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FDA OKs first menthol e-cigarettes, citing potential to help adult smokers

FDA OKs first menthol e-cigarettes, citing potential to help adult smokers

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized the first menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes for adult smokers, the government’s strongest indication yet that vaping flavors can reduce the harms of traditional tobacco smoking.
Pathways oilsands group removes website content over anti-greenwashing rules

Pathways oilsands group removes website content over anti-greenwashing rules

CALGARY — The Pathways Alliance group of oilsands companies has removed all content from its website and social media feeds, citing uncertainty over a new anti-greenwashing rule poised to become federal law, while a major oil and gas industry group h
Ontario considers housing data revisions after municipal concerns of undercounting

Ontario considers housing data revisions after municipal concerns of undercounting

TORONTO — Ontario is considering revising its tallies of how many homes are built in cities and towns across the province, after some complained that undercounting has cost them millions in provincial funding.
Head of New Brunswick health network defends big spending on travel nurses

Head of New Brunswick health network defends big spending on travel nurses

FREDERICTON — The head of New Brunswick's francophone Vitalité Health Network launched a spirited defence Thursday of the organization's spending on travel nurse contracts. Dr.
New York moves to limit 'addictive' social media feeds for kids

New York moves to limit 'addictive' social media feeds for kids

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday signed a bill that would allow parents to block their children from getting social media posts suggested by a platform's algorithm, a move to limit feeds critics argue are addictive.
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 Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,581.35, up 64.45 points): Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Up 65 cents, or 1.4 per cent, to $47.
Resource stocks help drive S&P/TSX composite higher, U.S. markets mixed

Resource stocks help drive S&P/TSX composite higher, U.S. markets mixed

TORONTO — Strength in resource and industrial stocks helped Canada's main stock index close higher Thursday, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 64.45 points at 21,581.35.
Ontario may need to import electricity during extreme weather: report

Ontario may need to import electricity during extreme weather: report

Ontario's electricity system operator says the province should have enough electricity to meet growing demand this year and next, though it may have to import power during extreme heat at times.
Talks underway with potential buyer for Atlantic Canada's largest newspaper chain

Talks underway with potential buyer for Atlantic Canada's largest newspaper chain

HALIFAX — The court-appointed monitor overseeing the potential sale of Atlantic Canada's largest newspaper chain has confirmed selection of a bidder who has plans to operate SaltWire Network Inc. and The Halifax Herald Ltd. as viable businesses.
Stock market today: A dip for Nvidia weighs on Wall Street, and indexes edge back from records

Stock market today: A dip for Nvidia weighs on Wall Street, and indexes edge back from records

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes edged back from their records, weighed down by a rare dip for Wall Street darling Nvidia, following a mixed set of reports on the economy. The S&P 500 slipped 0.