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Milan opens 1st fashion week with no VIP guests due to virus

Milan opens 1st fashion week with no VIP guests due to virus

MILAN — Italy’s fashion chamber is opening on Friday the first Milan Fashion Week that won't have VIPS populating runway front rows, as the reality of Italy's persistent resurgence of the coronavirus has forced an all-virtual format for presenting me
December wholesale prices up 0.3% with sharp jump in energy

December wholesale prices up 0.3% with sharp jump in energy

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.3% in December led by a the biggest jump in energy costs since June.

Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has picked a former Food and Drug commissioner to lead vaccine science in his drive to put 100 million shots into the arms of Americans in his administration's first 100 days and stem the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr.
Indonesian divers find parts of crashed plane's black box

Indonesian divers find parts of crashed plane's black box

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Divers found parts of the cockpit voice recorder on Friday as more personnel joined the search for wreckage and victims from an Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea with 62 people on board.

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.

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.

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.
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.
Aphria excited about Biden, U.S. legalization as it reports Q2 loss

Aphria excited about Biden, U.S. legalization as it reports Q2 loss

TORONTO — Aphria Inc. chief executive Irwin Simon is seeing green as Democrat Joe Biden prepares to be sworn in as president of the United States next week. Simon said Thursday that he has his sights set on the burgeoning U.S.
Ontario says crews can finish ongoing home renovations, but new projects are on hold

Ontario says crews can finish ongoing home renovations, but new projects are on hold

TORONTO — Ontario homeowners who haven't started work on their renovation projects as of Jan. 12 will have to put their plans on hold under the province's new construction rules.