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US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S.
Kinross Gold shares rise after miner brings back quarterly dividend after 7 years

Kinross Gold shares rise after miner brings back quarterly dividend after 7 years

TORONTO — Shares in Kinross Gold Corp. rose by more than six per cent on Friday after it announced it would introduce its first dividend in seven years in view of growing gold production.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,198.97, down 47.75 points.) Wallbridge Mining Co. Ltd. (TSX:WM). Materials. Unchanged at $1.21 on 36.7 million shares. New Gold Inc.
Flight cancellations scramble travellers' plans as hopes for a spike in demand fade

Flight cancellations scramble travellers' plans as hopes for a spike in demand fade

MONTREAL — Rachel Farrell can now claim the unfortunate distinction of having two destination weddings called off in one year. The 26-year-old event co-ordinator had booked a Transat flight out of Halifax for Feb.

North American stock markets continue downward trend over the past few weeks

TORONTO — North American stock markets dipped to close a relatively flat week on signs of a slowing U.S. recovery and weakness in the American technology sector. Markets started moved lower after the U.S.
Film, TV productions can't get COVID-19 insurance, want Ottawa to intervene

Film, TV productions can't get COVID-19 insurance, want Ottawa to intervene

Hundreds of productions and thousands of entertainment jobs are on hold because the federal government has yet to intervene and help them get COVID-19 insurance, say two Canadian film and television organizations.
Retail sales 'hit a wall' in July after two months of significant gains

Retail sales 'hit a wall' in July after two months of significant gains

Retail sales in Canada “hit a wall” in July after big gains in May and June, a sign that the economic recovery could be slow and bumpy. Statistics Canada said Friday overall retail sales in July rose 0.6 per cent to $52.
Statistics Canada says wholesale sales reached record high in July

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales reached record high in July

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 4.3 per cent in July to a record high of $65.0 billion, boosted by the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories subsector. Economists had expected an increase of 3.
Ivanhoe Mines confirms third death from falling bucket in South African mine shaft

Ivanhoe Mines confirms third death from falling bucket in South African mine shaft

VANCOUVER — Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. is confirming a third death after an underground accident Monday at its Platreef mine development project in South Africa.
$1B supply bill passed in N.L. falls short of Liberal government's wishes

$1B supply bill passed in N.L. falls short of Liberal government's wishes

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Though it wasn't exactly what it had sought, the Newfoundland and Labrador government has succeeded in passing a bill to get through the coming months while awaiting an approved budget.