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New, young small businesses left out of federal budget want more aid: CFIB

New, young small businesses left out of federal budget want more aid: CFIB

TORONTO — Small business owners and advocates say Ottawa should rethink the eligibility requirements for subsidies after Monday’s federal budget failed to include companies launched shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic or after it began.
ACM Awards hits record low ratings, join the ceremony slump

ACM Awards hits record low ratings, join the ceremony slump

LOS ANGELES — The Academy of County Music honours drew a record-low audience, joining other awards shows also finding dwindling viewer interest.
Rogers offers customers credit after massive outage, will be applied to bills in May

Rogers offers customers credit after massive outage, will be applied to bills in May

Rogers Communications Inc. is offering wireless customers a credit following a massive nationwide outage.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,040.78, down 163.64 points.) Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP). Energy. Down 37 cents, or 6.53 per cent, to $5.
Retiree group says Liberal budget fails to support pension reform

Retiree group says Liberal budget fails to support pension reform

TORONTO — The Canadian Federation of Pensioners is calling for amendments to federal insolvency laws to protect members of defined benefit pensions if the employer is insolvent.
CN makes rival bid to CP Rail's offer to buy U.S. railway Kansas City Southern

CN makes rival bid to CP Rail's offer to buy U.S. railway Kansas City Southern

CALGARY — The CEO of Canadian National Railway Co. says his company's bid for Kansas City Southern will create a combined "safer, faster, cleaner and stronger railway" than the one proposed by rival Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.
S&P/TSX composite has worst day in seven weeks on COVID infection concerns

S&P/TSX composite has worst day in seven weeks on COVID infection concerns

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index had its worst day in nearly seven weeks on profit-taking following record highs and investor sentiment being weighed down by high COVID-19 infection rates. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 163.
Peel, Toronto order to shut COVID-stricken business a 'reactive measure,' union says

Peel, Toronto order to shut COVID-stricken business a 'reactive measure,' union says

TORONTO — A union that represents food and commercial workers says Tuesday decisions by Toronto and its neighbouring Peel Region to temporarily close businesses with COVID-19 outbreaks is a "reactive measure" that doesn't go far enough.
Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law

Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law

ATLANTA — A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn't done enough to oppose the state's new voting laws.
Dogecoin has its day; cryptocurrency is latest 'meme' craze

Dogecoin has its day; cryptocurrency is latest 'meme' craze

NEW YORK — Dogecoin had its day.