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Local health unit reports Ontario's second COVID-19 death as cases spike

Local health unit reports Ontario's second COVID-19 death as cases spike

TORONTO — A local health unit reported a second death in Ontario linked to COVID-19 on Thursday, saying it may be a case of community transmission, as the premier strongly urged people to practise social distancing and self-isolation.

Cirque du Soleil lays off 95 per cent of workforce amidst coronavirus shutdown

MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil has announced company-wide layoffs as COVID-19 continues to hurt the economy.
Sunwing offers free seats on repatriation flights to stranded Canadians

Sunwing offers free seats on repatriation flights to stranded Canadians

TORONTO — Sunwing Airlines Ltd. is offering vacant seats on its repatriation flights free of charge to any Canadians stranded in sun-kissed parts of the hemisphere, including to non-Sunwing customers.
Virus-shocked Hollywood gets break with streaming services

Virus-shocked Hollywood gets break with streaming services

LOS ANGELES — Sports are on hold, theatres are closed and so are amusement parks, a disaster-movie scenario that has stunned Hollywood.
Spin Master withdraws 2020 outlook issued earlier in March due to COVID-19

Spin Master withdraws 2020 outlook issued earlier in March due to COVID-19

TORONTO — Spin Master Corp. is the latest company to withdraw its financial outlook due to the impact of COVID-19.

TMX considering relief measures to help listed companies deal with COVID impact

TORONTO — The TMX Group Ltd. says it is considering potential relief measures including rule amendments to help clients face the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Record surge in oil prices pushes TSX high; U.S. markets also move higher

Record surge in oil prices pushes TSX high; U.S. markets also move higher

TORONTO — A record surge in crude oil prices pushed Canada's main stock index higher after some recent extreme volatility in response to COVID-19.
Project deferral, oil prices troubling for N.L. economy during pandemic

Project deferral, oil prices troubling for N.L. economy during pandemic

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The global COVID-19 pandemic is spelling trouble for Newfoundland and Labrador's oil and gas industry, adding to existing economic challenges in the cash-strapped province.
Investment watchdogs warn of COVID-19 fraud schemes, ask Canadians to report them

Investment watchdogs warn of COVID-19 fraud schemes, ask Canadians to report them

TORONTO — Canada's stock market regulators warned investors on Thursday to be wary of companies that claim to have products or services that will prevent, detect or cure the coronavirus infection.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (12,170.52, up 449.10 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up three cents, or 6.67 per cent, to 48 cents on 22.