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S&P/TSX composite down, U.S. markets mixed following shaky day for bond yields

S&P/TSX composite down, U.S. markets mixed following shaky day for bond yields

TORONTO — Most North American stocks dropped Wednesday on what was a volatile day for bond yields, with Canada's main stock index dipping alongside lower oil prices. Mike Archibald, vice-president and portfolio manager with AGF Investments Inc.
Two-month strike at Vale mine in Sudbury to end after workers approve contract

Two-month strike at Vale mine in Sudbury to end after workers approve contract

SUDBURY, Ont. — The first strike at Vale Canada in more than a decade is drawing to a close after unionized workers at the Sudbury, Ont., mine ratified a collective agreement.
Montreal home sales, new listings drop by about 30% each in July: QPAREB

Montreal home sales, new listings drop by about 30% each in July: QPAREB

MONTREAL — The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers says Montreal home sales and new listings dropped by about 30 per cent each last month, compared with July 2020.
Vancouver July home sales were down 11.6% from June, 6.3% from last year: REBGV

Vancouver July home sales were down 11.6% from June, 6.3% from last year: REBGV

VANCOUVER — The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says home sales, listings and prices cooled somewhat in July after a frenzied start to 2021, but still climbed from last year. The B.C.
Pentagon IDs officer slain in attack as officials seek clues

Pentagon IDs officer slain in attack as officials seek clues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators were digging Wednesday into the background of a Georgia man who officials say fatally stabbed a Pentagon police officer at a transit station outside the building before being shot and killed himself.
Head of UN health agency seeks vaccine booster moratorium

Head of UN health agency seeks vaccine booster moratorium

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization called Wednesday for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a way to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their first sho
British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hijackers who captured a vessel off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman departed the targeted ship on Wednesday, the British navy reported, as recorded radio traffic appeared to reveal a
Treasury announces auctions to raise $126 billion next week

Treasury announces auctions to raise $126 billion next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department announced Wednesday it will raise $126 billion to finance the government in a series of auctions next week by employing emergency measures to keep from broaching the newly imposed debt limit.
Great-West base earnings increase 17 per cent in Q2 with contribution from MassMutual

Great-West base earnings increase 17 per cent in Q2 with contribution from MassMutual

WINNIPEG — Great-West Lifeco Inc. says its net profit decreased 9.2 per cent in its latest quarter compared with a year earlier when it benefited from a bounce back from COVID-19 pandemic related shocks in the prior quarter.
British navy group: 'Potential hijack' of ship off UAE coast

British navy group: 'Potential hijack' of ship off UAE coast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy warned of a “potential hijack” of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday, though the circumstances remained unclear.
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