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Stelco signs eight-year deal with U.S. Steel to buy iron ore pellets from mine

Stelco signs eight-year deal with U.S. Steel to buy iron ore pellets from mine

HAMILTON — Stelco Holdings Inc. says it has entered into a long-term agreement with United States Steel Corp. to purchase iron ore pellets from the largest iron ore mine in the U.S.
Monetary help from Bank of Canada needs to reach borrowers, Poloz says

Monetary help from Bank of Canada needs to reach borrowers, Poloz says

OTTAWA — Canada's top central banker says monetary stimulus on the scale that the country is seeing now must ultimately reach the average Canadian to help an economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (14,780.74, down 447.37 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up one cent, or 2.08 per cent, to 49 cents on 19.
Toronto market falls to end a strong April and partially recover March weakness

Toronto market falls to end a strong April and partially recover March weakness

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index ended lower to cap one of its best months in years and partially recover the steep declines of March. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 447.37 points or nearly three per cent at 14,780.74.

Precision Drilling employee count down almost 3,000 as rig activity stalls

CALGARY — The deep downturn in North American oil and gas drilling has resulted in nearly 3,000 fewer employees working for Precision Drilling Corp. now than at the same time last year, its CEO said Thursday.
Commercial landlords brace for May to be worst yet as tenants grapple with rent

Commercial landlords brace for May to be worst yet as tenants grapple with rent

TORONTO — For the last seven years, Jessica Carpinone has always been able to pay rent for the space her artisanal bakery and coffee shop Bread by Us uses in Ottawa. This year is different.
Johnson: UK 'past the peak' of outbreak but must be cautious

Johnson: UK 'past the peak' of outbreak but must be cautious

LONDON — Britain is past the peak of its coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday, as he promised to reveal a “road map” out of national lockdown — but not yet.
Molson Coors expects Q2 drop in sales due to loss of bar and restaurant sales

Molson Coors expects Q2 drop in sales due to loss of bar and restaurant sales

Molson Coors Beverage Co. shares fell more than 10 per cent after the beer maker said it expects a challenging second quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company's shares fell $7.25, or 10.62 per cent, to $61.
Oil and gas drilling forecast revised to 49 year low as producers cut spending

Oil and gas drilling forecast revised to 49 year low as producers cut spending

CALGARY — The Petroleum Services Association of Canada has revised its 2020 Canadian drilling forecast to an almost 50-year record low of 3,100 oil and gas wells, a level not seen since 2,900 wells were drilled in 1972.
Whitecap Resources posts $2.1-billion loss, warns of 'involuntary' crude cuts

Whitecap Resources posts $2.1-billion loss, warns of 'involuntary' crude cuts

CALGARY — Oil producer Whitecap Resources Inc. says it is planning for "involuntary shut-ins" of production as North American crude storage levels threaten to exceed capacity and commodity prices remain at low levels.