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Royal Bank names Nadine Ahn as chief financial officer effective Nov. 1

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada says Nadine Ahn will be the bank's next chief financial officer. Ahn, who is currently senior vice-president, head of investor relations and RBC Capital Markets Finance, will replace Rod Bolger, effective Nov. 1.

Hungary: Statue honoring mysterious Bitcoin founder unveiled

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An imposing bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary’s capital on Thursday which its creators say is the first in the world to pay homage to the anonymous creator of the Bitcoin digital currency.

Met Opera to stage Anthony Davis' `X' on Malcolm X in 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will present its second work by a Black composer, Anthony Davis’ “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X,” just two years after its first. The company said Thursday that “X” will open on Nov.
Long weekend becomes 9-week lockdown for AP Vietnam reporter

Long weekend becomes 9-week lockdown for AP Vietnam reporter

VUNG TAU, Vietnam (AP) — I wake up as the loudspeaker outside my window starts the community broadcast at 7 a.m. I try to recall the date. Vietnam’s pandemic lockdown has been so long I’ve lost my sense of time. I now count by weeks.
Idled Thai taxis go green with mini-gardens on car roofs

Idled Thai taxis go green with mini-gardens on car roofs

BANGKOK (AP) — Taxi fleets in Thailand are giving new meaning to the term “rooftop garden,” as they utilize the roofs of cabs idled by the coronavirus crisis to serve as small vegetable plots.
Piers Morgan to launch new TV show in deal with News Corp

Piers Morgan to launch new TV show in deal with News Corp

LONDON (AP) — British presenter Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media and host a TV show that will air in the U.S., Britain and Australia, the company said Thursday.
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. She was 92.
Fox's vaccine criticism focuses attention on its own policy

Fox's vaccine criticism focuses attention on its own policy

NEW YORK (AP) — A steady criticism of COVID vaccine mandates by figures on Fox News has drawn attention to its own company's stringent rules on the topic — even from President Joe Biden.

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 (20,602.10, down 91.69 points.) Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX:NCU). Materials. Down 0.3 of a cent, or 3.33 per cent, to 7.2 cents on 18.
'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' streaming seek Emmy Awards glory

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' streaming seek Emmy Awards glory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games .