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Vancity temporarily cuts credit card interest rates to zero for those in need

Vancity temporarily cuts credit card interest rates to zero for those in need

VANCOUVER — Vancity is temporarily cutting credit card interest rates to zero and deferring minimum payments for those facing financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19.
Annual pace of housing starts slowed in March, CMHC says

Annual pace of housing starts slowed in March, CMHC says

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts slowed by 7.3 per cent in March.

Proxy advisory firms ISS and Glass Lewis recommend the Stars Group deal

TORONTO — The Stars Group Inc. says two influential proxy advisory firms have recommended that shareholders back its deal to be acquired by Flutter Entertainment. The company says Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. and Glass Lewis & Co.
Asian shares mostly lower on worries about pandemic damage

Asian shares mostly lower on worries about pandemic damage

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly lower, gyrating in early Wednesday trading amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to claim more lives around the world. Japan's Nikkei 225 inched up 0.1% to 18,974.06 in morning trading.
NYC virus deaths exceed 4,000, topping toll for 9-11 attacks

NYC virus deaths exceed 4,000, topping toll for 9-11 attacks

New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 4,000 on Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9-11 .

Ontario to allow curbside delivery and pick up of cannabis during COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario will allow cannabis delivery and curbside pick up from authorized retail stores during the COVID-19 pandemic after they were taken off the essential businesses list.
Ex-SNC-Lavalin CEO took home $7 million in 2019, despite stepping down in June

Ex-SNC-Lavalin CEO took home $7 million in 2019, despite stepping down in June

MONTREAL — Former SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. CEO Neil Bruce earned a full $7 million in 2019, though his tenure came to an end less than halfway through the year. Bruce, who ceded the top spot to Ian Edwards in June, received a base salary of $1.
BlackBerry uncovers hacker tools that it says opened data servers for a decade

BlackBerry uncovers hacker tools that it says opened data servers for a decade

TORONTO — BlackBerry Ltd. says its researchers have uncovered how China-backed hackers have been able to extract data from many of the world's servers for a decade — largely without being noticed by cyber security.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange ( 13,614.14, up 21.44 points.) Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Up five cents, or 1.32 per cent, to $3.85 on 22.9 million shares.
TSX inches higher while U.S. markets dip after strong rallies from lows

TSX inches higher while U.S. markets dip after strong rallies from lows

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index inched higher on Tuesday while U.S. markets dipped after strong rallies since last month's lows. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 21.44 points at 13,614.14 after hitting an intraday high of 14,062.71.