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AP-NORC poll: Nearly half say job lost to virus won't return

AP-NORC poll: Nearly half say job lost to virus won't return

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced a layoff during the coronavirus pandemic now believe those jobs are lost forever, a new poll shows, a sign of increasing pessimism that would translate into roughly 10 million workers n
Consumers flocked to online shopping as pandemic hit, with e-commerce sales up 99%

Consumers flocked to online shopping as pandemic hit, with e-commerce sales up 99%

Canadian consumers flocked to online shopping as the measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic were enacted, according to a Statistics Canada report. A new report from the agency found that total retail sales fell by 17.

FAA orders emergency engine checks of parked Boeing 737s

WASHINGTON — Safety regulators issued an emergency order directing airlines to inspect and if necessary replace a critical engine part on popular Boeing 737 jets after four reports of engines shutting down during flights.
US new home sales jump 13.8% in June

US new home sales jump 13.8% in June

WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes rose a sharp 13.8% in June, the second straight increase after two months when sales plunged as the country went into lockdown because of the coronavirus.
Newfoundland and Labrador deficit soars to $2.1 billion for fiscal 2020-21

Newfoundland and Labrador deficit soars to $2.1 billion for fiscal 2020-21

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Declining oil revenues coupled with costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has Newfoundland and Labrador projecting a $2.1-billion deficit for fiscal 2020-21 — an increase of $1.35 billion from last year's budget.
Canfor earns $60.7 million in Q2 due to improved demand and prices

Canfor earns $60.7 million in Q2 due to improved demand and prices

VANCOUVER — Canfor Corp. says its results turned positive in the second quarter on a large reversal of a writedown in its lumber operations due to improved demand and prices towards the end of the quarter.
Aecon Group loses $6.2 million in Q2 as revenues fall due to COVID-19

Aecon Group loses $6.2 million in Q2 as revenues fall due to COVID-19

TORONTO — Aecon Group Inc. swung to a loss in the second quarter as some construction projects were slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its stake in Bermuda's airport operations was hurt by a suspension of flights.

BDC records $218M net loss for 2020 fiscal year, remains confident

MONTREAL — The Business Development Bank of Canada says its priorities changed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it shifted to provide more liquidity during the economically challenging time. The BDC says its clients accepted $7.
Charges dropped against Thai Red Bull heir in fatal crash

Charges dropped against Thai Red Bull heir in fatal crash

BANGKOK — Prosecutors in Thailand have dropped all charges against a Thai heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who was accused of killing a Bangkok police officer in a 2012 car crash, officials said Friday. Police Lt. Col.
Critic of Chinese leader expelled from party on graft charge

Critic of Chinese leader expelled from party on graft charge

BEIJING — The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and will be prosecuted on corruption charges, the