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Asia Today: Japan crosses 100,000 cases, 9 months after 1st

Asia Today: Japan crosses 100,000 cases, 9 months after 1st

TOKYO — Japan’s coronavirus cases have topped 100,000, nine months after the first case was found in mid-January, the health ministry said Friday.
SNC-Lavalin Group reports $85.1-million Q3 loss, revenue down from a year ago

SNC-Lavalin Group reports $85.1-million Q3 loss, revenue down from a year ago

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. reported a loss of $85.1 million in its latest quarter compared with profit of $2.76 billion a year ago when its results were boosted by the sale of a 10.01 per cent stake in Highway 407 ETR.
Cannabis company Hexo proposes share consolidation plan to boost share price

Cannabis company Hexo proposes share consolidation plan to boost share price

OTTAWA — Cannabis company Hexo Corp. announced a plan to consolidate its shares in an effort to regain compliance with the US$1 minimum share price continued listing standard of the New York Stock Exchange.
Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo

Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo

For the turkey industry, this Thanksgiving is a guessing game. Millions of Americans are expected to have scaled-down celebrations amid the pandemic, heeding official warnings against travel and large indoor gatherings.
Trump's diversity training order faces lawsuit

Trump's diversity training order faces lawsuit

NEW YORK — Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training that the president deems “an
China's leaders vow to become self-reliant technology power

China's leaders vow to become self-reliant technology power

BEIJING — China’s leaders are vowing to make their country a self-reliant “technology power” as a feud with Washington cuts access to U.S. computer chips and other high-tech components, hampering Beijing’s industrial ambitions.
Aecon beats expectations as third quarter helped by federal subsidy program

Aecon beats expectations as third quarter helped by federal subsidy program

TORONTO — Aecon Group Inc. beat expectations as its net profit surged to $73.6 million in the third quarter as it was helped by the federal wage subsidy program.
JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end. JetBlue is the latest to indicate it is rethinking the issue.
Alstom shareholders approve US$8.4-billion acquisition of Bombardier Transportation

Alstom shareholders approve US$8.4-billion acquisition of Bombardier Transportation

MONTREAL — Bombardier's refocusing on business jets has taken another step forward with Alstom shareholders giving the green light to its US$8.4-billion purchase of the Quebec company's railway division.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,670.70 up 84.13 points.) Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE). Energy. Down seven cents, or 1.96 per cent, to $350 on 14.3 million shares.