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Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

A civil rights group is suing Facebook and its executives, saying CEO Mark Zuckerberg made “false and deceptive" statements to Congress when he said the giant social network removes hate speech and other material that violates its rules.
Amazon takes early lead as union vote count gets underway

Amazon takes early lead as union vote count gets underway

Vote counting in the union push at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, is underway but a winner may not be determined until Friday.
OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson and a Las Vegas hotel-casino have settled a lawsuit alleging that unnamed employees defamed Simpson by telling a celebrity news site he had been banned from the property in November 2017 for being drunk and disruptive.

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 (19,228.87, up 99.80 points.) The Supreme Cannabis Co. Inc. (TSX:FIRE). Health care. Up 13 cents, or 49.06 per cent, to 39.
Roots reports higher profit, boost in e-commerce even as pandemic hurts sales

Roots reports higher profit, boost in e-commerce even as pandemic hurts sales

TORONTO — Roots Corp. reported a handsome profit in its last quarter as strong online sales and demand for its upscale comfort wear offset the impact of pandemic-related store closures and a dip in overall sales.
Canopy Growth signs deal worth $435 million to buy Supreme Cannabis

Canopy Growth signs deal worth $435 million to buy Supreme Cannabis

TORONTO — Canopy Growth Corp. continued its recent acquisition spree and preparation for the U.S.'s potential legalization of pot with a $435-million deal to buy the Supreme Cannabis Co. Inc. on Thursday. Smiths Falls, Ont.
Tech sector pushes TSX and U.S. stock markets higher on flattening of bond yields

Tech sector pushes TSX and U.S. stock markets higher on flattening of bond yields

TORONTO — Technology drove Canada's main stock index and U.S. markets higher on a levelling of bond yields in response to dovish comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Federal bank regulator proposes tightening test for uninsured mortgages

Federal bank regulator proposes tightening test for uninsured mortgages

OTTAWA — The federal banking regulator is proposing increased requirements to the stress test facing homebuyers with uninsured mortgages as it looks ahead to a return to pre-pandemic financial conditions with higher interest rates.
'People are going to work sick:' Third wave reignites debate over paid sick days

'People are going to work sick:' Third wave reignites debate over paid sick days

The third wave of COVID-19 cases in Canada has reignited debate over sick days, with some calling on provinces to mandate paid sick leave while others say the move could cripple businesses already struggling for survival.
Kenney tells UCP caucus COVID-19 dissent OK, breaking health rules means expulsion

Kenney tells UCP caucus COVID-19 dissent OK, breaking health rules means expulsion

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is drawing a line in the sand on the 18 members of his United Conservative Party caucus openly criticizing his COVID-19 health restrictions.