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Alimentation Couche-Tard buys 6.3 million shares from co-founder for $300 million

Alimentation Couche-Tard buys 6.3 million shares from co-founder for $300 million

LAVAL, Que. — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. says it has reached an agreement with the retailer's co-founder and executive chairman to purchase 6.35 million Class B shares for about $300 million.
Spiking gasoline prices adding to inflationary pressure on small businesses

Spiking gasoline prices adding to inflationary pressure on small businesses

CALGARY — The delivery team at Flower Chix typically puts in 300 to 400 km a day on the road, delivering fresh floral arrangements around Calgary and the surrounding area.
Delta variant and worker shortage keep a lid on job growth

Delta variant and worker shortage keep a lid on job growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 194,000 jobs in September, a second straight tepid gain and evidence that the pandemic has kept its grip on the economy, with many companies struggling to fill millions of open jobs.
2 parents convicted in 1st trial of college bribery scandal

2 parents convicted in 1st trial of college bribery scandal

Two wealthy parents were convicted Friday of buying their kids' way into school as athletic recruits in the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal that embroiled prestigious universities across the country.
Commercial cleaning industry sees demand recovery even as many offices remain empty

Commercial cleaning industry sees demand recovery even as many offices remain empty

TORONTO — At the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Colin Bates could only watch helplessly as many of his clients shut their offices and sent people home.

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for September, by Canadian city

OTTAWA — The national unemployment rate was 6.9 per cent in September. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities.

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for September, by province

OTTAWA — Canada's national unemployment rate was 6.9 per cent in September. Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets): _ Newfoundland and Labrador 13.1 per cent (12.1) _ Prince Edward Island 11.

National employment numbers for September from Statistics Canada, at a glance

OTTAWA — A quick look at Canada's September employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 6.9 per cent (7.1) Employment rate: 60.9 per cent (60.5) Participation rate: 65.5 per cent (65.
MTY Food Group reports higher third-quarter sales and profits amid customer rebound

MTY Food Group reports higher third-quarter sales and profits amid customer rebound

MONTREAL — MTY Food Group Inc. recorded an uptick in sales and profits in its third quarter amid a rebound in customer traffic at the company's restaurants.
Less travel, more moviegoing over China National Day break

Less travel, more moviegoing over China National Day break

BEIJING (AP) — China saw a major dip in travel over the past week’s National Day vacation. People staying home appeared to have chosen the cinema instead, with a patriotic Korean War film taking in more than 3.