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Quebec threatens construction, manufacturing sectors with more COVID-19 restrictions

Quebec threatens construction, manufacturing sectors with more COVID-19 restrictions

MONTREAL — Quebec's labour minister on Friday threatened to impose more restrictions on the province's construction and manufacturing sectors for allegedly flouting health orders.

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 (17,909.03, down 49.06 points). BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Technology. Up $1.02, or 8.9 per cent, to $12.48 on 18 million shares.
Cogeco reports first-quarter profit and revenue up from year ago mark

Cogeco reports first-quarter profit and revenue up from year ago mark

Cogeco Inc. reported its first-quarter profit rose compared with a year ago as its revenue also climbed, as customers spent more time online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cogeco said its Canadian broadband revenue grew 2.
TSX falls on lower crude prices amid concerns about reduction in vaccine shipments

TSX falls on lower crude prices amid concerns about reduction in vaccine shipments

TORONTO — Canada's main stock market fell Friday to end the week lower on a drop in oil prices and concerns about a temporary reduction in vaccine shipments from Pfizer. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 49.06 points to 17,909.
BlackBerry, Facebook resolve patent fight in private deal

BlackBerry, Facebook resolve patent fight in private deal

WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry says it has resolved its disputes with Facebook, after both companies had taken aim at each other's patents.
Retail group: holiday sales up 8.3% amid big spending shift

Retail group: holiday sales up 8.3% amid big spending shift

NEW YORK — The nation’s largest retail trade group said Friday that holiday sales soared 8.3%, far exceeding its forecast even as the coronavirus kept shoppers away from physical stores.

Trevali plans to reopen New Brunswick's Caribou zinc mine but with 150 fewer staff

CALGARY — Trevali Mining Corp. says it plans to reopen its Caribou Mine near Bathurst, N.B.
N.L. offers owners of Terra Nova oilfield $175 million — but only if oil flows again

N.L. offers owners of Terra Nova oilfield $175 million — but only if oil flows again

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is offering $175 million to the owners of the dormant Terra Nova offshore oilfield, but only if oil starts pumping again.
Wells Fargo 4Q profit rose 4%, tops Street estimates

Wells Fargo 4Q profit rose 4%, tops Street estimates

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Wells Fargo had its best quarter of 2020 as its profit rose 4% in the fourth quarter of a year defined by the coronavirus outbreak.
Xi asks Starbucks' Schultz to help repair US-China ties

Xi asks Starbucks' Schultz to help repair US-China ties

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping is asking former CEO Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair U.S.-Chinese relations that have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid a tariff war and tension over technology and security.