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Small businesses turn to stunts as desperation mounts amid Ont. COVID-19 lockdown

Small businesses turn to stunts as desperation mounts amid Ont. COVID-19 lockdown

TORONTO — Storefronts along a bustling neighbourhood in Toronto's west end were papered over with mock "for lease" signs Tuesday as a nearby suburban barbecue joint threw open its doors in defiance of pandemic restrictions — a sign of the dramatic me
Airport industry group calls for aid as pandemic lockdown chokes off revenue

Airport industry group calls for aid as pandemic lockdown chokes off revenue

An industry group is sounding the alarm over the financial state of the country's airports as ongoing travel restrictions take a crippling toll on passenger traffic levels and revenues.

Fox News viewership slips post-election, prodded by Trump

NEW YORK — In a bizarre video retweeted Tuesday by President Donald Trump, a sinister-looking Randy Quaid is seen in a closeup with flashing lights illuminating his bearded face as he intones, “Fox News daytime ratings have completely collapsed.
North American stock markets surge higher, Dow tops 30,000

North American stock markets surge higher, Dow tops 30,000

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index surged higher Tuesday alongside other North American markets, as the Dow Jones industrial average passed the 30,000-mark for the first time.
Imperial Oil set to end Syncrude services contract as Suncor becomes operator

Imperial Oil set to end Syncrude services contract as Suncor becomes operator

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. says it will relinquish its contract to provide business management services to Syncrude Canada Ltd. when Suncor Energy Inc. takes over as operator of its oilsands mine and upgrader works at the end of 2021.
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally taking responsibility for its part in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths but also angering critics who want to see individuals held accou
Cirque du Soleil completes sale transaction, emerges from creditor protection

Cirque du Soleil completes sale transaction, emerges from creditor protection

MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group says it has completed the sale company to a group of its creditors led by Catalyst Capital Group The company announced the closing of the transaction with its secured lenders and its emergence from cour
Americans turn up heat and Cholula sells for $800 million

Americans turn up heat and Cholula sells for $800 million

With millions dining at home for safety and a swing to the spicier side in the U.S. in recent years Cholula, the hot sauce with the distinctive wooden cap and a cult following, has become a very valuable brand. McCormick & Co.
‘Buy Nothing’ groups offer more than free stuff during pandemic

‘Buy Nothing’ groups offer more than free stuff during pandemic

The first thing Muryani Kasdani gave away online was a box of muffins left over from a work event.
Best Buy reports 3Q results that exceed Wall Street views

Best Buy reports 3Q results that exceed Wall Street views

NEW YORK — Best Buy Co.