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China eases anti-COVID measures following protests

China eases anti-COVID measures following protests

BEIJING (AP) — China rolled back rules on isolating people with COVID-19 and dropped virus test requirements for some public places Wednesday in a dramatic change to a strategy that confined millions of people to their homes and sparked protests and
Bank of Canada to announce interest rate decision this morning

Bank of Canada to announce interest rate decision this morning

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is expected to raise its key interest rate today, making it the seventh consecutive time it does so this year. The central bank will publish its rate decision at 10 a.m.
Asia stocks lower as China scales back many COVID curbs

Asia stocks lower as China scales back many COVID curbs

Shares fell in Asia on Wednesday with Hong Kong's benchmark down more than 2% even as Beijing announced it was drastically scaling back its “zero-COVID" policies , shifting away from trying to isolate every single case.
Speedier drug approvals hit slowdown as FDA faces scrutiny

Speedier drug approvals hit slowdown as FDA faces scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expedited drug approvals slowed this year as the Food and Drug Administration's controversial accelerated pathway came under new scrutiny from Congress, government watchdogs and some of the agency’s own leaders.
Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s company was convicted of tax fraud Tuesday for helping executives dodge taxes on extravagant perks such as Manhattan apartments and luxury cars, a repudiation of financial practices at the former president’s business as
Jazzy 'Charlie Brown Christmas' swings on after 57 years

Jazzy 'Charlie Brown Christmas' swings on after 57 years

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mendelson family would love to find the envelope where their father, Lee, scribbled some lyrics to jazz musician Vince Guaraldi's composition “Christmas Time is Here” for an animated TV special featuring the “Peanuts” gang in 1965
Brendan Fraser is back. But to him, 'I was never far away'

Brendan Fraser is back. But to him, 'I was never far away'

NEW YORK (AP) — In a darkened hotel room in New York's Soho neighborhood, Brendan Fraser kindly greets a reporter with an open plastic bag in his hand.
San Francisco police can't use deadly robots for now

San Francisco police can't use deadly robots for now

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to put the brakes on a controversial policy that would let police use robots for deadly force.
38 women accuse James Toback of sexual misconduct in lawsuit

38 women accuse James Toback of sexual misconduct in lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — More than three dozen women have filed a lawsuit in New York against writer and director James Toback, accusing him of sexual abuse.

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 (19,990.17, down 252.09 points): Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down $1.30, or 3.1 per cent, to $40.93 on 21.8 million shares.
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