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A justice symbol monument is seen in front of towering grain silos that were gutted in the massive August 2020 explosion at the port that claimed the lives of more than 200 people, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. A year after the deadly blast, families of the victims are consumed with winning justice for their loved ones and punishing Lebanon’s political elite, blamed for causing the disaster through their corruption and neglect. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Mired in crises, Lebanon marks 1 year since horrific blast

It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history

  • Aug 4, 2021
This Thursday, July 29, 2021 image provided by NASA shows the 20-metric-ton (22-ton) Nauka module, also called the Multipurpose Laboratory Module as it approaches the International Space Station space station. Russia’s long-delayed lab module successfully docked with the International Space Station on Thursday, eight days after it was launched from the Russian space launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. (NASA via AP)

Impact of space station spin requires study, official says

Seven-person crew wasn’t in danger

  • Aug 4, 2021
This March 24, 2021 photo shows a sign near an entrance to a General Motors assembly plant in Wentzville, Mo. Unionized auto workers in the U.S. will go back to wearing masks in all factories, offices and warehouses starting Wednesday, Aug. 4, because of the spreading delta coronavirus variant.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

NYC, big employers taking hard line against vaccine holdouts

NYC, big employers taking hard line against vaccine holdouts

A man walks through reflected sunlight while crossing the street at Queen and Bay in Toronto's financial district on October 10, 2014. The umbrella organization for Canada’s securities regulators says it plans to combine the regulatory bodies that oversee investment dealers and mutual fund dealers into one new organization. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Canada’s securities regulators to create new watchdog body combining IIROC, MFDA

Canada’s securities regulators to create new watchdog body combining IIROC, MFDA

A man walks through reflected sunlight while crossing the street at Queen and Bay in Toronto's financial district on October 10, 2014. The umbrella organization for Canada’s securities regulators says it plans to combine the regulatory bodies that oversee investment dealers and mutual fund dealers into one new organization. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The Calgary skyline is seen on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Calgary Real Estate Board says home sales slowed last month but still amounted to the best July on record. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary home sales slowed in July but still reached a record high: CREB

Calgary home sales slowed in July but still reached a record high: CREB

The Calgary skyline is seen on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Calgary Real Estate Board says home sales slowed last month but still amounted to the best July on record. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A Canadian Pacific Rail train hauling grain passes through Calgary, Thursday, May 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian railways expect weaker crop year after moving record grain in 2020-2021

Canadian railways expect weaker crop year after moving record grain in 2020-2021

A Canadian Pacific Rail train hauling grain passes through Calgary, Thursday, May 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A sign board displays the TSX close in Toronto, Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

North American markets continue to rise despite mounting COVID-19 case numbers

North American markets continue to rise despite mounting COVID-19 case numbers

A sign board displays the TSX close in Toronto, Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
A pedestrian walks past The Bow building in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. H&R Real Estate Investment Trust says it is selling two of its properties, including the Bow office tower in Alberta, as it tries to limit its Calgary office exposure. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

H&R REIT sells Bow, Bell campus buildings, reducing exposure to Calgary market

H&R REIT sells Bow, Bell campus buildings, reducing exposure to Calgary market

A pedestrian walks past The Bow building in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. H&R Real Estate Investment Trust says it is selling two of its properties, including the Bow office tower in Alberta, as it tries to limit its Calgary office exposure. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - This Tuesday, July 28, 2020, file photo shows the icon for the Tinder dating app on a device in New York. The use of dating apps in the last 18 months of the pandemic has surged around the globe. Tinder reported 2020 as its busiest year. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

Dating changed during the pandemic; apps are following suit

Tinder reported that 2020 was its busiest year yet

  • Aug 3, 2021
FILE - This Tuesday, July 28, 2020, file photo shows the icon for the Tinder dating app on a device in New York. The use of dating apps in the last 18 months of the pandemic has surged around the globe. Tinder reported 2020 as its busiest year. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
A man walks through reflected sunlight while crossing the street at Queen and Bay in Toronto’s financial district on October 10, 2014. The umbrella organization for Canada’s securities regulators says it plans to combine the regulatory bodies that oversee investment dealers and mutual fund dealers into one new organization. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Canada’s securities regulators to create new watchdog body combining IIROC, MFDA

Decision comes after calls for a review of the regulatory framework

A man walks through reflected sunlight while crossing the street at Queen and Bay in Toronto’s financial district on October 10, 2014. The umbrella organization for Canada’s securities regulators says it plans to combine the regulatory bodies that oversee investment dealers and mutual fund dealers into one new organization. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Elisabeth Laett, Holt Xchange's managing partner, is seen in front of portraits of Sir Herbert Holt, right, and other Holt family members at the company's office Friday, July 30, 2021 in Montreal. The company is in a legal battle with Credit Suisse, which operates an unrelated business called HOLT and has registered trademarks for the name HOLT. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Montreal investment fund sued over use of founder’s great-great-grandfather’s name

