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Lightspeed POS buys U.S. company ShopKeep for US$440 million in cash and stock

Lightspeed POS buys U.S. company ShopKeep for US$440 million in cash and stock

Lightspeed POS Inc. is shelling out US$440 million in cash and shares to acquire a U.S. cloud-based commerce business and bolster its support for small- and medium-sized businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ensign Energy Services reports Q3 net loss of $36 million on 60 per cent less revenue

Ensign Energy Services reports Q3 net loss of $36 million on 60 per cent less revenue

CALGARY — The president of Ensign Energy Services Inc. says activity is beginning to pick up in the North American oil and gas drilling sector after grinding to deep lows earlier this year due to low oil prices.
One-stop shoppers drive sales growth at Canadian Tire amid pandemic

One-stop shoppers drive sales growth at Canadian Tire amid pandemic

Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. reported a ramp up in sales in its third quarter Thursday, when pandemic-inspired cooking, home improvement and staycations drove shoppers to the company's eponymous stores.
Suspended 100 Mile House oriented strandboard mill to close permanently

Suspended 100 Mile House oriented strandboard mill to close permanently

TORONTO — Norbord Inc. says it is permanently closing its oriented strandboard mill in the central B.C. community of 100 Mile House after suspending operations there in August 2019.
UK bolsters economic support as England goes into lockdown

UK bolsters economic support as England goes into lockdown

LONDON — The British government and the Bank of England joined forces Thursday to provide further support to an economy facing a difficult winter following the imposition of new coronavirus lockdown measures.
ESPN announces 300 layoffs, citing 'disruption' amid virus

ESPN announces 300 layoffs, citing 'disruption' amid virus

ESPN announced Thursday it is eliminating about 500 jobs worldwide, including about 300 through layoffs.
Pandemic pushes BCE Q3 profits down 20% from previous year

Pandemic pushes BCE Q3 profits down 20% from previous year

TORONTO — BCE Inc.'s third-quarter profit was down 20 per cent compared with a year ago as its revenue also edged lower due to the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on its business and its customers.
Barrick Gold reports US$882-million third-quarter profit, raises dividend

Barrick Gold reports US$882-million third-quarter profit, raises dividend

TORONTO — Shares of Barrick Gold Corp. were up more than seven per cent in mid-morning trading after the company raised its dividend and its third-quarter profit topped expectations. The Toronto-based gold miner, which keeps its books in U.S.
Virus shutdowns in the rearview for US automakers, GM booms

Virus shutdowns in the rearview for US automakers, GM booms

DETROIT — General Motors is posting huge third quarter numbers, pulling in $4 billion in profit over three months, after a short money-losing stretch as the spread of COVID-19 shut down all U.S. auto factories.
How two blind brothers became Two Blind Brothers for a cause

How two blind brothers became Two Blind Brothers for a cause

NEW YORK — Would you buy something you can’t see? That’s the question posed by two New York brothers who’ve lost much of their vision to a rare degenerative eye disorder and have dedicated their lives — and livelihoods — to raising money for a cure.
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