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North American markets rise with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting record highs

North American markets rise with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting record highs

TORONTO — North American markets closed up with the Dow and S&P 500 setting record highs Thursday while the Canadian dollar hit a four-month peak despite a slip in the price of crude. The Canadian dollar traded at an average of 77.
Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent

Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent

WASHINGTON — A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, the culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated largely among the most affluent.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,214.75, up 64.83 points). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up $1.38, or 12.70 per cent, to $12.25 on 56.5 million shares.

State-backed hackers target Gmail of US senators, aides

State-backed hackers are still trying to break into the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and a lawmaker focused on cybersecurity says the Senate's security office should stop refusing to help defend them. Sen.
Canopy Growth's venture capital arm goes public on TSX Venture exchange

Canopy Growth's venture capital arm goes public on TSX Venture exchange

TORONTO — Shares of the venture capital arm of marijuana company Canopy Growth went on a roller coaster ride on its first day of trading on the TSX Venture exchange as an investor craze over cannabis stocks continued.
Medical examiner identifies Wisconsin workplace shooter

Medical examiner identifies Wisconsin workplace shooter

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin software worker who opened fire on his fellow employees in their suburban Madison office had worked for the company for almost 18 months and had no criminal history in the state, authorities said Thursday.
Get ready for 'Bongzilla,' selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

Get ready for 'Bongzilla,' selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

LAS VEGAS — A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.
Alberta hires liaison to help companies connect with Silicon Valley

Alberta hires liaison to help companies connect with Silicon Valley

EDMONTON — Alberta companies looking to gain a foothold in high-tech Silicon Valley now have a representative on the ground in California.
Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK

Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK

LONDON — Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay T
The Gap steps into the men's athleisure game

The Gap steps into the men's athleisure game

NEW YORK — The Gap is stepping in to the men's athleisure wear game, which has exploded in recent years.