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Biden fires holdover head of Social Security Administration

Biden fires holdover head of Social Security Administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday fired the commissioner of Social Security after the official refused to resign, and accepted the deputy commissioner's resignation, the White House said.
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 (20,257.95, up 196.74 points.) The Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Up 95 cents, or 1.13 per cent, to $84.70 on 7.
North American stock markets rebound to end week slightly higher; loonie rises

North American stock markets rebound to end week slightly higher; loonie rises

TORONTO — North American stock markets rebounded from Thursday's steep losses to end the week slightly positive while the loonie got a lift from a strong jobs report. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 196.74 points at 20,257.
Atco to use organic waste to produce 'renewable natural gas'

Atco to use organic waste to produce 'renewable natural gas'

CALGARY — Atco Energy Solutions has announced the construction of a new facility that will use the byproducts from organic waste to produce "renewable" natural gas.
Biden tells Putin Russia must crack down on cybercriminals

Biden tells Putin Russia must crack down on cybercriminals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Friday phone call that he must “take action” against cybercriminals acting in his country and that the U.S.
Federal Reserve pledges 'powerful support' for economy

Federal Reserve pledges 'powerful support' for economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says its low interest rate policies are providing “powerful support” for the economy as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
Realtors tell renters to lock in homes before border reopens, competition stiffens

Realtors tell renters to lock in homes before border reopens, competition stiffens

TORONTO — Realtors say people on the hunt for rental properties should lock in a lease before Canada reopens its borders.
Grizzly shot, killed after fatal attack of California woman

Grizzly shot, killed after fatal attack of California woman

HELENA Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials say they’ve shot, killed Montana grizzly bear that pulled California woman from tent, killing her.
Cybersecurity insurance rates likely to rise amid escalating ransomware attacks

Cybersecurity insurance rates likely to rise amid escalating ransomware attacks

TORONTO — Companies looking to purchase insurance against cyberattacks in which their data is held for ransom will soon find it more expensive and difficult to obtain, according to a cybersecurity expert.
National employment numbers for June from Statistics Canada, at a glance

National employment numbers for June from Statistics Canada, at a glance

OTTAWA — A quick look at Canada's June employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 7.8 per cent (8.2) Employment rate: 60.1 per cent (59.4) Participation rate: 65.2 per cent (64.
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