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Dell customer seeks compensation for years of scam calls after personal data leaked

Dell customer seeks compensation for years of scam calls after personal data leaked

HALIFAX — A proposed class action suit has been launched against Dell Technologies on behalf of thousands of Canadians whose personal information was compromised in a data breach.
Australia bounces out of recession as economy grows 3.3%

Australia bounces out of recession as economy grows 3.3%

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Australia's economy grew by 3.3% in the third quarter, rebounding from its first recession in nearly three decades as it recovered from pandemic-related shocks, according to figures released Wednesday.
Resource sectors help lift S&P/TSX composite, U.S. stock markets down

Resource sectors help lift S&P/TSX composite, U.S. stock markets down

TORONTO — Strength in the energy and metals and mining sectors helped lift Canada's main stock index in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets were down. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 37.20 points at 17,334.13.
Sun Life CEO Dean Connor will retire next August, CFO Kevin Strain to replace him

Sun Life CEO Dean Connor will retire next August, CFO Kevin Strain to replace him

TORONTO — Sun Life Financial Inc. says its president and chief executive will retire next year. The Toronto-based insurance company says Dean Connor, 64, will depart Sun Life on Aug. 6.
Horde of Brazilian bank robbers attack another city, kill 1

Horde of Brazilian bank robbers attack another city, kill 1

RIO DE JANEIRO — A large gang of heavily armed bank robbers invaded the Brazilian city of Cameta just one day after a similar force struck another mid-sized city on the opposite side of the country, taking residents hostage as they looted a bank.
UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

LONDON — Britain authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for use Wednesday, greenlighting the first shot backed up by rigorous scientific review. The first vaccinations are expected within days — a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.
Vancouver home sales fall in November, but remain higher than a year ago

Vancouver home sales fall in November, but remain higher than a year ago

VANCOUVER — The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says November home sales were down from October — but still well above this time last year, as the market catches up to the effects of COVID-19.
Retailers ask Ontario government to lift COVID restrictions they say aren't working

Retailers ask Ontario government to lift COVID restrictions they say aren't working

TORONTO — A coalition of about 50 retailers is calling on the Ontario government to lift COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential stores it claims is making things worse.
Royal Bank Q4 profit up as CEO warns of decline in economic growth

Royal Bank Q4 profit up as CEO warns of decline in economic growth

TORONTO — Three promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates may have spurred optimism from investors, but Royal Bank of Canada's chief executive is warning the country is not rid of its pandemic troubles yet.
Fairfax agrees to sell RiverStone Europe insurance business for US$750 million

Fairfax agrees to sell RiverStone Europe insurance business for US$750 million

TORONTO — Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has agreed to sell its interests in the RiverStone Europe insurance business to a fund managed by CVC Capital Partners.