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Canadian companies seeing venture capital funding boom, interest in fintechs high

Canadian companies seeing venture capital funding boom, interest in fintechs high

TORONTO — Canadian companies trying to drum up venture capital during the COVID-19 pandemic raised billions more in the first half of this year than they did in previous years.
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: Insurers' earnings: Great-West Lifeco will kick off the major insurers’ Q2 earnings on Tuesday, followed by Manulife and Sun Life on Wednesday.

Union ratifies deal with Bombardier at Downsview; talks with De Havilland continue

TORONTO — Unifor says members of two of its locals have ratified an agreement with Bombardier Aviation at its Downsview plant in north Toronto.

NHL to investigate claim Sharks’ Kane bet on own games

The NHL said it will investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane’s wife that the San Jose Sharks forward bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit.

Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Florida has reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday.
Broadway to require vaccinations, masks for audience members

Broadway to require vaccinations, masks for audience members

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theatergoers will need to prove they've been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be required when theaters reopen in the coming weeks, producers announced Friday.

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 (20,311.78, up 81.38 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 33 cents or 1.37 per cent, to $24.56 on 7.9 million shares.
North American stock markets close lower

North American stock markets close lower

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index lost ground in the final day of trading in July as some commodities dropped, but North American stock markets in general finished the month with positive numbers.
Stock end lower but still mark 6th straight monthly gain

Stock end lower but still mark 6th straight monthly gain

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended lower on Wall Street, giving up their gains for the week. The S&P 500 still managed to end July higher, marking six monthly gains in a row, the longest such streak since 2018. The benchmark index fell 0.
Surging lumber prices boost Canfor Q2 profits and revenues to record highs

Surging lumber prices boost Canfor Q2 profits and revenues to record highs

VANCOUVER — Canfor Corp. is reporting a large year-over-year increase in net income in its latest quarter as surging lumber prices helped its revenues to more than double to a record high. The Vancouver-based company says it earned a record $726.