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CEO of publishing giant defends deal challenged by US gov't

CEO of publishing giant defends deal challenged by US gov't

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of publishing titan Penguin Random House on Thursday defended his company’s deal to acquire rival Simon & Schuster against the government’s claim it would thwart competition.

Polio fears rise in New York amid possible community spread

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state health officials issued a more urgent call Thursday for unvaccinated children and adults to get inoculated against polio, citing new evidence of possible “community spread” of the dangerous virus.
Quebecor second-quarter profits rise by $33.9 million, revenues drop

Quebecor second-quarter profits rise by $33.9 million, revenues drop

MONTREAL — Freedom Mobile would be much more competitive in the hands of Quebecor than if it had to operate as an independent entity, president and chief executive of Quebecor Pierre Karl Péladeau said Thursday.
Lawyer confident Mystikal will be cleared on rape charge

Lawyer confident Mystikal will be cleared on rape charge

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The attorney who represented Mystikal on rape and kidnapping charges that were dropped in late 2020 said Thursday that he is once more representing the 51-year-old rapper — and is confident that he will again be cleared.
Pembina Pipeline's profits rise on higher crude, natural gas prices

Pembina Pipeline's profits rise on higher crude, natural gas prices

CALGARY — Pembina Pipeline Corp. says it earned $418 million in the second quarter, reflecting higher natural gas liquids (NGL) and crude oil prices and margins, as well as rising volumes on its key pipeline systems.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,577.04, up 31.10 points.) Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down $1.10, or 1.94 per cent, to $55.61 on 15.9 million shares.
Environmental groups protest proposals to build LNG terminals on Canada's East Coast

Environmental groups protest proposals to build LNG terminals on Canada's East Coast

HALIFAX — A coalition of environmental groups is calling on Ottawa to reject any proposals to build export facilities for liquefied natural gas on Canada's East Coast, saying such projects will produce "climate-wrecking emissions.
S&P/TSX composite ticks slightly higher as investors await Friday's jobs report

S&P/TSX composite ticks slightly higher as investors await Friday's jobs report

Canada's main stock index nudged slightly higher Thursday as investors took a "wait and see" approach in advance of highly anticipated new employment data coming Friday.
'Stray': How a virtual orange tabby is helping real cats

'Stray': How a virtual orange tabby is helping real cats

NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation “Stray” doesn't just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city.
Statistics Canada to release its July labour force survey Friday

Statistics Canada to release its July labour force survey Friday

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada expects to release its labour force survey for July on Friday. The federal agency previously reported the unemployment rate hit a record-low of 4.9 per cent in June.