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Italy takes action against TikTok following girl's death

MILAN — Italy’s data protection authority said Friday it was imposing an immediate block on TikTok’s access to data for any user whose age has not been verified.
Blood thinners help moderate COVID cases and may reduce strain on ICUs, trials show

Blood thinners help moderate COVID cases and may reduce strain on ICUs, trials show

TORONTO — Canadian scientists say blood thinners appear to prevent some COVID-19 patients with moderate illness from deteriorating further, offering a "massive" advance in treatment they expect will ease suffering and lesson strain on hospital ICUs.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,845.91, down 70.29 points.) BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Technology. Up $1.69, or 10.45 per cent, to $17.86 on 18 million shares.
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

TORONTO — The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board is getting serious about climate change with a new commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring their portfolio is more environmentally friendly.
S&P/TSX composite ends losing week down on faltering energy sector

S&P/TSX composite ends losing week down on faltering energy sector

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index dipped Friday to cap a losing week as COVID-19 virus and vaccine concerns weighed on the energy sector.
Tom Brokaw says he's retiring from NBC News after 55 years

Tom Brokaw says he's retiring from NBC News after 55 years

NEW YORK — NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw said Friday that he is retiring from the network after 55 years.
Dan Levy to make 'Saturday Night Live' hosting debut on Feb. 6

Dan Levy to make 'Saturday Night Live' hosting debut on Feb. 6

Hopefully Dan Levy inherited his father's sketch comedy chops. The "Schitt's Creek" co-creator is set to host "Saturday Night Live" next month. Levy will make his hosting debut on Feb. 6, joined by singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.
Navigating a toxic workplace is a risky and lengthy process, experts say

Navigating a toxic workplace is a risky and lengthy process, experts say

TORONTO — In the wake of Julie Payette's resignation from the role of governor general on Thursday after an investigation into harassment allegations, some Canadian workers may find themselves relating to the rank and file at Rideau Hall.
Indigenous business coalition leader says Keystone XL denial will hurt communities

Indigenous business coalition leader says Keystone XL denial will hurt communities

CALGARY — The cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline by U.S.
Retail sales rise 1.3 per cent to $55.2 billion in November as online shopping surges

Retail sales rise 1.3 per cent to $55.2 billion in November as online shopping surges

OTTAWA — Retail sales climbed for the seventh straight month in November as Black Friday deals and a rush to order online gifts early to avoid shipping delays pushed sales up 1.3 per cent to $55.2 billion, Statistics Canada said Friday.