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North American stock markets continue record runs after last week's economic gains

North American stock markets continue record runs after last week's economic gains

TORONTO — The afterglow of last week's economic and employment gains propelled North American stock markets further along their record runs. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 100.72 points to a record close of 21,556.54 after peaking at 21,585.
Mayor says 'unreal' lineups at Alberta border crossing as restrictions lifted

Mayor says 'unreal' lineups at Alberta border crossing as restrictions lifted

COUTTS, Alta. — The mayor of a village in southern Alberta says the sun rose above the longest row of vehicles the border community had ever seen Monday a few hours after the Canada-United States border restrictions were eased.
Latest exit from Fed's board gives Biden three slots to fill

Latest exit from Fed's board gives Biden three slots to fill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Randal Quarles announced Monday that he will resign from the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors at the end of the year after completing a four-year term as its top bank regulator, opening up another vacancy on the Fed's influentia
Vaccine proof required as strict mandate takes effect in LA

Vaccine proof required as strict mandate takes effect in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — People entering a wide variety of businesses in the city of Los Angeles began having to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Monday as one of the country's strictest measures intended to slow spread of the coronavirus took effect.
Amazon cloud computing division to open second Canadian hub in Calgary region

Amazon cloud computing division to open second Canadian hub in Calgary region

CALGARY — Tech giant Amazon says it has broken ground on its second Canadian cloud-computing server hub — this one to be located in Calgary, bringing billions of dollars of investment to the region.
Musk: I'll sell 10% of Tesla stock based on Twitter poll

Musk: I'll sell 10% of Tesla stock based on Twitter poll

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Freshii signs deal to open 20 new franchise restaurants in Texas

Freshii signs deal to open 20 new franchise restaurants in Texas

TORONTO — Freshii Inc. says it has signed a deal with a hospitality operator to open 20 new restaurants in the United States over six years — the largest multi-unit franchise agreement in the company's history.
OpenText to buy Zix in deal worth US$860 million, including debt

OpenText to buy Zix in deal worth US$860 million, including debt

WATERLOO, ONT. — OpenText has signed a deal to buy U.S. company Zix Corp. Inc. in a deal valued at US$860 million, including debt. Under the deal, Ontario-based OpenText will pay US$8.50 per share in cash for the company.
Aurora Cannabis buying stake in Dutch company Growery, to provide secured loan

Aurora Cannabis buying stake in Dutch company Growery, to provide secured loan

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it has signed a deal to invest in a significant equity stake in Growery B.V., a Netherlands-based company that holds a license to participate in the country's controlled cannabis supply chain experiment.
Sun Life Financial raising quarterly dividend after OSFI lifts restrictions

Sun Life Financial raising quarterly dividend after OSFI lifts restrictions

TORONTO — Sun Life Financial Inc. is raising its dividend after a federal regulator lifted restrictions last week that were put in place in the early days of the pandemic to help protect the country's financial institutions.