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Trump allows commercial fishing in marine conservation area

Trump allows commercial fishing in marine conservation area

BANGOR, Maine — President Donald Trump rolled back protections Friday at a marine conservation area off the New England coast, signing an order to allow commercial fishing in a stretch of water environmentalists say is critical for endangered right w

Minister sees 'glimmers' of confidence as B.C. jobless rate hits 13.4 per cent

VICTORIA — The jobless rate in British Columbia continues to climb, increasing to 13.4 per cent last month, but Finance Minister Carole James says there are signs of growing confidence.
US will allow limited flights by Chinese airlines, not a ban

US will allow limited flights by Chinese airlines, not a ban

The Trump administration said Friday it will let Chinese airlines operate a limited number of flights to the U.S., backing down from a threat to ban the flights. The decision came one day after China appeared to open the door to U.S.
Ottawa postpones auction of spectrum by six months, says delay due to COVID

Ottawa postpones auction of spectrum by six months, says delay due to COVID

OTTAWA — The federal government will delay a planned auction of 3,500-megahertz wireless spectrum by six months, a move that could affect how the Canadian telecom industry rolls out fifth-generation network services.
Bombardier cutting 2,500 jobs as business jet demand falls due to pandemic

Bombardier cutting 2,500 jobs as business jet demand falls due to pandemic

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. will cut 2,500 workers from its plane-making division as demand for the company's main source of income — private jets — falls amid a recession and feeble travel demand.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,854.07, up 326.20 points.) Air Canada (TSX:AC). Industrials. Up 87 cents, or 4.48 per cent, to $20.29 on 19.7 million shares.
North American stock markets end week on fire after surprising jobs reports

North American stock markets end week on fire after surprising jobs reports

TORONTO — North American stock markets ended the week on fire following surprisingly positive jobs reports in Canada and the United States. The S&P/TSX composite index hit a three-month high and closed up 326.20 points or 2.1 per cent at 15,854.
US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment dropped unexpectedly in May to 13.

Employers will need new policies, practices to tackle shift to work-from-home

As companies begin to think about a return of staff to their offices, some firms are looking at a more permanent shift to work-from-home through flexible arrangements or even shuttering some office spaces as the COVID-19 shutdown moves from weeks int
WestJet breaks ranks with carriers to offer refunds to some customers

WestJet breaks ranks with carriers to offer refunds to some customers

WestJet Airlines Ltd. has quietly changed its refund policy to allow some customers whose flights were cancelled due to the pandemic to recoup their cash.