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FDA delays decision on e-cigarettes from vaping giant Juul

FDA delays decision on e-cigarettes from vaping giant Juul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday delayed a high-stakes decision on whether to permit bestselling vaping brand Juul to stay on the market, while banning the sale of thousands of other electronic cigarettes.
Canadian banks look to U.S. for growth amid strong economic recovery

Canadian banks look to U.S. for growth amid strong economic recovery

TORONTO — Canadian bank CEOs say they are looking to grow their U.S. operations as the country shows a strong economic rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elizabeth Holmes drawn as villain, underdog as trial begins

Elizabeth Holmes drawn as villain, underdog as trial begins

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Big tree on your property? Best to check your insurance coverage before it comes down

Big tree on your property? Best to check your insurance coverage before it comes down

CALGARY — When a severe storm ripped through parts of southern Ontario on Aug. 26, the old maple tree in Valerie Falcone's front yard was one of the casualties. "I would say half of it was just blown down.
US jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

US jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant has yet to lead to widespread layoffs.
Empire Co. Ltd. reports $188.5M first-quarter profit, sales up from year ago

Empire Co. Ltd. reports $188.5M first-quarter profit, sales up from year ago

STELLARTON, N.S. — Empire Co. Ltd., which owns the Sobeys and Safeway grocery chains, says it earned $188.5 million in its latest quarter The grocery retailer says its profit amounted to 70 cents per share for the quarter ended July 31.
European Central Bank easing emergency pandemic support

European Central Bank easing emergency pandemic support

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank says it is dialing back some of its massive emergency pandemic support for the economy.
Dollarama reports $146.2M Q2 profit, up from $142.5M a year ago, sales up

Dollarama reports $146.2M Q2 profit, up from $142.5M a year ago, sales up

MONTREAL — Dollarama Inc. reported a second-quarter profit of $146.2 million, up from a profit of $142.5 million in the same quarter last year.
Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Thursday it is extending a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and 18 other areas until the end of September as health care systems remain under severe strain, although new infections have slowed slightly.
Suncor to increase stake in White Rose offshore oilfield subject to restart decision

Suncor to increase stake in White Rose offshore oilfield subject to restart decision

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. says it is looking to increase its ownership stake in the White Rose offshore oilfield to 40 per cent from 27.5 per cent. Suncor says the deal depends on Cenovus Energy Inc.