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CIBC reports $1.4B fourth-quarter profit, raises quarterly dividend

TORONTO — CIBC raised its dividend Thursday as it reported a fourth-quarter profit of $1.4 billion, up from a profit of $1 billion in the same quarter last year. The Toronto-based bank said it will now pay a quarterly dividend of $1.
EU drug regulator starts reviewing new coronavirus vaccine

EU drug regulator starts reviewing new coronavirus vaccine

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union drug regulator said Thursday it has started a rolling review of a new coronavirus vaccine made by French startup Valneva, the first step toward giving the vaccine the green light to be used in the 27-n
UK court backs Meghan in dispute over privacy with publisher

UK court backs Meghan in dispute over privacy with publisher

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex on Thursday won the latest stage in her long-running privacy lawsuit against a newspaper publisher over its publication of parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father.

U.S. to require all inbound foreign air passengers to get COVID test the day before

WASHINGTON — By early next week, Canadians and all other foreign visitors who travel to the United States by air will need to get a COVID-19 test no later than the day before their departure. U.S.
Christmas tree buyers face reduced supplies, higher prices

Christmas tree buyers face reduced supplies, higher prices

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Even Christmas trees aren’t immune to the pandemic-induced shortages and inflation plaguing the economy. Extreme weather and supply chain disruptions have reduced supplies of both real and artificial trees this season.
Q&A: Korean star Gianna Jun on acting goals and aging well

Q&A: Korean star Gianna Jun on acting goals and aging well

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite being one of the most well-known faces in Asia, acting never gets easier for South Korean superstar Gianna Jun. “I feel like I climbed the mountain 1,000 times,” she said about filming her latest series, “Jirisan.
Smollett defense set to cross-examine star state witness

Smollett defense set to cross-examine star state witness

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett’s legal team Thursday will seek to dent the credibility of a star state witness who the day before testified about how he said the former “Empire” actor recruited him and his brother to stage a racist, homophobic attack
N Ireland collective wins prestigious Turner Prize for art

N Ireland collective wins prestigious Turner Prize for art

LONDON (AP) — An 11-person collective from Belfast that aims to transcend Northern Ireland’s political and religious divides won the U.K.’s prestigious Turner Prize for art on Wednesday.
Trump tested COVID-positive pre-debate, ex-aide says in book

Trump tested COVID-positive pre-debate, ex-aide says in book

Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his first presidential debate in September 2020 with Joe Biden, according to a new book by Trump's former chief of staff. In “The Chief's Chief,” obtained by The Guardian before its Dec.
Rockin' around the Christmas tree: Rockefeller tree lit up

Rockin' around the Christmas tree: Rockefeller tree lit up

NEW YORK (AP) — The holly, jolly, best time of the year got a light-filled launch on Wednesday, when the towering Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center was officially turned on.