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COVID-19 infection spike pushes S&P/TSX composite to more than three-month low

COVID-19 infection spike pushes S&P/TSX composite to more than three-month low

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index sank to a more than three-month low midweek as global spike in COVID-19 infections raised fears of new lockdowns.
Inequality in capital markets sector continues to hurt women, BIPOC and LGBTQ: report

Inequality in capital markets sector continues to hurt women, BIPOC and LGBTQ: report

TORONTO — A culture of inequality continues to persist in Canada's capital markets sector and the brunt of it is felt by women and people who are racialized, Indigenous or identify as LGBTQ2S+, a new report says.
Toronto city councillors unanimously approve extending patio season through winter

Toronto city councillors unanimously approve extending patio season through winter

Toronto city council has approved a measure to extend the city's outdoor dining season through the winter months. At a meeting on Tuesday, councillors unanimously approved a motion to extend the CafeTO program until mid-April.
Social media CEOs get earful on bias, warning of new limits

Social media CEOs get earful on bias, warning of new limits

WASHINGTON — With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms — and were warned
Amazon launches Swedish site in 1st leg of Nordic expansion

Amazon launches Swedish site in 1st leg of Nordic expansion

STOCKHOLM — Amazon has launched a website in Sweden as the first leg of a long-anticipated expansion into the tech-savvy Nordic region that is expected to have a major long-term impact on brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce. The U.S.
Italian regulator investigates Google over digital ads

Italian regulator investigates Google over digital ads

ROME — Italian regulators opened an investigation Wednesday into Google over alleged abuse of its dominant role in the country's online ad market, adding to the global scrutiny that the Silicon Valley company is facing.
N.B. seafood giant Cooke buys insolvent U.S. fish processor, expands global reach

N.B. seafood giant Cooke buys insolvent U.S. fish processor, expands global reach

BLACKS HARBOUR, N.B. — A division of New Brunswick seafood giant Cooke Inc. has acquired Mariner Seafood LLC of New Bedford, Mass., expanding the family-owned company's operations in the United States.
General Electric's 3Q adjusted profit surprises Wall Street

General Electric's 3Q adjusted profit surprises Wall Street

General Electric narrowed its losses in its third quarter as it trimmed expenses and managed to post an adjusted profit that surprised Wall Street. GE lost $1.19 billion, or 14 cents per share, for the three months ended Sept. 30.
If Trump wanted people to avoid '60 Minutes,' it didn't work

If Trump wanted people to avoid '60 Minutes,' it didn't work

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of “60 Minutes” this past week, it probably wasn't what he intended. The 17.
Qatar apologizes, investigates forced airport examinations

Qatar apologizes, investigates forced airport examinations

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar apologized Wednesday after authorities forcibly examined female passengers from a Qatar Airways flight to Sydney to try to identify who might have given birth to an abandoned newborn baby, even as Australia said it
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