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In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

NEW YORK — In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate — including a new “Matrix” movie, “Godzilla vs.

Ryanair gives Boeing a boost by ordering 75 more Max jets

Irish budget airline Ryanair said Thursday it is ordering 75 more Boeing 737 Max jets, a boost for Boeing just before its most important plane returns to flying after two deadly crashes.
Gift cards remain popular despite pandemic but come with a risk if store closes

Gift cards remain popular despite pandemic but come with a risk if store closes

TORONTO — Chris Corson has soured on gift cards this holiday season after the store she planned to spend them at was one of the growing casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Banks see mix of hope and concerns in 2021 as COVID-19 continues to spread

Banks see mix of hope and concerns in 2021 as COVID-19 continues to spread

TORONTO — Canada's big banks are seeing their first glimmers of hope that an economic rebound is on its way, but their leaders say there’s still plenty to be wary of.
Toronto home sales surge 24.3 per cent in November, but condo prices fall

Toronto home sales surge 24.3 per cent in November, but condo prices fall

TORONTO — November brought a sense of urgency to the Toronto real estate market, where COVID-19 has people buying and selling homes for "completely different reasons" than before the pandemic, according to Peel-based broker Bethany King.
Athabasca Oil adopts lower 2021 budget, spends to maintain oilsands production

Athabasca Oil adopts lower 2021 budget, spends to maintain oilsands production

CALGARY — A Canadian oil company with production from both oilsands and light oil and gas wells is forecasting lower spending and little change in production in 2021. Athabasca Oil Corp.
Kroger 3Q sales jump as virus surges and Americans stock up

Kroger 3Q sales jump as virus surges and Americans stock up

Kroger's sales surged in the third quarter as COVID-19 infections rose rapidly in the fall and Americans restocked pantries in anticipation of spending more time at home.
US service sector growth slows for 2nd consecutive month

US service sector growth slows for 2nd consecutive month

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, registered its sixth consecutive month of expansion in November.
CIBC to focus on winning more market share after reporting $1.02B profit in Q4

CIBC to focus on winning more market share after reporting $1.02B profit in Q4

TORONTO — The chief executive of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce says he's determined to protect and win more market share in areas like personal and small business banking as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage.
US jobless claims remain high at 712,000 as virus escalates

US jobless claims remain high at 712,000 as virus escalates

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell as the nation celebrated Thanksgiving last week to a still-high 712,000, the latest sign that the U.S.