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California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

Hollywood’s theatrical business may be slowly rebounding but for some exhibitors the last year has been catastrophic.
New Mexico governor signs bill to legalize recreational pot

New Mexico governor signs bill to legalize recreational pot

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Monday legalizing recreational marijuana use within months and kicking off sales next year, making it the seventh state since November to put an end to pot prohibition.
Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about the scope of his proposed package, its tax hikes and Biden's premise that this is an i
Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in $16B deal

Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in $16B deal

Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about $16 billion.
Alberta legislature Speaker apologizes for condemning new COVID health restrictions

Alberta legislature Speaker apologizes for condemning new COVID health restrictions

EDMONTON — The Speaker of the Alberta legislature is apologizing for publicly condemning the government’s new COVID-19 health restrictions.
S&P/TSX composite falls as base metals and health-care drop, offset by financials

S&P/TSX composite falls as base metals and health-care drop, offset by financials

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed lower as weakness in base metals and cannabis companies offset gains in the financials and consumer discretionary sectors on Monday. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 26.75 points at 19,201.

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 (19,201.28, down 26.75 points.) Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Financials. Up 72 cents, or 0.87 per cent, to $83.60 on 13.
'The right thing to do:' Sobeys reinstates lockdown bonus for front-line workers

'The right thing to do:' Sobeys reinstates lockdown bonus for front-line workers

Canada's second-largest grocery retailer is reinstating a lockdown bonus for workers in areas with renewed stay-at-home orders, yet it's unclear whether competitors will follow suit. Sobeys Inc. said Monday the pay bump is "the right thing to do.
GreenFirst to buy six lumber mills and a newsprint mill from Rayonier for US$214M

GreenFirst to buy six lumber mills and a newsprint mill from Rayonier for US$214M

CALGARY — GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. says it has struck a deal to buy six lumber mills in Ontario and Quebec and a newsprint mill in Kapuskasing, Ont., for about US$214 million from subsidiaries of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.
Households expect return to pre-pandemic spending within a year, Bank of Canada says

Households expect return to pre-pandemic spending within a year, Bank of Canada says

OTTAWA — Canadian household spending will eclipse earnings in the coming months as vaccinations increase and uncertainty from the pandemic recedes, the Bank of Canada said in a report released Monday.