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The Dow Industrials and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Monday, as earnings season kicked in to high gear in one of the heaviest reporting weeks of the quarter with bellwethers in multiple sectors poised to announce results. While the Dow and S&P hit new highs, the Nasdaq outperformed on the day, buoyed by gains in Tesla and PayPal, and the tech-heavy index stands less than 1% away from its Sept. 7 closing record. Tesla Inc jumped 12.66% to its own new high of $1,045.02 and breached $1 trillion in market capitalization, after car rental firm Hertz placed an order for 100,000 Tesla cars, while Morgan Stanley raised its price target on the stock to $1,200 from $900 per share.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A political storm is brewing in Portugal, where the minority Socialist government is finding it hard to win support for its state budget from other left-of-center parties. The Portuguese Communist Party announced Monday it won’t vote in favor of the government’s spending plan. The Left Bloc, another party which historically has sided with the Socialists, traded barbs with the government during recent days of tense negotiations, making the chances of the 2022 budget receiv
A new estimate of the number of endangered North Atlantic right whales left on the planet puts the population at 336, the lowest in nearly 20 years. The figure, which represents the 2020 population, is down eight per cent from the previous estimate of 366 in 2019, and is far below the peak of 481 in 2011. The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium, a partnership of nearly 40 organizations with an interest in protecting the species, said the cause of the decline is clear. "There is no question tha
The blow won’t be quite as big for the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance once their vaccine policy kicks in at the end of the month. Hospital staff are now up to a 96 per cent vaccination rate. This includes 89 per cent fully dosed and seven per cent more on track to have both shots by Oct. 31. The hospital has given employees – both clinical and support staff – until the end of this month to be fully vaccinated or find another line of work. CKHA President and CEO Lori Marshall says the hospital is s
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is seeking advice from a panel of experts on whether it needs to reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions amid sharply rising infection rates, the health minister said Monday. The Netherlands has one of the fastest-rising infection rates in Europe. The 7-day rolling average of daily new cases increased over the past two weeks from 13.43 new cases per 100,000 people to 29.27 new cases per 100,000 people on Oct. 24. “It’s just going too fast. We have to
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LONDON (Reuters) -Facebook Inc will fuel more violent unrest around the world unless it stops its algorithms pushing extreme and divisive content, whistleblower Frances Haugen told the British parliament on Monday. The former employee, who accused the social media giant of putting profit before people at a Senate subcommittee earlier this month, said she was encouraged by British plans to force big tech companies to tackle harmful content on their platforms. Facebook, Haugen said, saw online safety as a cost and the company lionised a startup culture where cutting corners was good.
Hundreds of trucks and other vehicles waited at one of the main crossings between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday as the border closed again after a brief opening the day before, despite promises that it would reopen, traders said. The Chaman border crossing, the second-largest commercial border point between the two countries after Torkham in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, links with Spin Boldak in the Afghan province of Kandahar, and is regularly used by thousands of labourers and traders from both countries. The crossing, a vital source of customs revenue for the cash-strapped government in Afghanistan, has been closed for about three weeks, despite repeated protests by truckers and others stuck waiting at the border.
TORONTO — Five people who showed up to support residents of a homeless encampment in Toronto as it was being dismantled this summer have launched a lawsuit alleging they were assaulted by police. The lawsuit was filed by Ollie D'Agostino, Skyler Williams, Callista Durose-Moya, Ellie Adekur and Keith Cameron, who were at the Lamport Stadium encampment on July 21. It names as defendants the City of Toronto, the Toronto Police Services Board and four officers. In a statement of claim, the defendant
A B.C. physician accused of spreading misinformation about COVID-19 is now under investigation for allegedly writing phoney mask and vaccine exemptions offered through a Kelowna-based website. CBC News has obtained a four-page "declaration certificate of medical exemption including psychosocial conditions" that was purportedly signed by Dr. Stephen Malthouse and produced through a service called EnableAir.com. That website appears to be connected to another B.C. doctor, Dr. Gwyllyn Goddard, whos
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch climate experts warned Monday that the low-lying Netherlands could face higher sea level rises than previously forecast as well as the threat of extreme rainfall and other dangerous weather events caused by climate change. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, known by its Dutch acronym KNMI, issued the stark warning in a new update based on its own research and a report issued in August by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chang
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid, Real Sociedad and Sevilla are the ones getting things done in the Spanish League. After the first 10 matches, it’s close at the top with six teams within three points of the lead. Madrid is the powerhouse looking the best as defending champion Atlético Madrid stutters because of its unusual defensive problems and Barcelona continues to struggle without Lionel Messi. Sociedad and Sevilla are the outsiders showing the most potential so far. Sociedad has 21 points from 10
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are at a "critical phase" and Tehran's reasons for avoiding talks are wearing thin, a U.S. official said on Monday while raising the possibility of further diplomacy even if the deal cannot be resuscitated. U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley told reporters Washington was increasingly worried Tehran would keep delaying a return to talks, but said it had other tools to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and would use them if need be.
