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COVID-19 cannabis boom is over after spike in March, says Aurora interim CEO

COVID-19 cannabis boom is over after spike in March, says Aurora interim CEO

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc.'s interim chief executive says the COVID-19 boom in cannabis sales has dissipated.

CRTC says there's no evidence network data being used to trace COVID-19

OTTAWA — Canada's telecommunications regulator has rejected a call to get more actively involved in safeguarding privacy if cellphone and internet apps are used to trace COVID-19's spread.
Industrial production plunges unprecedented 11.2% in April

Industrial production plunges unprecedented 11.2% in April

WASHINGTON — American industry suffered the most severe plunge on record last month with factories, mines and utilities battered by the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal Reserve said Friday that its industrial production index tumbled a record 11.
Germany in recession as economy shrinks 2.2% in 1st quarter

Germany in recession as economy shrinks 2.2% in 1st quarter

BERLIN — The German economy shrank by 2.2% in the first quarter compared with the previous three-month period as shutdowns in the country and beyond started to bite, official data showed Friday.

German economy shrinks 2.2% in 1st quarter as virus hits

BERLIN — The German economy shrank by 2.2% in the first quarter compared with the previous three-month period as shutdowns in the country and beyond started to bite, official data showed Friday.
Trump's Mar-a-Lago club to partially reopen this weekend

Trump's Mar-a-Lago club to partially reopen this weekend

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club will partially reopen to members this weekend as South Florida slowly reopens from the coronavirus lockdown.
Canadian telecom companies says COVID-19 causing surge in demand for services

Canadian telecom companies says COVID-19 causing surge in demand for services

Canadian telecom companies say demand for their services has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic and will change business once the lockdown ends. Rogers Communications Inc.
Alberta Energy Regulator blocks sale of Shell assets over clean-up concerns

Alberta Energy Regulator blocks sale of Shell assets over clean-up concerns

CALGARY — Alberta's energy regulator has cited clean-up concerns in blocking the sale of sour gas wells, pipelines and other facilities from an energy giant to a much smaller company.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (14,509.66, up 6.45 points.) Centric Health Corp. (TSX:CHH). Health care. Down half a cent, or 2.08 per cent, to 23.5 cents on 19.
Toronto stock market rallies from early weakness caused by trade, virus concerns

Toronto stock market rallies from early weakness caused by trade, virus concerns

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index recovered from early losses prompted by U.S. sabre-rattling against China and an ominous warning about COVID-19. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 6.45 points at 14,509.66 after losing 2.