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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 (19,417.03, down 90.02 points.) Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down 91 cents, or 1.94 per cent, to $46.04 on 26.8 million shares.
CN Rail says Bill Gates and the Caisse support its bid for Kansas City Southern

CN Rail says Bill Gates and the Caisse support its bid for Kansas City Southern

Canadian National Railway Co. says its push to create a continental railway with the US$33.6-billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern has the backing of Bill Gates and the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec.
Advocates want securities association's diversity consultation to take broad approach

Advocates want securities association's diversity consultation to take broad approach

Experts say a consultation on board and executive diversity by the Canadian Securities Administrators should address more equity-seeking groups than the organization's previous disclosure policies have targeted.
North American stock markets partially recover from early crypto-induced losses

North American stock markets partially recover from early crypto-induced losses

TORONTO — North American stock markets partially recovered from a morning dip fuelled by a big pullback in cryptocurrency followed by the Federal Reserve later indicating it could soon discuss tapering stimulus.
Manufacturers are newest targets for ransomware attacks, study finds

Manufacturers are newest targets for ransomware attacks, study finds

TORONTO — North American manufacturing companies are increasingly targets for cybercriminal gangs that use malicious software to shut down businesses if they don't pay a ransom, according to a report published Wednesday. Research from Waterloo, Ont.
New energy efficiency rules for appliances could raise costs, industry group says

New energy efficiency rules for appliances could raise costs, industry group says

The federal government's plan to tighten energy efficiency standards on home appliances could lead to fewer models, longer wait times and higher costs, according to an industry group.
Annual inflation rate in April rises to highest in nearly a decade

Annual inflation rate in April rises to highest in nearly a decade

OTTAWA — Prices increased in April at the fastest annual rate in nearly a decade as gasoline prices posted a record year-over-year rise and inflation continued to rebound from the plunge at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police: Illinois officer and suspect die in shootout

Police: Illinois officer and suspect die in shootout

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A suspect shot and killed one central Illinois police officer and wounded another during a shootout at an apartment complex early Wednesday in which the suspect was also killed, authorities said.
Posthumous John le Carré novel to be published in October

Posthumous John le Carré novel to be published in October

LONDON (AP) — A final novel by John le Carré will be published this fall, 10 months after the spy writer’s death at the age of 89. Publisher Viking said Wednesday that “Silverview,” le Carré’s 26th novel, will be published Oct.
Pandemic linked to 15% drop in fossil fuel use in 2020: energy regulator

Pandemic linked to 15% drop in fossil fuel use in 2020: energy regulator

CALGARY — The Canada Energy Regulator says pandemic lockdowns and travel restrictions that kept Canadians close to home in 2020 resulted in overall consumption of refined petroleum products dropping by about 15 per cent compared to the previous year.