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New Brunswick Tories say tomorrow's provincial budget hits surplus target

New Brunswick Tories say tomorrow's provincial budget hits surplus target

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's finance minister says Tuesday's provincial budget hits the government's target of a $125-million surplus to go towards the debt.

Aon plans takeover of Willis Towers in $30B all-stock deal

Aon is buying rival benefits and risk consultant Willis Towers Watson in an all-stock deal valued at around $30 billion.
Food delivery services brace for COVID-19 with non-contact options and sanitizer

Food delivery services brace for COVID-19 with non-contact options and sanitizer

TORONTO — Food delivery companies operating in Canada are undertaking a handful of precautions amid an outbreak of a novel form of coronavirus. Non-contact drop-offs are coming next week to the Chanmao Inc.
Oil price crash: What it means for Canada

Oil price crash: What it means for Canada

CALGARY — World oil prices are in free fall after Saudi Arabia slashed its crude sale price Sunday, signalling the start of a price war after OPEC talks with Russia broke down without an agreement on production cuts.
Ensign Energy Services reports Q4 loss, stock plunges as oil markets roil

Ensign Energy Services reports Q4 loss, stock plunges as oil markets roil

CALGARY — Shares in drilling company Ensign Energy Services Inc. plunged by as much as 40 per cent on Monday amid a worldwide oil price and stock market crash. The company, which reported a loss of $71.6 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec.
Stop work order partially lifted at Cape Breton's Donkin coal mine

Stop work order partially lifted at Cape Breton's Donkin coal mine

DONKIN, N.S. — Nova Scotia's Labour Department says a stop work order has been partially lifted at the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton. Production was shut down Feb.
Annual pace of housing starts in February slowed compared with January

Annual pace of housing starts in February slowed compared with January

OTTAWA — The annual pace of housing starts fell in February compared with January, but still came in stronger than economists had expected. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

Juul Labs sought to court AGs as teen vaping surged

WASHINGTON — It was a blunt warning about the dangers of youth vaping: Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced late last month that his state had joined 38 others to investigate whether Juul Labs, the nation’s largest electronic cigarette compa
Business software firm Open Text buys Montreal-based XMedius for $75 million

Business software firm Open Text buys Montreal-based XMedius for $75 million

WATERLOO, Ont. — Business software company OpenText has acquired XMedius, a provider of secure file exchange and communication, for $75 million in cash.
Italy quarantines north in drastic bid to slow virus spread

Italy quarantines north in drastic bid to slow virus spread

ROME — Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, attempting to lock down 16 million people — more than a quarter of its population — for nearly a month to halt the relentless march of the new coronavirus across Europe.