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Bombardier furloughs 12,400 workers, halts plane and rail production in Canada

Bombardier furloughs 12,400 workers, halts plane and rail production in Canada

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. is temporarily halting production at its Canadian plants, sending 12,400 employees on unpaid leave as the plane maker suspends its 2020 financial forecast due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suncor cuts $1.5 billion from budget to cope with low oil prices, virus impact

Suncor cuts $1.5 billion from budget to cope with low oil prices, virus impact

CALGARY — Oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc.
"I do" or "I don't": COVID-19 forcing engaged couples to make tough decisions

"I do" or "I don't": COVID-19 forcing engaged couples to make tough decisions

TORONTO — When Giovanna Loureiro and Jeffrey Nunes get married this Friday, it won't be with their 150 invited guests, nor at the lush greenhouse venue they had booked in Newmarket, Ont.
N.S. judge agrees with Mi'kmaq band, requires further talks on Alton Gas project

N.S. judge agrees with Mi'kmaq band, requires further talks on Alton Gas project

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge has ruled the operators of a project to store natural gas in underground caverns must delay their project until further talks with a Mi'kmaq community are complete.

Construction labour groups raise concerns over job site safety amid outbreak

TORONTO — Construction labour groups are raising concerns about working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic as companies and governments respond with a range of strategies.
Dollarama, Walmart Canada boost employee pay amid COVID-19 outbreak

Dollarama, Walmart Canada boost employee pay amid COVID-19 outbreak

Two more retailers are joining other companies that have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic in paying their employees more during the outbreak.
India's prime minister decrees 21-day lockdown to curb virus

India's prime minister decrees 21-day lockdown to curb virus

NEW DELHI — India will begin the world's largest lockdown on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address, warning citizens to stay inside or risk inviting the pandemic into their homes, and pledging $2 billion to bolster the cou
New home sales drop 4.4% in February

New home sales drop 4.4% in February

WASHINGTON — U.S. new home sales fell 4.4% in February with bigger declines expected in coming months as the coronavirus puts a major crimp on home sales.

Tokyo Olympics postponed, U.S. closes in on relief package

MADRID — This summer's Tokyo Olympics fell victim to the coronavirus crisis Tuesday as the death toll mounted rapidly in Europe and the United States, while American lawmakers closed in on a nearly $2 trillion deal to blunt the outbreak's economic da
China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province

China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province

BEIJING — Chinese authorities said Tuesday they will end a two-month lockdown of most of coronavirus-hit Hubei province at midnight, as domestic cases of what has become a global pandemic subside.