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Alberta finance minister says outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3 billion

Alberta finance minister says outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3 billion

EDMONTON — Finance Minister Travis Toews says COVID-19 will affect Alberta’s economy for the next couple of years and perhaps beyond, but projections are encouraging.
Ontario expected to release guidelines for celebrating winter holidays amid COVID-19

Ontario expected to release guidelines for celebrating winter holidays amid COVID-19

The Ontario government is expected to spell out its guidelines today for celebrating the upcoming winter holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Circle-K owner Alimentation Couche-Tard grows profits to US$757 million

Circle-K owner Alimentation Couche-Tard grows profits to US$757 million

LAVAL, Que. — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s profits increased from last year in the three months ending Oct. 11, as shoppers consolidated shopping trips to convenience stores amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 (17,274.25, up 179.72 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX: ACB). Health care. Up $2.60, or 27.69 per cent, at $11.99 on 15.

Fox News, family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich settle suit

NEW YORK — Fox News has reached a settlement with slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich's parents, who alleged in a lawsuit that the cable news company exploited their son's death in stories and commentary.
Small businesses turn to stunts as desperation mounts amid Ont. COVID-19 lockdown

Small businesses turn to stunts as desperation mounts amid Ont. COVID-19 lockdown

TORONTO — Storefronts along a bustling neighbourhood in Toronto's west end were papered over with mock "for lease" signs Tuesday as a nearby suburban barbecue joint threw open its doors in defiance of pandemic restrictions — a sign of the dramatic me
Airport industry group calls for aid as pandemic lockdown chokes off revenue

Airport industry group calls for aid as pandemic lockdown chokes off revenue

An industry group is sounding the alarm over the financial state of the country's airports as ongoing travel restrictions take a crippling toll on passenger traffic levels and revenues.

Fox News viewership slips post-election, prodded by Trump

NEW YORK — In a bizarre video retweeted Tuesday by President Donald Trump, a sinister-looking Randy Quaid is seen in a closeup with flashing lights illuminating his bearded face as he intones, “Fox News daytime ratings have completely collapsed.
North American stock markets surge higher, Dow tops 30,000

North American stock markets surge higher, Dow tops 30,000

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index surged higher Tuesday alongside other North American markets, as the Dow Jones industrial average passed the 30,000-mark for the first time.
Imperial Oil set to end Syncrude services contract as Suncor becomes operator

Imperial Oil set to end Syncrude services contract as Suncor becomes operator

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. says it will relinquish its contract to provide business management services to Syncrude Canada Ltd. when Suncor Energy Inc. takes over as operator of its oilsands mine and upgrader works at the end of 2021.