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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.

Ontario to provide COVID-19 liability protection to workers and some organizations

TORONTO — Health-care workers, businesses and non-profits could receive liability protection against COVID-19-related lawsuits under legislation proposed by the Ontario government Tuesday, but critics said the bill would result in extra protection fo
CN Rail earnings fall to $985 million in Q3 despite record grain shipments

CN Rail earnings fall to $985 million in Q3 despite record grain shipments

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. isn't quite ready to reinstate its 2021 guidance after experiencing a third quarter that saw its mix of business change with the economic recovery.
Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 year
Football rules nationally, Dodgers in Los Angeles

Football rules nationally, Dodgers in Los Angeles

NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Dodgers played for their season Sunday night on Fox, the seventh game of the National League Championship Series. Win and go to the World Series, lose and go home.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,273.26, down 0.81 of a point.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 10 cents, or 0.64 per cent, to $15.66 on 9.6 million shares.
UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

LONDON — Danica Marcos wants to be infected with COVID-19.