absorb more earnings reports from big U.S. companies.

Brookfield Reinsurance to buy Argo for US$1.1 billion in cash

TORONTO — Brookfield Reinsurance has signed a deal to buy Argo Group International Holdings for US$1.1 billion in cash. Argo is a U.S. focused underwriter of specialty insurance products.
MH17 inquiry: 'Strong indications' Putin OK'd missile supply

MH17 inquiry: 'Strong indications' Putin OK'd missile supply

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators said Wednesday it found “strong indications” that Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the supply of heavy anti-aircraft weapons to Ukrainian separatists who shot down Malaysia
UK watchdog says Microsoft's Activision deal hurts gamers

UK watchdog says Microsoft's Activision deal hurts gamers

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft’s stalled $68.7 billion deal to buy video game company Activision Blizzard has hit a fresh hurdle in the United Kingdom, where the antitrust watchdog said Wednesday that it will stifle competition and hurt gamers.