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Biden helps light National Christmas Tree near White House

Biden helps light National Christmas Tree near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden helped light the National Christmas Tree on Thursday while remembering those lost to the COVID-19 pandemic and crediting the American people for his optimism.
Port of Vancouver truck drivers strike averted after agreement reached

Port of Vancouver truck drivers strike averted after agreement reached

VANCOUVER — A container truck driver strike at two companies serving the Port of Vancouver that was set to begin Friday will be avoided.
Rogers hires former Videotron boss to head home and business division

Rogers hires former Videotron boss to head home and business division

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. says it has hired the former head of Quebecor's Videotron as president of its home and business division. Robert Dépatie will join the Toronto-based telecommunications giant on Monday.
NBR Awards name 'Licorice Pizza' its best film of 2021

NBR Awards name 'Licorice Pizza' its best film of 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Thomas Anderson's “Licorice Pizza” has been named the best film of the year by the National Board of Review .

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,762.03, up 297.43 points.) Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 33 cents, or 1.43 per cent, to $23.40 on 20.
Celebs, fashion, 24k chicken wings at Miami Art Basel

Celebs, fashion, 24k chicken wings at Miami Art Basel

MIAMI (AP) — After a pandemic hiatus, the official Art Basel show is back in Miami with all its eccentric glory, a dizzying list of celebrity attendees and dozens of spin-off shows that are already generating a buzz, including a phenom child painter
S&P/TSX composite has best day in 10 months after plunging due to COVID worries

S&P/TSX composite has best day in 10 months after plunging due to COVID worries

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index climbed nearly 1.5 per cent on its best day in 10 months amid a broad-based rally with strength in financials despite uncertainty about the latest COVID-19 variant. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 297.
Man arrested in death of Jacqueline Avant, music icon’s wife

Man arrested in death of Jacqueline Avant, music icon’s wife

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TD Bank Group shares rise as it reports $3.8B Q4 profit, raises quarterly dividend

TD Bank Group shares rise as it reports $3.8B Q4 profit, raises quarterly dividend

TORONTO — TD Bank Group shares climbed almost five per cent Thursday afternoon after the bank reported fourth-quarter earnings that surprised to the upside and it raised its dividend by 13 per cent. The bank's stock closed up $4.52 or 4.
Kelsea Ballerini feels her way through her new poetry book

Kelsea Ballerini feels her way through her new poetry book

New York (AP) — Country music star Kelsea Ballerini had no intentions of starting a new job as an author in 2020. She did plan to tour her new album, “Kelsea” — then the coronavirus pandemic shut down most of the world.