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S&P/TSX composite falls on broad-based decline led by technology, materials sectors

S&P/TSX composite falls on broad-based decline led by technology, materials sectors

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index sustained its weakest performance in more than two weeks as strong economic data stoked fears of higher inflation.
Latifah's 'Equalizer' stays strong after Super Bowl premiere

Latifah's 'Equalizer' stays strong after Super Bowl premiere

LOS ANGELES — CBS' reboot of “The Equalizer” with Queen Latifah took advantage of its post-Super Bowl series premiere to continue its strong showing in prime time ratings with its second episode.

U.S. deep freeze weather boosts Canadian oil and gas producer profits and prospects

CALGARY — Canadian oil and gas producers are banking higher profits as unusually severe winter weather sidelines U.S. rivals this week and drives up demand and prices for their products.
7-Eleven's in-store alcohol plans are a new take on old model, restaurant group says

7-Eleven's in-store alcohol plans are a new take on old model, restaurant group says

7-Eleven's plans to serve alcohol in Ontario may be hard for convenience store patrons to envision. But it is actually a new take on an old format, says James Rilett, vice president of Central Canada for industry group Restaurants Canada.
NY to open amusement parks, summer camps in coming months

NY to open amusement parks, summer camps in coming months

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York is set to let amusement parks open in early April and overnight camps open this summer as long as they submit reopening plans to the state. Gov.
Fed officials expressed concerns in over slowing economy

Fed officials expressed concerns in over slowing economy

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials were convinced last month that the U.S. economy and job growth had slowed as coronavirus cases surged across the country, noting that the outlook is heavily dependent on the course of the virus.
Statistics Canada says annual inflation rate climbs to 1.0% in January

Statistics Canada says annual inflation rate climbs to 1.0% in January

OTTAWA — Canada's headline inflation barometer rose one per cent in January compared with the same month last year, accelerating from the end of 2020 and poised to go higher in the coming months.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada to pause Dash-8 production, 500 employees affected

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada to pause Dash-8 production, 500 employees affected

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. said Wednesday that it will pause production of new Dash 8-400 at its Downsview factory, as airlines re-evaluate their costs amid harsh market conditions.

Son of conservative activist charged in Capitol riot

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The son of a prominent conservative activist is accused of being inside the U.S. Capitol during the deadly riot on Jan. 6.
Man arrested in hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj's father

Man arrested in hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj's father

MINEOLA, N.Y. — A 70-year-old man arrested Wednesday in the hit-and-run death of rapper Nicki Minaj’s father stopped briefly to ask the injured man if he was OK but didn't call for help, police said.