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Retail and grocery magnate W. Galen Weston dead at 80 after 'long illness'

Retail and grocery magnate W. Galen Weston dead at 80 after 'long illness'

TORONTO — Canadian retail kingpin and philanthropist W. Galen Weston has died at age 80, George Weston Ltd. announced Tuesday. The Toronto-based company said he died peacefully at home Monday after "a long illness faced with courage and dignity.
US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Alberta's top doctor says new restrictions loom as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

Alberta's top doctor says new restrictions loom as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says new public-health restrictions might be needed if high daily COVID-19 case counts continue. Dr.

Colorado to auction off cannabis-themed license plates

DENVER — Cannabis-themed license plates in Colorado are being auctioned off to the highest bidder in a fundraiser for the Colorado Disability Funding Committee.
Fed leaders agree: Economics has a racial-disparity problem

Fed leaders agree: Economics has a racial-disparity problem

WASHINGTON — Top Federal Reserve policymakers on Tuesday underscored their concern that Black and Hispanic people are sharply underrepresented in the economics field, which lessens the perspectives that economists can bring to key policy issues.
Air Canada's government aid deal needs stricter terms, passenger advocate says

Air Canada's government aid deal needs stricter terms, passenger advocate says

TORONTO — One of Canada's best-known advocates for passenger rights said Tuesday that taxpayers don't have enough security in the $5.
S&P/TSX composite ekes out slight rise, 'appetite for risk' lifts Nasdaq, S&P 500

S&P/TSX composite ekes out slight rise, 'appetite for risk' lifts Nasdaq, S&P 500

TORONTO — An "unrelenting appetite for risk" by investors offset higher-than-expected U.S. inflation data and news of a major setback for a maker of COVID-19 vaccines, as some U.S. markets outperformed Canada's main stock index.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,203.70, up 2.42 points.) Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Down 48 cents, or 0.57 per cent, to $83.12 on 16.
US investigating possible air bag failures in GM vehicles

US investigating possible air bag failures in GM vehicles

DETROIT — The U.S. government's highway safety agency is investigating complaints that the air bags may not inflate in a crash on thousands of General Motors vehicles.
Dutch govt says it's too early to start easing the lockdown

Dutch govt says it's too early to start easing the lockdown

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government on Tuesday presented a roadmap for relaxing coronavirus lockdown measures, but caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte stressed that it is still too early to ease restrictions.