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MTY Group swings to 2021 profit as Q4 earnings jump 24% despite restaurant closures

MTY Group swings to 2021 profit as Q4 earnings jump 24% despite restaurant closures

MONTREAL — MTY Food Group Inc. swung to a profit last year as fourth-quarter earnings jumped 24 per cent despite government-mandated restaurant closures.
Canfor Pulp Products curtailing production at Taylor Pulp for at least six weeks

Canfor Pulp Products curtailing production at Taylor Pulp for at least six weeks

VANCOUVER — Canfor Pulp Products Inc. is curtailing production at its Taylor Pulp mill in B.C. for a minimum of six weeks due to transportation problems that have hurt its ability to ship product.
Weekly US jobless claims rise for the first time in a month

Weekly US jobless claims rise for the first time in a month

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for employment benefits last week following three straight weeks of declines. Jobless claims rose by 23,000 to 248,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
Wattpad CEO wants machine learning, monetization to play bigger role in company

Wattpad CEO wants machine learning, monetization to play bigger role in company

TORONTO — When Wattpad Corp.’s co-founder thinks about the future of his tech company, he envisions using machine learning and data to tweak stories that will be streamed on car entertainment systems or through voice assistants like Alexa and Siri.
Japan eases border controls amid criticism as exclusionist

Japan eases border controls amid criticism as exclusionist

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Thursday it will ease its tough COVID-19 border controls by increasing the number of people allowed to enter each day and reduce quarantine requirements following criticism that its current policy is unscientific and xeno
FAA head resigns after effort to rebuild agency's reputation

FAA head resigns after effort to rebuild agency's reputation

The leader of the Federal Aviation Administration, whose agency has been criticized for its oversight of Boeing and handling of questions surrounding 5G interference with aircraft, said Wednesday he will step down March 31.
Unifor president Jerry Dias goes on medical leave to deal with health issues

Unifor president Jerry Dias goes on medical leave to deal with health issues

TORONTO — The head of Canada's largest private-sector union has taken a leave of absence to deal with some health issues. Unifor president Jerry Dias tweeted that his social media account will be quiet for a while.
Kinross Gold swings to US$2.7 million loss amid fourth-quarter challenges

Kinross Gold swings to US$2.7 million loss amid fourth-quarter challenges

TORONTO — Kinross Gold Corp. says it swung to a US$2.7 million loss in the fourth quarter as it was hampered by downtime at some of its operations. The loss compared with a US$783.3 million profit equal to 62 cents per share a year earlier.
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

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 (21,383.64, down 118.91 points.) Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 18 cents, or 0.3 per cent, to $52.79 on 17.3 million shares.
Gender diversity remains elusive at senior levels of Corporate Canada, says survey

Gender diversity remains elusive at senior levels of Corporate Canada, says survey

TORONTO — Organizations have accelerated inclusion and Environmental, Social, Corporate (ESG) efforts, but Corporate Canada still has ways to go when it comes to advancing gender diversity at the leadership level, a new survey has found.