Ontario is lifting capacity limits today at restaurants, gyms, casinos and some other locations where proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required. Meanwhile, the province is reporting 326 new cases of the virus Monday. Of those cases, 231 were found in people who were not fully vaccinated or had an unknown vaccination status, while 95 cases were found in people who are fully vaccinated. The seven-day average for cases dropped slightly, and now stands at 372. The province is also reporting
From ukuleles and guitars to harmonicas and kazoos, the basement of Ron Mercer's Edmonton home is stuffed with a musical collection that's been 35 years in the making. "I keep going through and I always get lost around 1,700 or something," Mercer said about how many instruments he has crammed into the lower level of his home in the Inglewood neighbourhood. "I get bored or start counting the same thing twice, so I'd say probably close to 2,000." Two narrow walkways allow Mercer or his visitors to
NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota's Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his "indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture,” The Associated Press has learned. The medal is one of the nation's highest civilian honors and past recipients include George Washington, the Wright Brothers, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, the Navajo Code Talkers, the Tuskegee Airmen and the Dalai Lama. “The world is a who
Thousands are without power and ferry service between the mainland and Vancouver Island was cancelled on Monday as a strong windstorm rolls across British Columbia's South Coast. More than 11,000 homes are without power as a result of the storm hitting Sunday night, according to B.C. Hydro. More than 3,000 of those families are on Vancouver Island while nearly 7,000 are spread across the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast. "We are seeing a lot of distribution outages on the system right now, and
ATHENS (Reuters) -When the Taliban seized Afghanistan, lawyer Bibi Chaman Hafizi heard the militants were going door to door, hunting for people who worked for the state, so she burned every document in her home and went into hiding. Like dozens more women working in the legal sphere, Hafizi, who handled cases for the Counter Narcotics Justice Centre, was chased out of Afghanistan by the men they had jailed, now freed from prison by the insurgents. "When the Taliban came, we felt fear," she said, sitting in a bare-bones apartment in the Greek capital.
The Ontario government is introducing new legislation that would require large employers to put in "right to disconnect" policies and bar non-compete clauses. The legislation would require employers with 25 or more employees to develop disconnecting-from-work policies, which could include expectations about response time for emails and encouraging employees to turn on out-of-office notifications when they are not working. Monte McNaughton, the minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development,
(Reuters) -Moderna Inc said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response in children aged six to 11 years and that it plans to submit the data to global regulators soon. Moderna said its two-dose vaccine generated virus-neutralizing antibodies in children and safety was comparable to what was previously seen in clinical trials of adolescents and adults. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for adults over the age of 18 years and is waiting for a response to its June application for children aged 12 through 17.
The developed world has failed to deliver on its commitment to send some $100 billion a year to help poorer countries fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report jointly drafted by Canada and Germany ahead of the COP26 summit. The report, prepared by Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and his German counterpart, Jochen Flasbarth, documents the progress richer countries have made to date in financially supporting other countries with climate change mit
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says it will be looking at the impact of newly loosened COVID-19 restrictions across the province. "At this point, our main goal is monitoring to see what the effect of these relaxations will be in the Windsor-Essex community," Dr. Shanker Nesathurai, acting medical officer of health, told reporters in a virtual briefing on Monday. On Friday, the province released a tentative timeline for the easing of pandemic rules, including the rescinding of vaccination a
The impact of a Covid lockdown has already been dramatic for a destination that relies on tourism for 90% of its income. In Santorini's case, the lockdown came as a double blow as the island had recently begun to open its hotels and restaurants all year round. During this enforced isolation only Santorini residents were allowed on the island. Guests from the mainland had to return home and no new tourists were allowed in. The drastic shutdown worked, however. Not one case of the potentially deadly disease was diagnosed on Santorini.
Infectious diseases expert Dr. Issac Bogoch makes sense of the latest COVID-19 headlines and if the lifting of capacity limits was hasty.