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Canadian Pacific Railway reaches deal with union representing signal maintainers

Canadian Pacific Railway reaches deal with union representing signal maintainers

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says it has reached a tentative agreement with the union that represents 360 signal maintainers at the railway in Canada.
US jobless claims rise to 885,000 amid resurgence of virus

US jobless claims rise to 885,000 amid resurgence of virus

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose again last week to 885,000 as a resurgence of coronavirus cases threatens the economy's recovery from its springtime collapse.
Qatari sports network retains EPL rights amid Saudi dispute

Qatari sports network retains EPL rights amid Saudi dispute

LONDON — Qatar's sports broadcasting network retained the rights to air all English Premier League games on Thursday for another three years in the Middle East amid a long-running dispute with Saudi Arabia over the pirating of broadcasts.
Contractor seriously injured at Trans Mountain site in B.C., construction stopped

Contractor seriously injured at Trans Mountain site in B.C., construction stopped

The Canada Energy Regulator says a contractor was seriously injured Tuesday at a construction site for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in British Columbia.
Honda recalls 130,000 vehicles in Canada: Fit, Accord, Civic, Insight and Acura ILX

Honda recalls 130,000 vehicles in Canada: Fit, Accord, Civic, Insight and Acura ILX

MARKHAM, Ont. — Honda says it will recall 130,000 vehicles in Canada, including certain Fit, Civic, Accord, Insight and Acura ILX models, after announcing a similar recall of 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,567.42, up 60.94 points.) Air Canada (TSX:AC). Industrials. Down $2.65, or 10.06 per cent, to $23.69 on 15.6 million shares.
TSX edges higher as gain by Shopify offsets drag from energy sector

TSX edges higher as gain by Shopify offsets drag from energy sector

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index edged higher midweek as a big gain by the country's most valuable company offset weakness in the energy sector. Shares of Shopify Inc. surged 8.3 per cent after a U.S. analyst upgraded the tech darling.
Retail sales fell 1.1% in November, biggest drop in 7 months

Retail sales fell 1.1% in November, biggest drop in 7 months

NEW YORK — Americans held back on spending during the start of the holiday shopping season, a troubling sign for retailers and the state of the U.S. economy. U.S. retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 1.1% in November, according to the U.S.
'Megascale' slaughterhouses, meat-packing plants put beef industry at risk: Report

'Megascale' slaughterhouses, meat-packing plants put beef industry at risk: Report

CALGARY — The consolidation of beef processing plants in Alberta has kept meat prices affordable in Canada but has also made the industry vulnerable to disease outbreaks, according to a new report.
Banking industry's tech shift has accelerated amid pandemic

Banking industry's tech shift has accelerated amid pandemic

TORONTO — When COVID-19 swept across Canada, the Bank of Nova Scotia had a secret weapon in its arsenal: artificial intelligence As companies sent their employees home to work and businesses temporarily closed, the bank used the technology to identif