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Barrick says it's on track to meet full-year production targets despite COVID-19

Barrick says it's on track to meet full-year production targets despite COVID-19

TORONTO — Barrick Gold says it's on track to achieve its production guidance for this year despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canopy Growth to lay off 85 workers, cease some global operations

Canopy Growth Corp. is making significant cuts just a month after the cannabis company slashed its workforce and took multi-million-dollar writedowns. Smiths Falls, Ont.

EEUU: 22 millones buscan ayuda por desempleo por pandemia

WASHINGTON — La oleada de despidos que ha envuelto la economía de Estados Unidos desde el brote del nuevo coronavirus obligó a 5,2 millones de personas más a ir en busca de ayuda federal por desempleo la semana pasada, informó el gobierno el jueves.
US home construction collapsed 22.3% in March

US home construction collapsed 22.3% in March

WASHINGTON — U.S. home-building activity collapsed in March as the coronavirus spread, with housing starts tumbling 22.3% from a month ago.
Statistics Canada says Manufacturing sales up 0.5 per cent in February

Statistics Canada says Manufacturing sales up 0.5 per cent in February

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales increased 0.5 per cent to $56.2 billion in February, boosted by higher sales in the transportation equipment industry.
Chartwell Retirement Residences withdraws guidance for 2020 due to pandemic

Chartwell Retirement Residences withdraws guidance for 2020 due to pandemic

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Chartwell Retirement Residences is withdrawing its 2020 outlook due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
US relief checks begin arriving as economic damage piles up

US relief checks begin arriving as economic damage piles up

WASHINGTON — Government relief checks began arriving in Americans’ bank accounts as the economic damage to the U.S.
Manitoba politicians approve new emergency powers in reduced legislature

Manitoba politicians approve new emergency powers in reduced legislature

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is adopting new emergency powers and stiffer penalties to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health crises. It's also preparing to spend a lot more money.
Horgan says B.C. data will show success in flattening the COVID-19 curve

Horgan says B.C. data will show success in flattening the COVID-19 curve

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan says people in British Columbia should congratulate themselves for their efforts to flatten the COVID-19 curve, but it's still too early to loosen restrictions. Horgan said Wednesday that B.C.
Fed notes what most Americans see: A sharp economic downturn

Fed notes what most Americans see: A sharp economic downturn

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is noting what most Americans are already acutely aware of: Economic activity contracted sharply and abruptly cross all regions of the country in recent weeks as the country locked down to combat the coronavirus pande