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Siegfried Fischbacher, of illusion duo Siegfried & Roy, dies

Siegfried Fischbacher, of illusion duo Siegfried & Roy, dies

LAS VEGAS — Siegfried Fischbacher, namesake partner in the iconic entertainment duo Siegfried & Roy, has died in Las Vegas at age 81.

Oprah Winfrey documentary to release on Apple TV+

LOS ANGELES — Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will have a biographical documentary released on Apple TV+. The streaming platform announced Thursday a two-part documentary focusing on Winfrey’s life.

CNN’s Tapper won’t take back criticism of congressional vet

NEW YORK — CNN’s Jake Tapper, under fire for a comment questioning a Republican congressman and combat veteran’s commitment to democracy, said Thursday the criticism is an attempt to change the subject from the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Riot? Insurrection? Words matter in describing Capitol siege

Riot? Insurrection? Words matter in describing Capitol siege

NEW YORK — At first, viewed from a distance, it was a rally or protest. Then it became an assault, a riot, an insurrection, domestic terrorism or even a coup attempt.
NFL wild-card games show potential for alternate broadcasts

NFL wild-card games show potential for alternate broadcasts

LOS ANGELES — Brian Robbins directed “Varsity Blues” and was the producer of “Coach Carter,” but both of those might have been eclipsed last Sunday with Nickelodeon's successful kids-oriented broadcast of an NFL playoff game.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,958.09, up 23.35 points.) Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up $2.55, or 20.08 per cent, to $15.25 on 17.9 million shares.
Livestream performances delayed or cancelled as Ontario tightens COVID-19 rules

Livestream performances delayed or cancelled as Ontario tightens COVID-19 rules

TORONTO — Organizers behind a number of livestreaming concerts and theatre shows in Ontario say the province’s stricter stay-at-home orders have forced them to sideline an array of upcoming virtual events.
Poshmark's shares soar in debut to public markets

Poshmark's shares soar in debut to public markets

NEW YORK — Shares of Poshmark Inc. more than doubled in their stock market debut Thursday, a testament to investor enthusiasm for the online marketplace for second-hand goods. The stock soared 141%, valuing the company at $7.4 billion.
North American stock markets flat ahead of Biden stimulus speech; loonie at 79 cents

North American stock markets flat ahead of Biden stimulus speech; loonie at 79 cents

TORONTO — The loonie climbed to its highest level in nearly three years Thursday on anticipation that a global economic recovery will drive global demand for Canadian commodities. The Canadian dollar traded for 79.
New Uvagut TV to feature all programming made in Inuktut language

New Uvagut TV to feature all programming made in Inuktut language

A new Indigenous television channel featuring programming that's entirely in the Inuktut language is set to launch on Monday.