TSX falls with commodities but Wall Street recoups losses on solid jobs

TORONTO — Declining commodity prices pushed the Toronto stock market to a lower close, even as solid U.S. jobs data boosted stocks south of the border.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index lost 53.92 points to 13,440.44.The commodity-sensitive Canadian dollar also fell, down 0.16 of a U.S. cent at 76.84 cents US.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 107.66 points at 17,792.75, while the broader S&P 500 added 13.04 points to 2,072.78 and the Nasdaq composite rose 44.69 points to 4,914.54.In commodities, the May contract for benchmark North American crude fell $1.55 to US$36.79 a barrel, while May natural gas was unchanged at US$1.96 per mmBtu.June gold fell $12.10 to US$1,223.50 a troy ounce, while May copper shed two cents to US$2.16 a pound. read more

Man who changed his name to Michael Jackson wants to revert it

A man who changed his name to Michael Jackson now wants to revert it in the wake of claims aired in the Leaving Neverland documentary.John Lomas, 38, altered his name to “John Michael Jackson” by deed poll because he was a superfan of the singer during his childhood.But the factory worker, from Malvern, Worcestershire, now fears his name will cause him havoc when applying for jobs since Jackson was accused of being a paedophile in the TV documentary, which aired in Britain this month.He is now crowdfunding to change his name back by deed poll, which costs £120.He said: “During my childhood I had various obsessions and special interests growing up and one of those has been Michael Jackson.”A few years ago I went to LA and soon after that I changed my name to Michael Jackson legally.”I have supported him blindly for years and but it has come to a point with everything recently that I’ve thought, ‘no more’. “There is too much doubt and I’m now left with this name that I need to get rid of.”I’m trying to get into the care profession but every time I do a DBS check I have to disclose my full name and if I’m going for a job like that it looks really bad that I’ve chosen to change my name to that of an alleged and believed paedophile. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “I’ve asked for legal advice and there is nothing I can do to change my name back by deed poll without paying a £120 fee, which I can’t afford.”I just want to put this behind me, I can’t have this name hanging above me anymore, I just want a fresh start.”Leaving Neverland published stories of men who alleged they were molested by the star as young boys. read more