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Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,545.81, up 2.38 points.) TC Energy Corp. (TSX:TRP). Energy. Down $1.34, or 2.55 per cent, to $51.28 on 6.5 million shares.
Paying down debt No. 1 financial goal of Canadians for 2021: Poll

Paying down debt No. 1 financial goal of Canadians for 2021: Poll

TORONTO — Paying down debt is the No. 1 financial priority of Canadians heading into the new year, according to a new survey that found many people took on more debt this year to cover day-to-day expenses and make up for lost income.
First-time homebuyers see new opportunities, challenges in pandemic economy

First-time homebuyers see new opportunities, challenges in pandemic economy

TORONTO — With mortgage rates at historic lows and price growth tapering in certain markets, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented both opportunities and challenges for first-time homebuyers.

Pure Gold Mining celebrates first gold bar from new Western Ontario mine

CALGARY — Vancouver-based Pure Gold Mining Inc. says it has poured the first gold bar from ore mined at its PureGold Mine in Western Ontario.
Ontario court says 'wisdom and efficacy' of lockdown rules 'open to question'

Ontario court says 'wisdom and efficacy' of lockdown rules 'open to question'

An Ontario court says the "wisdom and efficacy" of the province's lockdown measures allowing big box stores that happen to sell groceries to remain fully open — potentially generating more customer traffic — is "open to question.

Robots with rhythm: Boston Dynamics' dancing androids a hit

WALTHAM, Mass. — These robots have rhythm. Boston Dynamics released a video on Tuesday showing four of its robots dancing to the 1962 hit “Do You Love Me?” by The Contours, and it caught fire online.
US home contract signings at record levels in November

US home contract signings at record levels in November

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes declined last month, but was still a record high for November when a seasonal slowdown traditionally seeps into the real estate market.

Probe: Lax oversight let alleged cheats get Cyprus passport

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Authorities in Cyprus should consider stripping citizenship from a dozen individuals over their alleged involvement in acts of theft and fraud, according to the findings of a probe into 42 foreign nationals who obtained a Cypriot pa
Iranian women's group empowers amid pandemic by making masks

Iranian women's group empowers amid pandemic by making masks

TEHRAN, Iran — As the coronavirus pandemic ravages Iran, home to the Mideast’s worst outbreak, a women’s group hopes to empower its members by helping them make and sell face masks.
Two workers killed in collision at Suncor oilsands mine near Fort McMurray

Two workers killed in collision at Suncor oilsands mine near Fort McMurray

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Suncor Energy Inc. says it is standing down mine operations at an oilsands site in northern Alberta following the deaths of two workers.