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Restaurant, bar sales rise in July for third straight month, StatCan reports

Restaurant, bar sales rise in July for third straight month, StatCan reports

Statistics Canada says sales for food services and drinking places rose for the third month in a row in July, buoyed by the reopening of dining rooms and patios across the country. The agency says the subsector recorded sales of $4.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,817.11, down 325.78 points.) Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ). Down 66 cents, or 2.92 per cent, to $21.94 on 11.
S&P/TSX composite closes down as gold price sinks to lowest level in two months

S&P/TSX composite closes down as gold price sinks to lowest level in two months

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index sank midweek as the materials sector lost ground with the price of gold falling to its lowest level in two months.
Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments about diversity

Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments about diversity

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf apologized Wednesday for comments he made suggesting it is difficult to find qualified Black executives in the financial industry.
Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or not

Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or not

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they’re buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out. U.S. sales of Halloween candy were up 13% over last year in the month ending Sept.
Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'

Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic.
Liberals to 'accelerate' spending of $1-billion fund for rural internet backbone

Liberals to 'accelerate' spending of $1-billion fund for rural internet backbone

TORONTO — The Trudeau government's plan to shepherd the economy safely past the COVID crisis includes its long-standing promise to make sure all parts of Canada have access to high-speed internet. The throne speech read Wednesday by Gov.

California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state.
Ont. Indigo bookstore workers vote to unionize, a month after retailer reports losses

Ont. Indigo bookstore workers vote to unionize, a month after retailer reports losses

TORONTO — Workers at an Indigo Books and Music Inc. location in Mississauga, Ont., have voted in favour of unionization.
Nuvei closes $833-million IPO, making history as TSX's largest tech sector IPO

Nuvei closes $833-million IPO, making history as TSX's largest tech sector IPO

Philip Fayer took little time to celebrate after his Montreal payments company Nuvei Corp. closed its $833-million initial public offering, the largest the Toronto Stock Exchange has ever seen in the technology sector.
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