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From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

DETROIT — Downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city centre , motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin.
Make sure your home insurance covers renovation risks, experts advise

Make sure your home insurance covers renovation risks, experts advise

CALGARY — Homeowners across the country are spending big bucks to upgrade or enlarge their homes as the reality sinks in that many workers won't be heading back to the office any time soon due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
JC Penney sees bankruptcy protection exit by Christmas

JC Penney sees bankruptcy protection exit by Christmas

NEW YORK — J.C. Penney believes it will emerge from bankruptcy protection before Christmas under a new ownership agreement that would save tens of thousands of jobs.
UK government borrowing hits record due to pandemic

UK government borrowing hits record due to pandemic

LONDON — The COVID-19 pandemic is battering Britain’s public finances, pushing government borrowing to a record last month as tax revenue fell and authorities spent billions of pounds to prop up the economy. The government borrowed a net 36.
The end of double cupping: Tim Hortons ditches two cups in favour of one with sleeve

The end of double cupping: Tim Hortons ditches two cups in favour of one with sleeve

Tim Hortons is ending the practice of double cupping hot drinks, a move the fast food restaurant says will eliminate hundreds of millions of cups from landfills each year. The subsidiary of Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Here's a list of September inflation rates for Canadian provinces

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 0.5 per cent in September, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 0.3 per cent (-0.6) — Prince Edward Island: 0.
Retail sales rose 0.4 per cent in August to $53.2B, Statistics Canada reports

Retail sales rose 0.4 per cent in August to $53.2B, Statistics Canada reports

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.4 per cent to $53.2 billion in August.
For working Santas, it won't be a green Christmas as parades, other paid gigs dry up

For working Santas, it won't be a green Christmas as parades, other paid gigs dry up

George McKay belts out a hearty “ho ho ho” as he makes the rounds at a weekend farmers market in Brampton, Ont.
Boralex names COO Patrick Decostre to succeed Patrick Lemaire as CEO

Boralex names COO Patrick Decostre to succeed Patrick Lemaire as CEO

MONTREAL — Boralex Inc. has named chief operating officer Patrick Decostre as the renewable power producer's next chief executive. Decostre will replace Patrick Lemaire, who is set to retire at the end of the year.
Cathay Pacific cuts 8,500 jobs, shutters regional airline

Cathay Pacific cuts 8,500 jobs, shutters regional airline

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday it would cut 8,500 jobs and shut a regional airline as it grapples with the plunge in air travel due to the pandemic.