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'Nightmare on Main Street:' After a tough year, campaign urges consumers to buy local

'Nightmare on Main Street:' After a tough year, campaign urges consumers to buy local

A new retail event encouraged consumers to support small businesses on Saturday, reminding shoppers that the holiday season is a critical time for many neighbourhood mom-and-pop shops.
Asia Today: Speed of viral spread causes concern in S. Korea

Asia Today: Speed of viral spread causes concern in S. Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day on Saturday, the fastest spread of infections the country has seen since the early days of the pandemic.
UK, EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

UK, EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

LONDON — Teams from Britain and the European Union resumed face-to-face talks on a post-Brexit trade deal Saturday, with both sides sounding gloomy about striking an agreement in the little time that remains.
India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk

India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk

NEW DELHI — Thousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital on Saturday pressed on with their protest against agricultural legislation they said could devastate crop prices, while the government sought talks with their leaders.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,396.56, up 45.22 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.B). Industrials. Up 6.5 cents, or 15.12 per cent, to 49.5 cents on 21.
S&P/TSX composite index rises as loonie jumps above 77 cents US

S&P/TSX composite index rises as loonie jumps above 77 cents US

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index crept higher on Friday as the loonie popped above 77 cents in afternoon trading. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 45.22 points at 17,396.56. The Canadian dollar traded for 77.01 cents US compared with 76.
Sobeys brings back hero pay for Manitoba, Toronto, Peel workers as COVID cases rise

Sobeys brings back hero pay for Manitoba, Toronto, Peel workers as COVID cases rise

STELLARTON, N.S. — Sobeys says it is bringing back pay premiums for staff in locations where COVID-19 lockdowns are in effect.
Issa Rae urges participation in Small Business Saturday

Issa Rae urges participation in Small Business Saturday

LOS ANGELES — With many small businesses struggling to hold on during the coronavirus pandemic, Issa Rae believes now is the time to support independent stores more than ever.
Air Canada pilots approve new contract as carrier looks to grow cargo business

Air Canada pilots approve new contract as carrier looks to grow cargo business

MONTREAL — Air Canada pilots have ratified changes to their contract that will help the carrier grow its cargo business, as airlines scramble to minimize the pandemic’s toll on their bottom lines.
Growth investing needed as pandemic wanes, says former BoC governor David Dodge

Growth investing needed as pandemic wanes, says former BoC governor David Dodge

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Canada must shift its attention to investing for economic growth as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic downturn over the next few years, says former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge.