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George R.R. Martin joins group to buy historic railway

George R.R. Martin joins group to buy historic railway

SANTA FE, N.M. — George R.R. Martin, the famed author of the “Game of Thrones” fantasy series, has joined a group to buy the historic Santa Fe Southern Railroad.
Clothing retailer Roots names Meghan Roach as new chief executive

Clothing retailer Roots names Meghan Roach as new chief executive

TORONTO — Clothing retailer Roots Corp. has named Meghan Roach as its new chief executive. Roach, who has been interim chief executive since January, replaces Jim Gabel, who left the company after the board expressed a need for "renewed leadership.

Educational publisher Nelson sells university textbook business to Top Hat

TORONTO — Educational publisher Nelson has signed a deal to sell its domestic university textbook business to Top Hat and says it plans to focus on the kindergarten-to-Grade 12 market. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available.
Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

BANGKOK — South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday as authorities look for more ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus as people increase their public activities.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,075.42, up 161.78 points.) HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Up 21 cents, or 23.86 per cent, to $1.09 cents on 22.3 million shares.
Air Canada CEO's compensation cut by more than half to $5.8M due to COVID-19

Air Canada CEO's compensation cut by more than half to $5.8M due to COVID-19

MONTREAL — Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu was on track to receive around $12.9 million in total compensation last year, but the value fell by more than half as the airline's shares stalled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario used auto dealers expect tough year ahead, prices already down

Ontario used auto dealers expect tough year ahead, prices already down

TORONTO — Used car dealers in Ontario are starting to recover from the near total shutdown in April, but a survey released Monday suggests they expect sales and prices to be under pressure for the year as economic uncertainty clouds the market.
Toronto stock market rally led by cannabis while U.S. stock markets closed

Toronto stock market rally led by cannabis while U.S. stock markets closed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index posted a triple-digit advance to start the trading week on a broad-based rally led by a resurgence among cannabis stocks.
No mask, no service? Businesses have the right to require masks on customers

No mask, no service? Businesses have the right to require masks on customers

TORONTO — If you were hoping to get out of putting on a face mask to visit stores and other businesses demanding customers wear one, think again.

Five business groups urge Ontario to halt commercial evictions during pandemic

TORONTO — Five business groups called on the Ontario government on Monday to impose a commercial eviction moratorium during the COVID-19 pandemic, warning that many small and medium-sized businesses are at risk of closing.
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