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Crescent Point loses $145 million in Q2 on 73-per-cent revenue decline

Crescent Point loses $145 million in Q2 on 73-per-cent revenue decline

CALGARY — Crescent Point Energy Corp. is reporting a $145.1 million loss in its latest quarter on a 73-per-cent decrease in revenues amid lower crude oil prices.
Gildan Activewear misses expectations as COVID-19 drives down sales

Gildan Activewear misses expectations as COVID-19 drives down sales

MONTREAL — Gildan Activewear Inc. missed expectations as it reported a large second-quarter loss after sales plunged 71 per cent amid widespread closures of customer stores because of COVID-19. The Montreal-based company, reporting in U.S.
1.4 million seek jobless aid as virus keeps forcing layoffs

1.4 million seek jobless aid as virus keeps forcing layoffs

WASHINGTON — More than 1.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of the devastation the coronavirus outbreak has unleashed on the U.S. economy.
German economy plunged 10% during 2nd quarter amid pandemic

German economy plunged 10% during 2nd quarter amid pandemic

FRANKFURT — Germany’s economy, Europe's largest, took a massive hit during the pandemic shutdowns, shrinking by 10.1% per cent during the April-June period from the previous quarter as exports and business investment collapsed.
Total writes off $9.3B in oilsands assets, cancels Canadian oil lobby membership

Total writes off $9.3B in oilsands assets, cancels Canadian oil lobby membership

CALGARY — French energy giant Total says it is writing off $9.3-billion (US$7 billion) worth of oilsands assets in Alberta and cancelling its membership in the Calgary-based Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.
The Latest: Zuckerberg questioned on viral misinformation

The Latest: Zuckerberg questioned on viral misinformation

WASHINGTON — The Latest on testimony before a congressional committee by the CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google (all times local): 6:30 p.m.
Fed sees dim economic outlook as virus squeezes economy

Fed sees dim economic outlook as virus squeezes economy

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Wednesday that the viral epidemic is endangering the modest economic recovery that followed a collapse in hiring and spending this spring.
Canada's arts and recreation businesses face greatest risk of closure: CFIB

Canada's arts and recreation businesses face greatest risk of closure: CFIB

TORONTO — Canada's struggling independent businesses in the arts, entertainment and recreational sectors are at the highest risk of permanently closing due to COVID-19, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,294.66, up 173.34 points) Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Healthcare. Down $1.50, or 18.7 per cent, to $6.52 on 9.98 million shares.
Toronto stock index gains nearly 200 points as Shopify Inc. shares strengthen

Toronto stock index gains nearly 200 points as Shopify Inc. shares strengthen

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index gained nearly 200 points Wednesday as Shopify Inc. buoyed the tech sector with its strong quarterly results. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 173.34 points to 16,294.66.