October 17th, 2021

Business

CP NewsAlert: Canada-U.S. land border to reopen in November, says congressman

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2021

WASHINGTON – A congressman from New York state says the United States plans to reopen its land border to vaccinated Canadians in November. More coming &#... Read More »

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Mark Harmon makes quiet exit as ‘NCIS’ regular on CBS

By David Bauder, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) – The lead character of television’s most popular drama exited the show Monday without a fuss, and without the immediate ratings bump that would be expected if there had been. “NCIS” star Mark Harmon, who has played Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs since the CBS drama began in 2003, had his final ... Read More »

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House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default

By Kevin Freking, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – Members of the House on Tuesday pushed through a short-term increase to the nation’s debt limit, ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December and temporarily averting an unprecedented default that would have decimated the economy. The $480 billion increase in the country’s borrowing ceiling cleared the Senate ... Read More »

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Opening, ticket prices announced for Peppa Pig theme park

By The Associated Press on October 12th, 2021

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) – A standalone Peppa Pig theme park at the Legoland Florida Resort is set to open Feb. 24, park officials announced Tuesday. Officials also announced ticket prices. A one-day ticket for the central Florida park will be $34.99 at the gate and $30.99 online. An annual pass costs $79.99. The new ... Read More »

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West Fraser Timber expanding U.S. operations with US$300M purchase of Texas sawmill

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2021

VANCOUVER – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is expanding its U.S. operations after reaching an agreement to purchase a lumber mill in Lufkin, Texas, for about US$300 million. The purchase from Angelina Forest Products will be funded with cash on hand and is expected to close after receiving U.S. regulatory approvals. The Vancouver-based company will ... Read More »

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Residents told not to use Iqaluit’s tap water after tests show evidence of fuel

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2021

IQALUIT, Nunavut – Iqaluit residents are being told not to drink, boil or cook with the city’s tap water. A statement issued by the Nunavut government says tests found evidence of petroleum hydrocarbons, or fuel chemicals, in the city’s water. It also says newborns and infants should not be bathed in tap water. The city ... Read More »

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FDA authorizes first e-cigarette, cites benefit for smokers

By Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized an electronic cigarette, saying R.J. Reynolds’ vaping device can help smokers cut back on conventional cigarettes. E-cigarettes have been sold in the U.S. for more than a decade with minimal government oversight or research. Facing a court deadline, the FDA ... Read More »

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Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2021

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,437.12, up 20.81 points.) Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 51 cents, or 0.99 per cent, to $52.10 on 12.5 million shares. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Up 31 cents, or 0.63 per cent, to $49.93, on 10.8 ... Read More »

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North American stock markets relatively flat ahead of Q3 results, inflation numbers

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2021

TORONTO – North American stock markets were relatively flat Tuesday as investors eagerly await the start of third-quarter earnings reports and the latest monthly inflation numbers. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 20.81 points to 20,437.12. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 117.72 points at 34,378.34. The S&P 500 index was ... Read More »

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FDA authorizes first e-cigarettes, cites benefit for smokers

By Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – Heath officials on Tuesday authorized the first electronic cigarettes in the U.S., saying the R.J. Reynolds vaping products can benefit adult smokers. The Food and Drug Administration said data submitted by the company showed its Vuse e-cigarettes helped smokers either quit or significantly reduce their use of cigarettes, the leading preventable cause ... Read More »

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Discovery Plus to launch in Canada on Oct. 19 under partnership with Corus

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2021

TORONTO – Discovery Plus is coming to Canada next week. The newly minted streaming platform, which specializes in non-fiction programming, says it will launch Oct. 19 for Canadian viewers. With it comes more than 200 exclusive and original series as well as 60,000 episodes of programming from its library of cable TV networks, including HGTV, ... Read More »

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