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North American markets fall despite record start as U.S. stimulus talks hit snag

North American markets fall despite record start as U.S. stimulus talks hit snag

TORONTO — North American stock markets faded following a strong start Friday after U.S. stimulus negotiations hit a snag. The three U.S. markets hit record highs in morning trading before falling on political infighting that prevented U.S.
Quebec provincial pension fund invests $1 billion in clean energy company Invenergy

Quebec provincial pension fund invests $1 billion in clean energy company Invenergy

MONTREAL — Quebec's provincial pension fund manager announced Friday that it will invest $1 billion in Invenergy Renewables, which develops, owns and operates wind and solar power projects.

Cargill idles meat plant in Guelph, Ont., following COVID-19 outbreak

GUELPH, Ont. — A meat-processing plant in Guelph, Ont., is temporarily closing following a COVID-19 outbreak. The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph public health unit said on Thursday that at least 82 people at the Cargill plant have tested positive.
Kobe Bryant's widow slams lawsuit from mom seeking support

Kobe Bryant's widow slams lawsuit from mom seeking support

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant’s widow has denounced a lawsuit from her mother claiming she is owed years of pay for working as an unpaid assistant and support promised by the basketball legend, who was killed in a helicopter crash in January.
Ontario judge dismisses appliance chain's bid to be considered a 'hardware store'

Ontario judge dismisses appliance chain's bid to be considered a 'hardware store'

An Ontario judge has dismissed a bid by Canadian Appliance Source to be considered a hardware store in order to be deemed an essential service and remain open to in-person shopping under the province's lockdown rules.
Retail sales rise 0.4 per cent to $54.6 billion in October

Retail sales rise 0.4 per cent to $54.6 billion in October

Retailers made $54.6 billion in sales in October, marking the sixth monthly increase since April's record decline at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Canada said on Friday. Car and truck part dealers led the 0.
Canada's deficit hit $216.6B between April and October from COVID-19 relief

Canada's deficit hit $216.6B between April and October from COVID-19 relief

OTTAWA — COVID-19 relief measures pushed Canada's deficit up to $216.6 billion in the first seven months of the pandemic. The deficit figure is based on spending between April and October and compared with a deficit of $9.

Surge in website applications slows process for B.C. COVID-19 benefit

VICTORIA — A high volume of online applications for the British Columbia COVID-19 recovery benefit has slowed the process. Some users have reported getting an error on the site when making their application for the benefit of up to $1,000.
Aurora CEO sees promise in cannabis industry, despite year of cuts and layoffs

Aurora CEO sees promise in cannabis industry, despite year of cuts and layoffs

TORONTO — The cannabis industry might be closing out a year full of massive cuts, but Aurora Cannabis Inc.'s chief executive says there is still plenty of money to be made in the pot business.
Canadian Pacific to pilot hydrogen-powered train to decarbonize freight transport

Canadian Pacific to pilot hydrogen-powered train to decarbonize freight transport

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific says it will pilot a new project to build a hydrogen-powered train.