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China wants 10 Pacific nations to endorse sweeping agreement

China wants 10 Pacific nations to endorse sweeping agreement

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what one leader warns is a “game-changing” bid by Beijing to wrest control of the region.
Twitter shareholders meet amid Elon Musk's takeover drama

Twitter shareholders meet amid Elon Musk's takeover drama

Twitter's regularly scheduled shareholder meeting Wednesday didn't include a vote on Tesla billionaire Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid for the social platform.
Unionized Starbucks stores face hard work of bargaining

Unionized Starbucks stores face hard work of bargaining

It’s become a common sight: jubilant Starbucks workers celebrating after successful votes to unionize at dozens of U.S. stores.
Twitter to pay $150M penalty over privacy of users' data

Twitter to pay $150M penalty over privacy of users' data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter will pay a $150 million penalty and put in new safeguards to settle federal regulators’ allegations that the social platform failed to protect the privacy of users’ data over a six-year span.
Boeing capsule lands back on Earth after space shakedown

Boeing capsule lands back on Earth after space shakedown

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing’s crew taxi returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, completing a repeat test flight before NASA astronauts climb aboard.

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 (20,383.75, up 97.55 points.) Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 25 cents, or 1.1 per cent, to $22.
Scotiabank, BMO report higher loan growth while ramping up stress-test scenarios

Scotiabank, BMO report higher loan growth while ramping up stress-test scenarios

TORONTO — BMO and Scotiabank both reported higher loan growth and profits in the last quarter from a year ago and said commercial and consumer demand remains strong despite growing worries about the economy.
North American stock markets rise in response to Fed rate increase outlook

North American stock markets rise in response to Fed rate increase outlook

TORONTO — North American stock markets climbed after minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting suggested the central bank won't be any more hawkish in aggressively raising interest rates in the months to come.
OSC withdraws some charges against former CannTrust leaders at pretrial hearing

OSC withdraws some charges against former CannTrust leaders at pretrial hearing

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Three former CannTrust Holdings Inc. leaders accused of securities offences have had some charges dropped, the Ontario Securities Commission said Tuesday, though the fraud charges remain.
Fed officials signal rates may head to 'restrictive' levels

Fed officials signal rates may head to 'restrictive' levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials agreed when they met earlier this month that they may have to raise interest rates to levels that would weaken the economy as part of their drive to curb inflation, which is near a four-decade high .