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'Tenet' launches with $53M in overseas gambit at box office

'Tenet' launches with $53M in overseas gambit at box office

NEW YORK — The first wave of big new movies released since the beginning of the pandemic, including Christopher Nolan's “Tenet” and the long-delayed “X-Men” spinoff “The New Mutants," arrived in theatres over the weekend, testing the waters of a radi

Classical agency Columbia Artists says it will shut down

NEW YORK — Columbia Artists Management Inc., one of the leading agencies representing classical music performers, says it is shutting down. A statement emailed Saturday to CAMI artists said the agency is closing its doors Monday.
Co-working companies adjust to running shared workspaces in a pandemic

Co-working companies adjust to running shared workspaces in a pandemic

TORONTO — Flexible short-term workspaces from companies like WeWork, Spaces or Regus were once hailed as the future of the office as more people branched off into startups, freelance and gig work that allowed them to work from anywhere, with only int
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Couche-Tard results Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
UAE formally ends Israel boycott amid US-brokered deal

UAE formally ends Israel boycott amid US-brokered deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The ruler of the United Arab Emirates issued a decree Saturday formally ending the country's boycott of Israel amid a U.S.-brokered deal to normalize relations between the two countries.

Fans hope Marvel comic book improves Native representation

Past portrayals of Native American or Indigenous comic book superheroes would often follow the same checklist — mystical powers, an ability to talk to animals and a costume of either a headdress or a loincloth. “Poor research was done.
Abe says 'gut wrenching' resignation leaves goals unfinished

Abe says 'gut wrenching' resignation leaves goals unfinished

TOKYO — Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said he is stepping down because a chronic health problem has resurfaced. He told reporters Friday that it was “gut wrenching” to leave many of his goals unfinished.
WestJet, Vancouver airport launch pilot project to test passengers for COVID-19

WestJet, Vancouver airport launch pilot project to test passengers for COVID-19

WestJet passengers in Vancouver may soon be taking COVID-19 tests before takeoff. WestJet Airlines Ltd.
Canadian loonie flies higher as markets digest Fed's inflation-tolerant policy

Canadian loonie flies higher as markets digest Fed's inflation-tolerant policy

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar shot up on Friday as North American markets continued to react to the U.S. Federal Reserve's new inflation-tolerant monetary policy, revealed in a Thursday speech by chair Jerome Powell.

Ontario to freeze rent for some families, promising new bill this fall

TORONTO — Ontario says it will introduce legislation this fall to freeze rent for some families next year. Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark's office says in a statement that the proposed rent increase for 2021 was to have been 1.5 per cent.