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S&P/TSX composite drifts down; U.S. markets close lower after Monday's records

S&P/TSX composite drifts down; U.S. markets close lower after Monday's records

TORONTO — Amid light volumes, Canada's main stock index closed lower on Tuesday, its first day of trading after the holiday weekend, while U.S. indexes fell back from record highs set on Monday.
Nashville bomber left hints of trouble, but motive elusive

Nashville bomber left hints of trouble, but motive elusive

NASHVILLE — In the days before he detonated a bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas, Anthony Quinn Warner changed his life in ways that suggest he never intended to survive the blast that killed him and wounded three other people.
Bomber to neighbour: The world is 'never going to forget me'

Bomber to neighbour: The world is 'never going to forget me'

NASHVILLE — It seemed like a friendly chat between neighbours .
After naming bombing suspect, focus turns to motive

After naming bombing suspect, focus turns to motive

NASHVILLE — With federal officials having identified the man believed to be behind Nashville's Christmas Day bombing, authorities now turn to the monumental task of piecing together the motive behind the explosion that severely damaged dozens of down
Markets positive as Canadian dollar and oil gain on last trading day before Christmas

Markets positive as Canadian dollar and oil gain on last trading day before Christmas

TORONTO — Hopes for better times in 2021 drove North American stock markets to positive results as an abbreviated trading day ended at 1 p.m. ET on Christmas Eve. In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index closed up 30.31 points at 17,623.
A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations

A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations

WASHINGTON — For a second night in a row, President Donald Trump issued a round of pardons and commutations in the final weeks of his presidency, giving full pardons to his former campaign chairman, his son-in-law’s father and another of his allies c
S&P/TSX composite up as dollar, energy, materials and health-care sectors rise

S&P/TSX composite up as dollar, energy, materials and health-care sectors rise

TORONTO — Worries about a new COVID-19 strain in the U.K. that affected stock trading earlier this week seemed to evaporate on Wednesday as most North American markets rose in a tide of pre-Christmas optimism.
Unions see opportunity as new generation of organizers emerge amid pandemic

Unions see opportunity as new generation of organizers emerge amid pandemic

While "unprecedented" has been the go-to term to describe the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the wave of labour upheaval currently moving across the country is the latest turn in a familiar cycle.
President of NB Liquor and Cannabis NB resigns and returns to private sector

President of NB Liquor and Cannabis NB resigns and returns to private sector

FREDERICTON — The president of NB Liquor and Cannabis NB has resigned after 16 months on the job. The Crown corporation said in a news release that Patrick Parent has decided to return to the private secor in a CEO role.
A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

WASHINGTON — In the waning weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump has issued a slew of pardons and commutations, including former members of Congress convicted of corruption charges, two people charged in the Russia investigation that shadowed his pre