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China becomes first economy to grow since virus pandemic

China becomes first economy to grow since virus pandemic

BEIJING — China became the first major economy to grow since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, recording an unexpectedly strong 3.2% expansion in the latest quarter after anti-virus lockdowns were lifted and factories and stores reopened.
Confirmed US virus cases rise amid new global restrictions

Confirmed US virus cases rise amid new global restrictions

MIAMI — California, Arizona, Texas and Florida together reported about 36,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as restrictions aimed at combating the spread of the pandemic took hold in the United States and around the world in an unsettling sign remi
Air Canada urges Ottawa to adopt 'science-based approach' to reopen travel

Air Canada urges Ottawa to adopt 'science-based approach' to reopen travel

MONTREAL — Air Canada is again urging the government to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions, this time by adopting a "science-based approach" that would open travel to countries with low risks of infection.
Desjardins Group acquires two real-estate brands from U.K.-based firm

Desjardins Group acquires two real-estate brands from U.K.-based firm

LEVIS, Que. — Desjardins Group says it has reached a $60.5-million agreement with a U.K.-based hybrid real estate agency to acquire its Canadian holding company and its two brands.
Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects

Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects

ATLANTA — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is rolling back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles infrastructure projects, but that is credited with keeping big construction projects from fouling up the envi

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,063.33, up 154.88 points.) The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Financials. Up 93 cents, or 1.53 per cent, to $61.80 on 13.
Quebec says private sector offices can reopen at one-quarter capacity on Saturday

Quebec says private sector offices can reopen at one-quarter capacity on Saturday

MONTREAL — Quebec will allow private sector employees to head back to the office in an effort to revitalize the struggling downtown cores of the province's largest cities.
TSX climbs to highest close since March on COVID-19 vaccine hopes

TSX climbs to highest close since March on COVID-19 vaccine hopes

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rallied to its highest closing in more than four months on positive COVID-19 vaccine news that propelled companies helped by economic reopenings. The positive movement started after Moderna Inc.
Small businesses added $117 billion of new debt to battle COVID, CFIB says

Small businesses added $117 billion of new debt to battle COVID, CFIB says

TORONTO — Canadian small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic will incur an estimated $117 billion in debt that could take more than a year to pay off, according to a new study.
Manitoba government offers more subsidies for businesses hit by COVID-19

Manitoba government offers more subsidies for businesses hit by COVID-19

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is extending and expanding a wage-subsidy program to spur job creation during the COVID-19 pandemic.