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Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant near Greensboro, NC

Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant near Greensboro, NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Toyota announced on Monday that it plans to build a $1.
Man charged in death of Jacqueline Avant, music icon’s wife

Man charged in death of Jacqueline Avant, music icon’s wife

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed charges Monday against a 29-year-old man in the fatal shooting of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, last week at their Beverly Hills home.
Truck company offering $10,000 to vaccinated drivers as Jan. 15 deadline nears

Truck company offering $10,000 to vaccinated drivers as Jan. 15 deadline nears

MONTREAL — Amid an ongoing labour shortage, a Canadian logistics company is offering a $10,000 bonus to all truck drivers who have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by mid-January.
Newspaper publisher SaltWire offering employee buyouts

Newspaper publisher SaltWire offering employee buyouts

HALIFAX — East Coast newspaper publisher SaltWire Network Inc. is offering voluntary buyouts and an option of reduced hours for employees.

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 (20,861.10, up 227.83 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 81 cents, or 2.67 per cent, to $31.10 on 32.4 million shares.
Stock markets rally on hopes about Omicron variant as crude oil prices climb

Stock markets rally on hopes about Omicron variant as crude oil prices climb

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index surged as reassurances about the latest COVID-19 variant powered the energy sector higher and prompted a broad-based rally. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 227.83 points to 20,861.10.
Backlogs build as CN trains start to roll again after B.C. tracks repaired

Backlogs build as CN trains start to roll again after B.C. tracks repaired

MONTREAL — Amid growing backlogs, Canadian National Railway Co. trains are moving through southern British Columbia again after extensive flooding over the last three weeks.
Toronto committee pushes to ban robots from sidewalks, bike paths

Toronto committee pushes to ban robots from sidewalks, bike paths

TORONTO — A Toronto committee is pushing for the city to ban some robots and other automated or remote controlled devices from sidewalks, bike paths and pedestrian ways.
Banks and insurers secure approval for virtual AGMs, raising participation concerns

Banks and insurers secure approval for virtual AGMs, raising participation concerns

TORONTO — Canada's big banks and insurers said Monday they have secured approval to host virtual annual meetings again next year, raising concerns about how those meetings may be run.
Federal government says Canada border testing contracts worth up to $631 million

Federal government says Canada border testing contracts worth up to $631 million

HALIFAX — When Halifax-based blogger and social media influencer Kayla Short pulled up to a Canada-U.S. land border last month, she was prepared.