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Raucous presidential debate has no lasting impact as North American markets end month

Raucous presidential debate has no lasting impact as North American markets end month

TORONTO — A raucous U.S. presidential debate had little lasting impact on stock markets Wednesday as they ended their worst month since March's sizable correction. The early futures in both Canada and the U.S.
Pot prices at Ontario Cannabis Store rival those of illicit market for the first time

Pot prices at Ontario Cannabis Store rival those of illicit market for the first time

TORONTO — Legal recreational cannabis is beginning to gain ground in its fight against the illicit market, according to new Ontario Cannabis Store data.
Uncertainty rises around half-billion-dollar sale of Bombardier plants to Spirit

Uncertainty rises around half-billion-dollar sale of Bombardier plants to Spirit

MONTREAL — Uncertainty continues to mount around the US$500-million sale of Bombardier Inc.
Downtown office vacancy rates rising in Canada as commercial subleases flood market

Downtown office vacancy rates rising in Canada as commercial subleases flood market

Office vacancies are rising in Canada and could soar higher in the coming months as a second wave of the pandemic extends the mass exodus of workers from office towers and communal workspaces.

Highlights from the Newfoundland and Labrador budget

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's Finance Minister tabled the 2020-2021 provincial budget Wednesday. Here are some highlights: - A $1.84-billion deficit – but it’s a $309-million improvement from what had been forecast in July.
As suburban homes get big-city price tags, longer commutes look like better deals

As suburban homes get big-city price tags, longer commutes look like better deals

For Al Figueiredo, the scenic drive down highway 116 to Crystal Beach was enough to convince him to leave Toronto.
Shell plan to cut up to 9,000 jobs could result in 100s of fewer jobs in Canada

Shell plan to cut up to 9,000 jobs could result in 100s of fewer jobs in Canada

CALGARY — Hundreds of Canadian employees of Royal Dutch Shell could be affected by its plan revealed Wednesday to cut between 7,000 and 9,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2022. The company has 3,500 workers in Canada, accounting for about 4.
GardaWorld makes hostile play with US$5.2-billion bid for British security firm G4S

GardaWorld makes hostile play with US$5.2-billion bid for British security firm G4S

MONTREAL — Garda World Security Corp. is making a hostile play for G4S after the British security company spurred its US$5.2 billion offer two weeks ago.
Secretive, never profitable Palantir makes its market debut

Secretive, never profitable Palantir makes its market debut

BOSTON — Seventeen years after it was born with the help of CIA seed money, the data-mining outfit Palantir Technologies is finally going public in the biggest Wall Street tech offering since last year's debut of Slack and Uber.
31.4% spring slide for a US economy likely to shrink in 2020

31.4% spring slide for a US economy likely to shrink in 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy plunged at an unprecedented rate this spring and even with a record rebound expected in the just-ended third quarter, the U.S.