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FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of the extra shots.
Former US defense secretary testifies in Holmes fraud trial

Former US defense secretary testifies in Holmes fraud trial

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S.
Fed: On track to slow support for economy later this year

Fed: On track to slow support for economy later this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Fed plans to announce as early as November that it will start withdrawing the extraordinary support it unleashed after the coronavirus paralyzed the economy 18 months a
BlackBerry net loss surges to US$144 million in Q2 as revenue drops 32 per cent

BlackBerry net loss surges to US$144 million in Q2 as revenue drops 32 per cent

WATERLOO, ONTARIO — BlackBerry Ltd. says its net loss surged to US$144 million in its latest quarter as revenues fell 32 per cent. The Waterloo, Ont., based company, which reports in U.S.
Alberta's premier faces down restive United Conservative caucus over COVID-19 crisis

Alberta's premier faces down restive United Conservative caucus over COVID-19 crisis

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has faced down a restive and divided United Conservative Party caucus, focusing on COVID-19 while managing to avoid a straw vote on his leadership.
Commodities propel S&P/TSX composite to best day in two months, U.S. markets also up

Commodities propel S&P/TSX composite to best day in two months, U.S. markets also up

TORONTO — Commodities propelled Canada's main stock index to its best day in two months, while the Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates will increase earlier than expected as the economic recovery continues.
Nigeria-born designer Joy Meribe opens Milan Fashion Week

Nigeria-born designer Joy Meribe opens Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — Nigeria-born designer Joy Meribe opened Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday with her debut runway collection, a concrete success for a movement to promote diversity in Italian fashion just a year after launching.
Aurora Cannabis to close Edmonton facility, says 8% of its workforce to be impacted

Aurora Cannabis to close Edmonton facility, says 8% of its workforce to be impacted

Aurora Cannabis Inc. said eight per cent of its global workforce will be impacted by the forthcoming closure of one of its Alberta facilities.
Fendi, Del Core lead Milan fashion's runway return

Fendi, Del Core lead Milan fashion's runway return

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s fashion capital is again alive with the sound of shoppers swarming boutiques and editors filling socially distanced fashion week venues, a sign of a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel.
The Globe and Mail wins the most 2020 SABEW awards, The Canadian Press wins two

The Globe and Mail wins the most 2020 SABEW awards, The Canadian Press wins two

The Globe and Mail led news outlets for reporting awards from the Canadian chapter of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, with 12 silver and gold medals at the 2020 awards.