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1.4B but no more? China's population growth closer to zero

1.4B but no more? China's population growth closer to zero

BEIJING — China’s weak population growth is falling closer to zero as fewer couples have children, government data showed Tuesday, adding to strains on an aging society with a shrinking workforce.
Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

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Wattpad plots expansion, additional revenue streams under new ownership

Wattpad plots expansion, additional revenue streams under new ownership

TORONTO — Online storytelling company Wattpad and its writer-users will have more chances to expand their audience — and income — after the close of its sale to an Asian media conglomerate Monday, says Allen Lau.
Sleep Country profit surges in Q1 despite more days closed from government lockdowns

Sleep Country profit surges in Q1 despite more days closed from government lockdowns

TORONTO — Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. says its net income surged in the first quarter as sales grew even though its stores were closed for more days than a year ago. The Toronto-based retailer says it earned $8.

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 (19,361.88, down 110.86 points.) Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 17 cents, or 0.66 per cent, to $26.02 on 20.
Boost in near-term funds, risk should lure more social-finance investors, Hussen says

Boost in near-term funds, risk should lure more social-finance investors, Hussen says

OTTAWA — Changes to the federal plan to finance experimental ways to deliver social services should more easily and quickly bring in needed private-sector backers for the strategy to work, says the minister on the file.
Hit by COVID, Senegal's women find renewed hope in fishing

Hit by COVID, Senegal's women find renewed hope in fishing

BARGNY, Senegal — Since her birth on Senegal’s coast, the ocean has always given Ndeye Yacine Dieng life. Her grandfather was a fisherman, and her grandmother and mother processed fish.
S&P/TSX composite drops after hitting record intraday high, loonie rises again

S&P/TSX composite drops after hitting record intraday high, loonie rises again

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index slumped after setting a record intraday high to start the trading week while the Dow Jones industrial average surpassed 35,000 for the first time. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 110.
Oilsands producers step up anti-pandemic measures as outbreaks rise in region

Oilsands producers step up anti-pandemic measures as outbreaks rise in region

CALGARY — Oilsands companies are stepping up protective measures as a spate of COVID-19 cases sweeps through the region at the same time that thousands of workers are being brought in for spring maintenance shutdowns at various plants.
US restores transgender health protections denied by Trump

US restores transgender health protections denied by Trump

WASHINGTON — The federal government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, the Biden administration declared Monday, reversing a Trump-era policy that narrowed rights at the intersection of changing social