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Manufacturing beating pre-pandemic output, leading Canada out of recession: report

Manufacturing beating pre-pandemic output, leading Canada out of recession: report

TORONTO — Manufacturing is leading the Canadian economy out of recession, but deepening trade tensions with the U.S. could stifle ongoing strong growth, a new report on Canada's economic performance amid the easing of lockdown restrictions has found.
California utility says its equipment may be linked to fire

California utility says its equipment may be linked to fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric equipment may have been involved in the start of the big Dixie Fire burning in the Sierra Nevada, the nation's largest utility reported to California regulators.
BRP preparing to resume vehicle production after fire at Mexico facility

BRP preparing to resume vehicle production after fire at Mexico facility

VALCOURT, Que. — BRP Inc. is preparing to resume production of side-by-side vehicles following a weekend fire in the storage yard of its Juarez 2 facility in Mexico.
Publisher Scholastic Inc. names Peter Warwick its new CEO

Publisher Scholastic Inc. names Peter Warwick its new CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — Scholastic Inc. has appointed a successor to longtime president and CEO Richard Robinson, who died last month. Peter Warwick, an independent director since 2014 on the children's publisher's board, will begin his new job Aug. 1.
TransAlta completes second of three planned Alberta plant conversions to natural gas

TransAlta completes second of three planned Alberta plant conversions to natural gas

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. has taken another step in its goal of becoming carbon neutral by converting the second of three planned coal-to-gas conversions at its Alberta Thermal power generation facilities near Wabamun.
Who's in? California recall candidate list draws confusion

Who's in? California recall candidate list draws confusion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The official list of who's running in California's recall election of Democratic Gov.
Top Olympic sponsor Toyota pulls Games-related TV ads

Top Olympic sponsor Toyota pulls Games-related TV ads

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota won’t be airing any Olympic-themed advertisements on Japanese television during the Tokyo Games despite being one of the IOC’s top corporate sponsors.
Australia deports commentator Hopkins for quarantine boast

Australia deports commentator Hopkins for quarantine boast

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins was deported from Australia on Monday after she boasted on social media that she planned to breach the country's quarantine rules.
‘Space Jam’ dunks on ‘Black Widow’ to take box office No. 1

‘Space Jam’ dunks on ‘Black Widow’ to take box office No. 1

“Black Widow” ceded its No. 1 spot to an unlikely foe in its second week in theaters: The Tune Squad. LeBron James, Bugs Bunny and the rest of the stars of Warner Bros.
OPEC, allies raise limits for 5 countries to end oil dispute

OPEC, allies raise limits for 5 countries to end oil dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC and allied nations agreed Sunday to raise the production limits imposed on five countries next year and boost their production by 2 million barrels per day by the end of this year, ending a dispute that roiled