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Third class-action certified against Aviva over COVID-19 coverage for lost business

Third class-action certified against Aviva over COVID-19 coverage for lost business

TORONTO — An Ontario court has certified a third class action lawsuit against Aviva Insurance Company of Canada on behalf of policyholders who suffered business interruption losses as a result of COVID-19.
Emmy ratings up to 7.4 million viewers this year

Emmy ratings up to 7.4 million viewers this year

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmys accomplished what is becoming a rarity for awards shows these days, by actually increasing its viewership over the previous years. The Nielsen company estimated that 7.
Tilray to close Nanaimo office and facility months after Aphria merger

Tilray to close Nanaimo office and facility months after Aphria merger

LEAMINGTON, Ont. — Cannabis company Tilray Inc., which merged with Aphria Inc. earlier this year, says it will close a Nanaimo, B.C., office and facility.
Biden easing foreign travel restrictions, requiring vaccines

Biden easing foreign travel restrictions, requiring vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions into the U.S. beginning in November, when his administration will require all foreign nationals flying into the country to be fully vaccinated.
UBC Investment Management Trust invests $120M in reduced carbon investment fund

UBC Investment Management Trust invests $120M in reduced carbon investment fund

VANCOUVER — UBC Investment Management Trust Inc. says it is committing $120 million to a Paris Aligned reduced carbon global equity fund, on behalf of the University of British Columbia's endowment fund.

UN agency: Innovation continued even as coronavirus emerged

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s intellectual property agency said Monday that innovation marched forward last year despite the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
Businesses, enforcement bodies brace for learning curve on vaccine certificates

Businesses, enforcement bodies brace for learning curve on vaccine certificates

TORONTO — Pub manager Crystal Meikle is used to pivoting with the shifting rules for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sustainable funds release more data, details as investors seek transparency

Sustainable funds release more data, details as investors seek transparency

TORONTO — There's no one way to define sustainable investing, but more fund providers in the space are beginning to provide hard numbers to back up their claims.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Federal election: Corporate Canada, small business owners and investors alike will be watching closely Monday as the country votes in a federal election.
US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those who are