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AstraZeneca: Vaccine delivery talks with EU will go ahead

BRUSSELS — AstraZeneca says it has not pulled out of talks with the European Union and plans to meet with EU officials later Wednesday in Brussels.

World shares mixed as focus turns to Federal Reserve meeting

Stocks are mixed in Europe and Asia as markets focus on the Federal Reserve policy meeting that ends Wednesday. Shares advanced in Paris and Tokyo but fell in London and Hong Kong.
'Letterkenny' inks multiple licensing deals with merchandise companies

'Letterkenny' inks multiple licensing deals with merchandise companies

Canada's breakout hit TV comedy "Letterkenny" is crossing another pop culture milestone with a slate of new merchandising deals.
AP sources: Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands

AP sources: Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S.
Democrats prep Biden's virus aid package with or without GOP

Democrats prep Biden's virus aid package with or without GOP

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are preparing to push ahead quickly on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package even if it means using procedural tools to pass the legislation on their own, leaving Republicans behind.
Biden oath second only to Reagan and Obama with TV viewers

Biden oath second only to Reagan and Obama with TV viewers

NEW YORK — The first inaugurations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama were the only ones to exceed Joe Biden's in popularity among television viewers over the past 40 years. The Nielsen company said that 33.
CN reinstates full-year financial outlook for 2021 as freight demand improves

CN reinstates full-year financial outlook for 2021 as freight demand improves

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway has reinstated its guidance for 2021 and increased the company's dividend by seven per cent after seeing improved demand for freight in the last three months of 2020.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,779.41, down 126.61 points.) BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Technology. Up 86 cents, or 3.75 per cent, to $23.78 on 22 million shares.
Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue.
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.