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Oil prices hit seven-year highs; US$100 oil possible this winter, experts say

Oil prices hit seven-year highs; US$100 oil possible this winter, experts say

CALGARY — Crude oil worth US$100 per barrel could be possible this winter, according to industry experts who have been watching prices rally this fall to territory not seen in seven years.
Biden lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics

Biden lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday reversed a ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics, lifting a Trump-era restriction as political and legal battles over abortion grow sharper from Texas to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage

Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms were down across wide swathes of the world Monday. Facebook's internal systems used by employees also went down.
Home demand still outstrips supply in Metro Vancouver but price hikes slow: report

Home demand still outstrips supply in Metro Vancouver but price hikes slow: report

VANCOUVER — Home sales across Metro Vancouver remained well above the 10-year average in September, but the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says prices haven't climbed as sharply.
EU regulator OKs Pfizer vaccine booster for 18 and older

EU regulator OKs Pfizer vaccine booster for 18 and older

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union’s drug regulator gave its backing Monday to administering booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 and older.
CN calls special shareholder meeting in March in response to request from TCI

CN calls special shareholder meeting in March in response to request from TCI

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. has called a special meeting of shareholders for March 22 in response to a request from an activist investor unhappy with CN's bid for Kansas City Southern. British-based TCI Fund Management Ltd.
Ex-US Rep. Todd Akin, sunk by ‘legitimate rape’ remark, dies

Ex-US Rep. Todd Akin, sunk by ‘legitimate rape’ remark, dies

Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, a conservative Missouri Republican whose comment that women's bodies have a way of avoiding pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape” sunk his bid for the U.S.
Oil at 7-year high after OPEC+ decides on cautious increase

Oil at 7-year high after OPEC+ decides on cautious increase

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Oil prices jumped Monday after OPEC and allied oil producing countries stayed with their gradual approach to restoring output slashed during the pandemic, agreeing to add only 400,000 barrels per day in November.
Sun Life buying U.S. dental benefits company DentaQuest for $3.1 billion

Sun Life buying U.S. dental benefits company DentaQuest for $3.1 billion

TORONTO — Sun Life Financial Inc. has signed a deal to buy DentaQuest, a provider of dental benefits in the United States, for $3.1 billion. The company says DentaQuest will become part of is Sun Life U.S.
Reversing course, CEO says Ozy Media will not shut down

Reversing course, CEO says Ozy Media will not shut down

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of Ozy Media on Monday called the company's announcement last week that it was shutting down “premature” and that after meeting with advertisers and investors that it would continue to operate.