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Calgary company begins clinical trials for Canadian-made COVID vaccine candidate

Calgary company begins clinical trials for Canadian-made COVID vaccine candidate

A prospective COVID-19 vaccine touted as a made-in-Canada response has begun human clinical trials in Toronto, and the company says it's already preparing a followup that will target more infectious variants.
Energy, technology lead S&P/TSX composite to largest daily decline since mid-December

Energy, technology lead S&P/TSX composite to largest daily decline since mid-December

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index suffered its worst drop of the year Tuesday on a broad-based decline led by the energy and technology sectors. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 126.61 points to 17,779.
Environmental groups applaud Loblaw's commitment to phase out receipts with phenol

Environmental groups applaud Loblaw's commitment to phase out receipts with phenol

TORONTO — Loblaw Companies Ltd. is winning praise from a coalition of environmental, health and labour groups for its commitment to stop using receipt paper that contains a potentially dangerous chemical.

Two CBS execs shelved pending diversity investigation

NEW YORK — CBS has placed two top executives on administrative leave as it investigates charges of a hostile work environment for women and minorities at news operations in some of its largest individual stations.
Italian premier resigns, setting off scramble for new allies

Italian premier resigns, setting off scramble for new allies

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday after a key coalition ally pulled his party’s support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for consultations this week to determine if he can form a third governme
Fertilizer giant Nutrien expands use of proximity alarms to battle COVID-19 pandemic

Fertilizer giant Nutrien expands use of proximity alarms to battle COVID-19 pandemic

SASKATOON — Canadian fertilizer giant Nutrien Ltd. says it will expand its use of a proximity alarm and contact tracing technology to help protect 14,500 of its employees from the COVID-19 pandemic.
BlackBerry, GameStop shares are surging — but don't let FOMO take over, experts say

BlackBerry, GameStop shares are surging — but don't let FOMO take over, experts say

TORONTO — After shares of BlackBerry and GameStop surged this week amid hype on social media, investors may be tempted to get in on the action, even if there is no company news driving the stocks higher.
Metro profit and sales up despite labour conflict, mild cold and flu season

Metro profit and sales up despite labour conflict, mild cold and flu season

MONTREAL — Against headwinds from a labour conflict and a mild cold and flu season, grocery and pharmacy retailer Metro Inc. posted higher first-quarter sales and profit on Tuesday compared with a year ago.
Hard-hit businesses get rules, Feb. 1 start date for Liberals' $1-million loan fund

Hard-hit businesses get rules, Feb. 1 start date for Liberals' $1-million loan fund

OTTAWA — Companies that want in on a new federal loan program will have to show sharp revenue declines during the pandemic and that they have already applied for other business aid.
The list of fireable offences has grown thanks to COVID-19

The list of fireable offences has grown thanks to COVID-19

One year ago, hosting a pizza party with co-workers or showing up to work with stomach bug symptoms were unthinkable in terms of fireable offences.