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Asia Today: Shanghai outbreak prompts 2 hospital lockdowns

Asia Today: Shanghai outbreak prompts 2 hospital lockdowns

BEIJING — Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China's best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases. Outpatient services have been suspended at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center and Renji Hospital.
Judge says Amazon won't have to restore Parler web service

Judge says Amazon won't have to restore Parler web service

Amazon won't be forced to immediately restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday against a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social media app, which is favoured by followers of former President Donald Trump. U.S.
Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA's dissolution can go forward

Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA's dissolution can go forward

NEW YORK — A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association’s bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business.
World leaders cheer US return to climate fight under Biden

World leaders cheer US return to climate fight under Biden

BERLIN — World leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned over the past four years.
Canada's movie theatre association calls out 'absurdity' of B.C. theatre closures

Canada's movie theatre association calls out 'absurdity' of B.C. theatre closures

A trade organization representing Canada's movie theatres is calling on British Columbia health officials to explain why cinemas in the province can only open if they're operating as restaurants or bars.

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 (17,916.20, down 98.71 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up 11 cents, or 16.42 per cent, to 78 cents on 26.
S&P/TSX composite down on broad-based decline led by energy; loonie rises again

S&P/TSX composite down on broad-based decline led by energy; loonie rises again

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index dropped for the first time in four trading sessions on a broad-based decline led by the energy sector. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 98.71 points to 17,916.20.
Passengers unfazed as WestJet returns Boeing 737 Max to service

Passengers unfazed as WestJet returns Boeing 737 Max to service

Passengers aboard the first Boeing 737 Max flight in Canadian airspace in nearly two years weren't overly concerned about the plane's safety, saying they trusted that regulators had addressed any issues with the aircraft.

Irving Oil lays off 60 workers from Saint John refinery, citing collapse in demand

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Irving Oil has laid off 60 workers from its Saint John refinery, saying the pandemic has had an "extreme and serious" impact on its business and industry.
US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines

US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. government has approved routes for a system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming in what could be by far the largest such network in North America, if it is developed.