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Equifax Canada exploring use of payday loan data in credit score calculation

Equifax Canada exploring use of payday loan data in credit score calculation

TORONTO — Equifax Canada says it's exploring how using payday loan data could affect people's credit scores.
Relief greets federal order to fix benzene leaks after plastics plant pollution

Relief greets federal order to fix benzene leaks after plastics plant pollution

OTTAWA — Feelings of hope and relief flooded Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Sarnia, Ont.
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (22,465.37, up 165.54 points): Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down two cents, or 0.04 per cent, to $50.04 on 16.2 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite rises as oil and copper climb, U.S. markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite rises as oil and copper climb, U.S. markets mixed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rose on Friday, helped by gains in energy and base metal stocks as the prices of oil and copper climbed, while U.S. markets were mixed.
ISS supports Gildan nominees put forward by activist shareholder Browning West

ISS supports Gildan nominees put forward by activist shareholder Browning West

MONTREAL — Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. is throwing its support behind a slate of board nominees and a former chief executive that dissident Gildan Activewear Inc. shareholders have been fighting to see run the company.
A former OpenAI leader says safety has 'taken a backseat to shiny products' at the AI company

A former OpenAI leader says safety has 'taken a backseat to shiny products' at the AI company

A former OpenAI leader who resigned from the company earlier this week said Friday that safety has “taken a backseat to shiny products” at the influential artificial intelligence company.
P.E.I. considers banning people born after certain date from buying tobacco products

P.E.I. considers banning people born after certain date from buying tobacco products

CHARLOTTETOWN — In a bold bid to stop young people from smoking, health officials in P.E.I. are proposing a ban on tobacco sales to anyone born after a certain date.
Employees at Alabama Mercedes plants vote 56% against union, slowing UAW effort in South

Employees at Alabama Mercedes plants vote 56% against union, slowing UAW effort in South

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Workers at two Mercedes-Benz factories near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, voted overwhelmingly against joining the United Auto Workers on Friday, a setback in the union’s drive to organize plants in the historically nonunion South.
Stock market today: Wall Street drifts higher; Dow has its first close above 40,000

Stock market today: Wall Street drifts higher; Dow has its first close above 40,000

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks drifted to a mostly higher close on Wall Street, marking their fourth winning week in a row. The S&P 500 rose 0.1% Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.3% to close above 40,000 points for the first time.
Health professionals take climate action to care for patients and the planet

Health professionals take climate action to care for patients and the planet

From new plant-leaning hospital menus tofewer surgical gloves and single-use syringes, health-care professionals are finding ways to combat waste and pollutants. Dr.
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