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S&P/TSX composite loses close to 300 points; energy stocks in the red

S&P/TSX composite loses close to 300 points; energy stocks in the red

Canada's main stock index lost close to 300 points Thursday, with energy and mining stocks bearing the brunt of the impact as investors continue to worry about the possibility of a recession. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 286.
European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for EU membership

European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for EU membership

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed Thursday to put Ukraine on a path toward EU membership, acting with uncharacteristic speed and unity to pull the embattled country further away from Russia’s influence and bind it more closely to the West.
FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Thursday ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping.
Settlement would forgive $6B for defrauded college students

Settlement would forgive $6B for defrauded college students

The Biden administration has agreed to cancel $6 billion in student loans for about 200,000 former students who say they were defrauded by their colleges, according to a proposed settlement in a Trump-era lawsuit.
Experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

Experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

NEW YORK (AP) — An expert panel backed a second COVID-19 vaccine option for kids ages 6 to 17 Thursday. Advisers to the U.S.
To reach affordability, 3.5 million more homes need to be built by 2030: CMHC

To reach affordability, 3.5 million more homes need to be built by 2030: CMHC

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) says 3.5 million more homes need to be built by 2030 to reach affordability.
'Over the top hypocrisy' of F1 oilsands protest helps Alberta's case, Kenney argues

'Over the top hypocrisy' of F1 oilsands protest helps Alberta's case, Kenney argues

WASHINGTON — The "over-the-top hypocrisy" outspoken Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel displayed on his T-shirt and helmet last weekend in Montreal is just the sort of thing Premier Jason Kenney says he needs to disprove and discredit the critics of
Child hunger a major concern as Canadians hit by soaring food prices

Child hunger a major concern as Canadians hit by soaring food prices

TORONTO — Skipping the occasional meal has become the norm for Tara Andrews, who says soaring grocery prices have made it too hard to adequately feed herself and her two teens.
Arkells tap into Canadian talents of Tegan and Sara, Lights and others for new album

Arkells tap into Canadian talents of Tegan and Sara, Lights and others for new album

TORONTO — Canadian rockers Arkells have their sights set on major homegrown collaborations for their upcoming album.
Imperial Oil signs deal with E3 Lithium to advance pilot project

Imperial Oil signs deal with E3 Lithium to advance pilot project

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. has signed a deal to help advance a lithium project in Alberta's historic Leduc oilfield. The agreement will see Imperial invest $6.