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Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales up 8.7 per cent in July

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales up 8.7 per cent in July

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says early estimates for July suggest manufacturing sales growth slowed to 8.7 per cent for the month. The agency's flash estimate for the month is part of an effort to provide more timely economic data.
Asia Today: South Korea sees 11th day of 3-digit increases

Asia Today: South Korea sees 11th day of 3-digit increases

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases Monday and health officials pleaded for people to follow guidelines or risk further restrictions or strains on hospitals.
Shipbuilders approve 3-year pact, ending monthslong strike

Shipbuilders approve 3-year pact, ending monthslong strike

BATH, Maine — A 63-day strike at Bath Iron Works — against the backdrop of a pandemic in an election year — came to an end Sunday with shipbuilders voting to return to their jobs producing warships for the United States Navy.
Grocery store workers in N.L. on strike over low wages, end of pandemic pay

Grocery store workers in N.L. on strike over low wages, end of pandemic pay

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Workers at 11 Dominion grocery stores across Newfoundland hit the picket lines Sunday to demand higher wages, full-time positions and access to benefits, a local union leader said.
Gradual return to work at Montreal port after truce with employer

Gradual return to work at Montreal port after truce with employer

MONTREAL — Longshore workers at the Port of Montreal are headed back to work today, after a truce declared in a labour dispute allowed activities to resume after a 12-day strike.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Manufacturing reading Statistics Canada will release its monthly survey of manufacturing flash estimate for July.
Employers, striking dockworkers reach truce, Montreal port to reopen

Employers, striking dockworkers reach truce, Montreal port to reopen

MONTREAL — Employers and dockworkers at the Port of Montreal have reached a truce after a 12-day strike, paving the way for Canada's second-largest port to reopen Sunday. The two sides have agreed to halt a labour action launched Aug.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,517.85, down 88.91 points) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 56 cents, or 2.61 per cent, to $20.89 on 7.39 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite falls nearly 100 points, while major U.S. indexes make gains

S&P/TSX composite falls nearly 100 points, while major U.S. indexes make gains

TORONTO — The energy and materials sectors dragged down Canada's main stock index Friday, while markets south of the border moved up on the continued strength of technology stocks. The S&P/TSX composite index retreated 88.91 points to 16,517.85.
Crude-by-rail shipments drop to 8-year low in June, one-tenth of February record

Crude-by-rail shipments drop to 8-year low in June, one-tenth of February record

CALGARY — Canadian exports of crude oil by rail fell to an eight-year low in June as North American fuel demand remained low due to measures taken to control the COVID-19 pandemic.
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