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CN reinstates full-year financial outlook for 2021 as freight demand improves

CN reinstates full-year financial outlook for 2021 as freight demand improves

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway has reinstated its guidance for 2021 and increased the company's dividend by seven per cent after seeing improved demand for freight in the last three months of 2020.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,779.41, down 126.61 points.) BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Technology. Up 86 cents, or 3.75 per cent, to $23.78 on 22 million shares.
Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue.
Calgary company begins clinical trials for Canadian-made COVID vaccine candidate

Calgary company begins clinical trials for Canadian-made COVID vaccine candidate

A prospective COVID-19 vaccine touted as a made-in-Canada response has begun human clinical trials in Toronto, and the company says it's already preparing a followup that will target more infectious variants.
Energy, technology lead S&P/TSX composite to largest daily decline since mid-December

Energy, technology lead S&P/TSX composite to largest daily decline since mid-December

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index suffered its worst drop of the year Tuesday on a broad-based decline led by the energy and technology sectors. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 126.61 points to 17,779.
Environmental groups applaud Loblaw's commitment to phase out receipts with phenol

Environmental groups applaud Loblaw's commitment to phase out receipts with phenol

TORONTO — Loblaw Companies Ltd. is winning praise from a coalition of environmental, health and labour groups for its commitment to stop using receipt paper that contains a potentially dangerous chemical.

Two CBS execs shelved pending diversity investigation

NEW YORK — CBS has placed two top executives on administrative leave as it investigates charges of a hostile work environment for women and minorities at news operations in some of its largest individual stations.
Italian premier resigns, setting off scramble for new allies

Italian premier resigns, setting off scramble for new allies

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday after a key coalition ally pulled his party’s support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for consultations this week to determine if he can form a third governme
Fertilizer giant Nutrien expands use of proximity alarms to battle COVID-19 pandemic

Fertilizer giant Nutrien expands use of proximity alarms to battle COVID-19 pandemic

SASKATOON — Canadian fertilizer giant Nutrien Ltd. says it will expand its use of a proximity alarm and contact tracing technology to help protect 14,500 of its employees from the COVID-19 pandemic.
BlackBerry, GameStop shares are surging — but don't let FOMO take over, experts say

BlackBerry, GameStop shares are surging — but don't let FOMO take over, experts say

TORONTO — After shares of BlackBerry and GameStop surged this week amid hype on social media, investors may be tempted to get in on the action, even if there is no company news driving the stocks higher.