Skip to content

National Business

World shares mixed after Trump calls halt to stimulus talks

World shares were mostly lower on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a stop to talks on another round of aid for the economy. U.S. futures were up slightly after dropping on Trump's announcement the day before.
Florida governor extends voter registration after site crash

Florida governor extends voter registration after site crash

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov.
Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election

Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called an abrupt end to negotiations with Democrats over additional COVID-19 relief, delaying action until after the election despite ominous warnings from his own Federal Reserve chairman about the dete
'Dune' ditches 2020, while AMC commits to staying open

'Dune' ditches 2020, while AMC commits to staying open

The 2020 theatrical release calendar is getting even slimmer in the wake of the announcement that Regal cinemas are temporarily closing, although AMC, North America's largest theatre chain, says it will remain open. Warner Bros.
Uncertainty over future of refinery raises spectre of propane shortages in N.L.

Uncertainty over future of refinery raises spectre of propane shortages in N.L.

The possible closure of Newfoundland’s only oil refinery is raising fears about a propane shortage that threatens thousands of residential, commercial and industrial users, including most restaurants in the province.
Facebook says it will ban groups that openly support QAnon

Facebook says it will ban groups that openly support QAnon

OAKLAND, Calif.
Fed's Powell: Lack of further stimulus imperils recovery

Fed's Powell: Lack of further stimulus imperils recovery

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Tuesday that a tentative recovery from the pandemic recession could falter unless the federal government supplies additional economic support.

Wisconsin governor restricts public indoor gatherings

MADISON, Wis. — Gov.
B.C. NDP pledges additional $3 billion a year to build schools, hospitals in platform

B.C. NDP pledges additional $3 billion a year to build schools, hospitals in platform

VANCOUVER — The New Democrats are promising a one-time $1,000 COVID-19 recovery benefit for families and $500 for individuals as part of an election platform in British Columbia that largely banks on voters wishing to stay the course.
North American stock markets plunge after Trump calls off stimulus talks

North American stock markets plunge after Trump calls off stimulus talks

TORONTO — North American stock markets sank after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the plug on fiscal stimulus negotiations until after next month's election.