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UK, 4 nations fast-track review of modified COVID vaccines

UK, 4 nations fast-track review of modified COVID vaccines

LONDON — Regulators in the U.K. and four other countries have announced new rules to fast-track the development of modified COVID-19 vaccines to ensure drugmakers can move swiftly to target emerging variants of the disease.
Twitter to launch engineering hub in Canada with dozens of hires this year

Twitter to launch engineering hub in Canada with dozens of hires this year

TORONTO — Twitter Inc. will be bulking up on Canadian talent this year with a hiring spree meant to add dozens of engineers in the country to its staff. The San Francisco, Calif.
Hudson's Bay launching online marketplace, adding third-party sellers to its website

Hudson's Bay launching online marketplace, adding third-party sellers to its website

Hudson's Bay Co. hopes to transform its website into Canada’s next online shopping marketplace in a bid to position itself as a premium, home-grown alternative to e-commerce heavy hitters like Amazon.

Texas power grid CEO fired after deadly February blackouts

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas' power grid manager was fired Wednesday amid growing calls for his ouster following February's deadly blackouts that left millions of people without electricity and heat for days in subfreezing temperatures.

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 (18,320.67, down 100.93 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 14 cents, or 0.54 per cent, to $26.25 on 17 million shares.
Investor frenzy accelerates Canada stock market activity in February, TMX reports

Investor frenzy accelerates Canada stock market activity in February, TMX reports

TORONTO — Canadian stock market activity soared in February as an investor frenzy for stocks such as BlackBerry Ltd.'s was accelerated by surplus cash from COVID-19 lockdowns.
EU, Britain clash again in latest post-Brexit spat

EU, Britain clash again in latest post-Brexit spat

BRUSSELS — The European Union said Wednesday that Britain's “unilateral action" on trade rules will breach international law and is threatening legal action as post-Brexit tensions continue to escalate between the two sides.
Waterous Energy Fund declares victory in Osum Oil Sands takeover bid

Waterous Energy Fund declares victory in Osum Oil Sands takeover bid

CALGARY — Waterous Energy Fund says it has prevailed in its takeover of private junior oilsands producer Osum Oil Sands Corp. It says a total of 45.
North American stock markets fall as technology takes hit from higher bond yields

North American stock markets fall as technology takes hit from higher bond yields

TORONTO — North American stock markets lost some ground midweek as the technology and materials sectors took hits from rising bond yields. The 10-year U.S. treasury yield rose to 1.48 per cent from 1.4 per cent.
February auto sales down from year ago due to lockdowns, supply chain disruptions

February auto sales down from year ago due to lockdowns, supply chain disruptions

TORONTO — Canadian auto sales in February were down nearly 10 per cent compared with February 2020, the last full month before the lockdowns began due to the COVID-19 pandemic.