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Bombardier cements Alstom deal, but will pocket less than expected in rail unit sale

Bombardier cements Alstom deal, but will pocket less than expected in rail unit sale

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. has cemented the terms of its rail division sale to Alstom SA in a multibillion-dollar deal that will bolster the plane-and-train maker's books but leave it with less than originally expected.

Trump fuels spread of altered Biden video, tweeting it twice

A video altered to make it appear as though Democratic president candidate Joe Biden played a song disparaging the police was viewed more than 4.
Manulife unveils COVID-19-related travel insurance in face of advisories

Manulife unveils COVID-19-related travel insurance in face of advisories

Manulife Financial Corp. is offering COVID-19-related travel insurance for Canadians who take international and domestic trips, eliciting mixed reactions from the industry.
S&P/TSX composite drops despite surge in crude oil prices above US$40 per barrel

S&P/TSX composite drops despite surge in crude oil prices above US$40 per barrel

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index dipped midweek despite a surge in crude oil prices back above US$40 per barrel. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 135.61 points at 16,295.66. The energy sector was the star on the day, gaining 3.

Manufacturer Ag Growth's shares slide after grain bin collapse at West Coast terminal

WINNIPEG — Shares in Ag Growth International Inc. continued to fall on the Toronto Stock Exchange Wednesday after a newly developed commercial grain storage bin it manufactured collapsed while being unloaded at North Vancouver's Fibreco Export Inc.
Surging demand for wheat, canola boost struggling Ontario shippers

Surging demand for wheat, canola boost struggling Ontario shippers

OTTAWA — The Chamber of Marine Commerce says that demand for wheat, canola and soybeans is pushing grain shipments up by 20 per cent in some of Ontario ports. The shipping association says that between April 1 and Aug. 31, 5.
Bid accepted to exit creditor protection and restart Ekati Diamond Mine

Bid accepted to exit creditor protection and restart Ekati Diamond Mine

CALGARY — The owner of the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories says it plans to return the suspended project to full operating status after accepting a "stalking horse bid" by an affiliated buyer to allow it to exit court protection from
Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

NEW YORK — Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of people who lost jobs have now lost a $600 a week boost in their unemployment checks. Retail sales rose 0.
Celebs join Instagram 'freeze' to protest Facebook inaction

Celebs join Instagram 'freeze' to protest Facebook inaction

LONDON — Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday to protest against what they say is parent company Facebook's failure to tackle violent and hateful content

Here's a list of August inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 0.1 per cent in August, Statistics Canada says.
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