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US service sector expands at record pace in October

US service sector expands at record pace in October

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The rate of expansion in the U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, hit a record high in October as demand remained strong even as supply chain problems persisted.
Auto sales for October down 17.7 per cent from last year on lack of supply

Auto sales for October down 17.7 per cent from last year on lack of supply

TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian auto sales were down 17.7 per cent in October from a year earlier as vehicle shortages caused by semiconductor supply issues continue to weigh on the industry.
Mark Carney among finalists for $30K National Business Book Award

Mark Carney among finalists for $30K National Business Book Award

TORONTO — Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney is among five finalists for the National Business Book Award.
WHO authorizes Indian-made COVID vaccine, months into use

WHO authorizes Indian-made COVID vaccine, months into use

NEW DELHI (AP) — The World Health Organization granted an emergency use license Wednesday to a coronavirus vaccine developed in India, offering reassurance for a shot the country’s regulators allowed long before advanced safety and efficacy testing w

NFI Group reports US$15.4M Q3 loss, revenue down amid supply disruptions

WINNIPEG — NFI Group Inc. says it lost US$15.4 million in its latest quarter as the bus maker dealt with global supply disruptions that reduced the availability of key parts and components and hurt production.
Fox scores ratings win as World Series viewership rebounds

Fox scores ratings win as World Series viewership rebounds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball was especially good to Fox, with the Atlanta-Houston World Series lifting the network to its first weekly ratings win in the young TV season.
US gives final clearance to COVID-19 shots for kids 5 to 11

US gives final clearance to COVID-19 shots for kids 5 to 11

U.S. health officials on Tuesday gave the final signoff to Pfizer’s kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opens a major expansion of the nation’s vaccination campaign to children as young as 5.
US files antitrust suit to stop major book publisher merger

US files antitrust suit to stop major book publisher merger

The Justice Department is suing to block a $2.2 billion book publishing deal that would have reshaped the industry, saying consolidation would hurt authors and, ultimately, readers.
Democratic chair issues subpoenas to oil executives

Democratic chair issues subpoenas to oil executives

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee issued subpoenas Tuesday to top executives of ExxonMobil, Chevron and other oil giants, charging that the companies have not turned over documents needed by the committee to investigat
Facebook to shut down face-recognition system, delete data

Facebook to shut down face-recognition system, delete data

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Facebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people amid growing concerns about the technology and its misuse by governments, police and others.