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New companies face tough task overcoming pandemic, recession

New companies face tough task overcoming pandemic, recession

NEW YORK — Julie Campbell had to rethink her new wallpaper business before she could sell her first sheet.
Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

WASHINGTON — Openly contradicting the government's top health experts, President Donald Trump predicted on Wednesday that a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus could be ready as early as next month and in mass distribution soon after,
Fed sees rates near zero through 2023, perhaps longer

Fed sees rates near zero through 2023, perhaps longer

WASHINGTON — With the economy still struggling to recover from the pandemic recession, Federal Reserve policymakers signalled Wednesday that their benchmark short-term interest rate will likely remain at zero at least through 2023 and probably even l
Cogeco directors spurn Rogers, Altice again in an exchange of accusatory letters

Cogeco directors spurn Rogers, Altice again in an exchange of accusatory letters

TORONTO — Cogeco Communications Inc. and its parent company are accusing Rogers Communications Inc. and its American partner of using "bad faith tactics" in their attempt to buy the company without support from its controlling shareholder.
US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including social media and video game companies as well as universities and telecommu

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 (16,295.66, down 135.61 points.) Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Down one cents, or 1.67 per cent, to 59 cents on 19.
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.
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