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OPEC+ sticks to modest boost in oil output despite omicron

OPEC+ sticks to modest boost in oil output despite omicron

NEW YORK (AP) — OPEC and allied oil-producing countries decided Thursday to maintain the amount of oil they pump to the world even as the new omicron variant casts a spikey shadow of uncertainty over the global economic recovery from the coronavirus
Home-based businesses should check insurance policy to make sure they're covered

Home-based businesses should check insurance policy to make sure they're covered

CALGARY — When Ana Maria Moreno decided to leave her career in social work to start a home-based business last year, she found herself facing a daunting to-do list that included everything from logo design to marketing strategy to customer outreach.
Germany backs restrictions for unvaccinated as mandate looms

Germany backs restrictions for unvaccinated as mandate looms

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that people who aren't vaccinated will be excluded from nonessential stores, cultural and recreational venues, and parliament will consider a general vaccine mandate as part of efforts to cu
US jobless claims rise by 28,000, but still low at 222,000

US jobless claims rise by 28,000, but still low at 222,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week even though the U.S. job market has been rebounding from last year's coronavirus recession.
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

Slithering 'snake burglar' steals thousands from CA salon

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Police were looking for a man dubbed the “snake burglar" who wriggled his way through a Southern California business and fled with several thousands dollars.
Shopify sued by publishers accusing company of profiting from textbook piracy

Shopify sued by publishers accusing company of profiting from textbook piracy

Five textbook publishers are accusing Shopify Inc. of profiting from content sold through Shopify's software that's pirated or infringes on their trademarks. In a lawsuit filed in a U.S.
Cargill, union reach tentative deal that could avert strike at High River meat plant

Cargill, union reach tentative deal that could avert strike at High River meat plant

CALGARY — The union representing workers at the meat-packing plant that was the site of one of Canada's largest COVID-19 outbreaks says it's reached a tentative deal with Cargill Inc., just days before a looming strike deadline.
Alberta rolls out new rules forcing industry to pay for abandoned well cleanup

Alberta rolls out new rules forcing industry to pay for abandoned well cleanup

CALGARY — Alberta's oil and gas regulator has rolled out new rules aimed at addressing the growing problem of inactive and abandoned wells in the province, but critics say the industry should be forced to do even more to clean up after itself.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,464.60, down 195.39 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 58 cents, or 1.86 per cent, to $30.54 on 25.