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Mexico clears ex-defence secretary of all US accusations

MEXICO CITY — Mexican prosecutors on Thursday declared completely unfounded the U.S. case against a former defence secretary arrested on drug charges in the United States and then returned under pressure from the Mexican government.

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 (17,958.09, up 23.35 points.) Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up $2.55, or 20.08 per cent, to $15.25 on 17.9 million shares.
North American stock markets flat ahead of Biden stimulus speech; loonie at 79 cents

North American stock markets flat ahead of Biden stimulus speech; loonie at 79 cents

TORONTO — The loonie climbed to its highest level in nearly three years Thursday on anticipation that a global economic recovery will drive global demand for Canadian commodities. The Canadian dollar traded for 79.
Aphria excited about Biden, U.S. legalization as it reports Q2 loss

Aphria excited about Biden, U.S. legalization as it reports Q2 loss

TORONTO — Aphria Inc. chief executive Irwin Simon is seeing green as Democrat Joe Biden prepares to be sworn in as president of the United States next week. Simon said Thursday that he has his sights set on the burgeoning U.S.
UFC won't punish fighters for marijuana use in policy change

UFC won't punish fighters for marijuana use in policy change

The UFC will no longer punish fighters for using marijuana in most cases, making a major change to its anti-doping policy.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,934.74, down 51.06 points.) Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Consumer staples. Down $4.21, or 10.19 per cent, to $37.
NB Liquor and Cannabis NB report third quarter sales increases and profits

NB Liquor and Cannabis NB report third quarter sales increases and profits

FREDERICTON — NB Liquor and Cannabis NB are both reporting third quarter revenue increases. The two Crown corporations released their third quarter figures Wednesday for the period ending Dec. 27, 2020.
Spain: Snow adds to misery in Madrid slum area without power

Spain: Snow adds to misery in Madrid slum area without power

MADRID — As record snowfall and sub-freezing temperatures enveloped much of normally temperate Spain, few residents suffered as severely as the thousands who live in La Cañada Real Galiana, a mega-shantytown outside Madrid that is ranked as one of th
Surveys suggest half of cannabis users have increased habit amid COVID-19 pandemic

Surveys suggest half of cannabis users have increased habit amid COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — New data suggests half of cannabis users have increased their habit amid the pandemic, putting them at increased risk of addiction and other health problems.
Kansas House Dems move to oust member over issues with women

Kansas House Dems move to oust member over issues with women

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators on Tuesday began the process to oust a newly elected lawmaker over multiple issues that include the 20-year-old’s rhetoric on Twitter and allegations that he harassed and threatened girls and women.