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Calfrac says appeal court rejects Wilks Brothers attempt to block recapitalization

Calfrac says appeal court rejects Wilks Brothers attempt to block recapitalization

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. says the Alberta Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by Wilks Brothers LLC to block the approval of the company's recapitalization plan.
Venezuela judge convicts 6 American oil execs, orders prison

Venezuela judge convicts 6 American oil execs, orders prison

CARACAS, Venezuela — Six American oil executives held for three years in Venezuela were found guilty of corruption charges by a judge Thursday and immediately sentenced to prison, dashing hopes of a quick release that would send them home to their fa

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 (17,351.34, up 38.27 points) Score Media and Gaming Inc. (TSX: SCR). Communication. Up 19 cents, or 24.05 per cent, to 98 cents on 16.
S&P/TSX composite rises, materials stocks climb amid slight uptick in gold and copper

S&P/TSX composite rises, materials stocks climb amid slight uptick in gold and copper

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index climbed higher in light trading on Thursday, as materials stocks benefited from a slight uptick in gold and copper prices. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 38.27 points at 17,351.34.
Half of Ontario hospitals in poor state of repair; accountability office says

Half of Ontario hospitals in poor state of repair; accountability office says

TORONTO — Almost half of Ontario's hospitals are in poor repair, a situation far worse than for the provinces roads, bridges and other infrastructure, the Financial Accountability Office reported on Thursday.
Province offers grant to Halifax-area businesses ordered closed under new COVID rules

Province offers grant to Halifax-area businesses ordered closed under new COVID rules

Halifax-area businesses ordered closed in an effort to curb the city's rising number of COVID-19 cases are getting another round of financial support from the province.
Newly imposed rent control won't solve N.S. affordable housing shortfall: landlords

Newly imposed rent control won't solve N.S. affordable housing shortfall: landlords

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's major landlords' association says a two per cent annual cap on rents brought in by the Liberal government won't solve the shortage of affordable housing and may even make it worse.
EU parliament backs lobster deal and EU-US mini trade pact

EU parliament backs lobster deal and EU-US mini trade pact

BRUSSELS — Thanksgiving just got a little bit better for the Maine lobster industry. The European Union parliament on Thursday approved a mini trade deal with the United States, which includes the elimination of customs duties on U.S.
Fewer businesses closed when COVID-19 case counts steadied in August

Fewer businesses closed when COVID-19 case counts steadied in August

As tighter COVID-19 restrictions are once again challenging businesses, new data released by Statistics Canada on Thursday shows which industries were able to endure and bounce back from the first set of lockdowns.

France resumes tax on tech giants, seeks deal with US

PARIS — France is resuming collection of a special tax on Big Tech companies like Amazon and Facebook despite the threat of U.S. retaliatory tariffs on French Champagne, cheese, handbags and other goods.
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