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Prosecution casts Elizabeth Holmes as a brazen con artist

Prosecution casts Elizabeth Holmes as a brazen con artist

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal prosecutor on Thursday described Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes as a shameless fraudster who duped investors and patents while concealing dangerous defects in her startup's blood-testing technology.
Travel industry pressed regulator on flight refunds in early days of pandemic: emails

Travel industry pressed regulator on flight refunds in early days of pandemic: emails

The relationship between Canada's airline watchdog and the travel industry is under scrutiny after the release of emails from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in which industry executives pressed regulators to back their position against issui
Feds name housing priorities, eye foreign buyers ban on non-recreational residences

Feds name housing priorities, eye foreign buyers ban on non-recreational residences

Justin Trudeau has handed his housing minister a series of tasks — including some targeting foreign buyers — in an attempt to make home ownership a reality for more Canadians.
Congress approves import ban targeting forced labor in China

Congress approves import ban targeting forced labor in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators gave final congressional approval Thursday to a bill barring imports from China’s Xinjiang region unless businesses can prove they were produced without forced labor, overcoming initial hesitation from the White House and w
Legal cannabis sales overtake illicit market for first time in Ontario: OCS

Legal cannabis sales overtake illicit market for first time in Ontario: OCS

TORONTO — New data shows sales made through Ontario’s legal cannabis channels have overtaken those made through the illicit market for the first time ever. The Ontario Cannabis Store said in its second-quarter report released this week that 54.
Desjardins settles 2019 data breach class-action lawsuit for up to nearly $201M

Desjardins settles 2019 data breach class-action lawsuit for up to nearly $201M

MONTREAL — Financial services firm Desjardins Group will pay up to nearly $201 million to settle a class-action lawsuit related to a data breach in 2019 that affected nearly 9.7 million Canadians.
Resolute Forest Products indefinitely idling pulp and paper operations at U.S. mill

Resolute Forest Products indefinitely idling pulp and paper operations at U.S. mill

MONTREAL — Resolute Forest Products Inc. is indefinitely idling its pulp and paper operations at its mill in Calhoun, Tenn., affecting 350 employees.
UK raises interest rates as central banks focus on inflation

UK raises interest rates as central banks focus on inflation

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom's central bank on Thursday became the first in a major advanced economy to raise interest rates since the coronavirus pandemic began, as banks controlling monetary policy around the globe shift their focus from stimul
Donation of shares gaining in popularity after a year of strong market gains

Donation of shares gaining in popularity after a year of strong market gains

TORONTO — David Brady and his spouse are ramping up their charitable donations this year by handing over some of their best-performing stocks.

EU drug agency gives advice on use of Pfizer COVID-19 pill

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union drug regulator issued advice Thursday on the use of Pfizer’s experimental pill to treat COVID-19 to countries where authorities may want to use it before it is officially authorized amid surging infect
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