Montreal investment fund sued over use of founder’s great-great-grandfather’s name

Elisabeth Laett, Holt Xchange's managing partner, is seen in front of portraits of Sir Herbert Holt, right, and other Holt family members at the company's office Friday, July 30, 2021 in Montreal. The company is in a legal battle with Credit Suisse, which operates an unrelated business called HOLT and has registered trademarks for the name HOLT. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Workers walk outside the Olymel pork-processing plant in Vallee-Jonction, Que., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Quebec pork producers are asking the government to intervene and end the ongoing labour strike at the Olymel slaughterhouse in Vallée-Jonction, south of Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Quebec pork industry says thousands of pigs risk being euthanized if strike continues

Quebec pork industry says thousands of pigs risk being euthanized if strike continues

Workers walk outside the Olymel pork-processing plant in Vallee-Jonction, Que., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Quebec pork producers are asking the government to intervene and end the ongoing labour strike at the Olymel slaughterhouse in Vallée-Jonction, south of Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Asian stocks have started the week higher, even as China reported a slowdown in manufacturing activity and countries in the region continue to be hammered by the delta variant. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Stocks end mixed after starting August off on a choppy note

Stocks end mixed after starting August off on a choppy note

A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Asian stocks have started the week higher, even as China reported a slowdown in manufacturing activity and countries in the region continue to be hammered by the delta variant. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Workers walk outside the Olymel pork-processing plant in Vallee-Jonction, Que., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Quebec pork producers are asking the government to intervene and end the ongoing labour strike at the Olymel slaughterhouse in Vallée-Jonction, south of Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Quebec pork industry says thousands of pigs risk being euthanized if strike continues

MONTREAL — Quebec pork producers are asking the province to end a…

Workers walk outside the Olymel pork-processing plant in Vallee-Jonction, Que., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Quebec pork producers are asking the government to intervene and end the ongoing labour strike at the Olymel slaughterhouse in Vallée-Jonction, south of Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Elisabeth Laett, Holt Xchange's managing partner, is seen in front of portraits of Sir Herbert Holt, right, and other Holt family members at the company's office Friday, July 30, 2021 in Montreal. The company is in a legal battle with Credit Suisse, which operates an unrelated business called HOLT and has registered trademarks for the name HOLT. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Montreal investment fund sued over use of founder’s great-great-grandfather’s name

MONTREAL — Brendan Holt Dunn said he wanted to invoke the legacy…

Elisabeth Laett, Holt Xchange's managing partner, is seen in front of portraits of Sir Herbert Holt, right, and other Holt family members at the company's office Friday, July 30, 2021 in Montreal. The company is in a legal battle with Credit Suisse, which operates an unrelated business called HOLT and has registered trademarks for the name HOLT. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
BCE Inc. logo is shown at the company's annual general meeting in Montreal, Thursday, May 6, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world…

BCE Inc. logo is shown at the company's annual general meeting in Montreal, Thursday, May 6, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
PartnerStack co-founders (left to right) Luke Swanek, Jon Mendes, Neil Chudleigh and Bryn Jones are shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Canadian companies seeing venture capital funding boom, interest in fintechs high

TORONTO — Canadian companies trying to drum up venture capital during the…

PartnerStack co-founders (left to right) Luke Swanek, Jon Mendes, Neil Chudleigh and Bryn Jones are shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., updates reporters on the infrastructure negotiations between Republicans and Democrats, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

U.S. senators hope to wrap up draft of infrastructure bill Sunday

WASHINGTON — The Senate will reconvene in a rare weekend session on…

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., updates reporters on the infrastructure negotiations between Republicans and Democrats, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Jeannie Kim holds her popular bacon and eggs breakfast at her restaurant in San Francisco on Friday, July 30, 2021. Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic. That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ruined within months by new rules that could make one of her top menu items — bacon — hard to get in California. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect

DES MOINES, Iowa — Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours,…

Jeannie Kim holds her popular bacon and eggs breakfast at her restaurant in San Francisco on Friday, July 30, 2021. Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic. That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ruined within months by new rules that could make one of her top menu items — bacon — hard to get in California. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Doug Tangen, a firearms instructor at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, poses for a photo near a sign outside a firing range used in the state's Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Burien, Wash. Tangen says the facility has had trouble getting the supply of ammunition that they need for firearms training due to shortages blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic and record sales of firearms. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Ammunition shelves bare as U.S. gun sales continue to soar

SEATTLE — The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with record sales of firearms, has…

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Doug Tangen, a firearms instructor at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, poses for a photo near a sign outside a firing range used in the state's Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Burien, Wash. Tangen says the facility has had trouble getting the supply of ammunition that they need for firearms training due to shortages blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic and record sales of firearms. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)