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UN agency: Innovation continued even as coronavirus emerged

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s intellectual property agency said Monday that innovation marched forward last year despite the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon -- a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.
Businesses, enforcement bodies brace for learning curve on vaccine certificates

Businesses, enforcement bodies brace for learning curve on vaccine certificates

TORONTO — Pub manager Crystal Meikle is used to pivoting with the shifting rules for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sustainable funds release more data, details as investors seek transparency

Sustainable funds release more data, details as investors seek transparency

TORONTO — There's no one way to define sustainable investing, but more fund providers in the space are beginning to provide hard numbers to back up their claims.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Federal election: Corporate Canada, small business owners and investors alike will be watching closely Monday as the country votes in a federal election.
US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those who are

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,490.36, down 111.74 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up one cent, or 0.53 per cent, to $1.90 on 84.5 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite falls to lowest level in four weeks ahead of federal election

S&P/TSX composite falls to lowest level in four weeks ahead of federal election

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed at its lowest level in nearly four weeks as its largest sectors came under pressure ahead of Monday's federal election.
France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over sub deal

France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over sub deal

PARIS (AP) — France said late Friday it was immediately recalling its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia after Australia scrapped a big French conventional submarine purchase in favor of nuclear subs built with U.S. technology.
Health-care industry, not consumers, target of vaccine brand names

Health-care industry, not consumers, target of vaccine brand names

Experts say the renaming of COVID-19 vaccines is "business as usual" since the shots could not be branded until fully authorized by Health Canada, and their not-so-usual names are the result of pharmaceutical companies marketing to health institution