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National employment numbers for March from Statistics Canada, at a glance

OTTAWA — A quick look at Canada's March employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 7.5 per cent (8.2) Employment rate: 60.3 per cent (59.4) Participation rate: 65.2 per cent (64.
Iran frees South Korean ship it held amid dispute over funds

Iran frees South Korean ship it held amid dispute over funds

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A South Korean oil tanker held for months by Iran amid a dispute over billions of dollars seized by Seoul was freed and sailed away early Friday, just hours ahead of further talks between Tehran and world powers over its
Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

A civil rights group is suing Facebook and its executives, saying CEO Mark Zuckerberg made “false and deceptive" statements to Congress when he said the giant social network removes hate speech and other material that violates its rules.
Amazon takes early lead as union vote count gets underway

Amazon takes early lead as union vote count gets underway

Vote counting in the union push at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, is underway but a winner may not be determined until Friday.
OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson and a Las Vegas hotel-casino have settled a lawsuit alleging that unnamed employees defamed Simpson by telling a celebrity news site he had been banned from the property in November 2017 for being drunk and disruptive.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,228.87, up 99.80 points.) The Supreme Cannabis Co. Inc. (TSX:FIRE). Health care. Up 13 cents, or 49.06 per cent, to 39.
Roots reports higher profit, boost in e-commerce even as pandemic hurts sales

Roots reports higher profit, boost in e-commerce even as pandemic hurts sales

TORONTO — Roots Corp. reported a handsome profit in its last quarter as strong online sales and demand for its upscale comfort wear offset the impact of pandemic-related store closures and a dip in overall sales.
Canopy Growth signs deal worth $435 million to buy Supreme Cannabis

Canopy Growth signs deal worth $435 million to buy Supreme Cannabis

TORONTO — Canopy Growth Corp. continued its recent acquisition spree and preparation for the U.S.'s potential legalization of pot with a $435-million deal to buy the Supreme Cannabis Co. Inc. on Thursday. Smiths Falls, Ont.
Tech sector pushes TSX and U.S. stock markets higher on flattening of bond yields

Tech sector pushes TSX and U.S. stock markets higher on flattening of bond yields

TORONTO — Technology drove Canada's main stock index and U.S. markets higher on a levelling of bond yields in response to dovish comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Federal bank regulator proposes tightening test for uninsured mortgages

Federal bank regulator proposes tightening test for uninsured mortgages

OTTAWA — The federal banking regulator is proposing increased requirements to the stress test facing homebuyers with uninsured mortgages as it looks ahead to a return to pre-pandemic financial conditions with higher interest rates.