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Asia Today: China records new cases, defends response

Asia Today: China records new cases, defends response

BEIJING — China’s capital, Beijing, recorded seven more coronavirus cases on Wednesday amid a lingering outbreak in the country’s north.

Jack's back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

BEIJING — China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, Jack Ma, appeared Wednesday in an online video, ending a 2 1/2-month absence from public view that prompted speculation about the future of the e-commerce billionaire and his Alibaba Group.
Buy America: How Biden's Made-in-America plan could impact Canadian companies

Buy America: How Biden's Made-in-America plan could impact Canadian companies

Canadian companies that bid on American government contracts could be cut out of the procurement process if Joe Biden follows through on his Buy American plan after he becomes U.S. president today, according to business and trade experts.
Fierce California winds fan fires, topple trees and trucks

Fierce California winds fan fires, topple trees and trucks

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Months-old embers from a deadly California fire were blown back to life Tuesday by powerful winds that raked the state and prompted safety blackouts to tens of thousands of people.
Wattpad to be sold to South Korean internet giant Naver for US$600 million

Wattpad to be sold to South Korean internet giant Naver for US$600 million

TORONTO — One of Canada's most prominent technology darlings is being sold to a South Korean internet conglomerate in a US$600-million deal. Toronto-based online storytelling company Wattpad Corp.
Netflix's big 4Q lifts video service above 200M subscribers

Netflix's big 4Q lifts video service above 200M subscribers

SAN RAMON, Calif.
Italian PM wins crucial vote in Senate with very thin margin

Italian PM wins crucial vote in Senate with very thin margin

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte squeaked through a crucial Senate confidence vote Tuesday night, allowing him to keep his wobbly coalition afloat but failing to secure the reliable support needed from lawmakers to help him effectively govern th

Natural gas terminal plans in Oregon hit snag over permit

PORTLAND, Ore.
Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback

Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback

WASHINGTON — In a last-minute slap at President Donald Trump, a federal appeals court struck down one of his administration’s most momentous climate rollbacks on Tuesday, saying officials acted illegally in issuing a new rule that eased federal regul

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,957.37, up 12.49 points.) Zenabis Global Inc. (TSX:ZENA). Health care. Unchanged at 11 cents on 17.6 million shares. BlackBerry Ltd.