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Major North American indexes dip into the red on slow trading day, gold falls

Major North American indexes dip into the red on slow trading day, gold falls

TORONTO — Major North American indexes fell slightly Wednesday on a quiet trading day as investors wait to see if the recent strength in technology stocks can broaden to other sectors, and what economic repercussions may come from a second wave of th
City-centre businesses mount slower recovery than rural areas, CFIB says

City-centre businesses mount slower recovery than rural areas, CFIB says

Before COVID-19, Dame Nature Restaurant — surrounded by a train station, hotel and offices in downtown Montreal — was boosted by its location.
S&P 500 takes a step back after setting record; yields rise

S&P 500 takes a step back after setting record; yields rise

NEW YORK — The S&P 500 pulled back from its newly set record on Wednesday after a meandering day of trading took a late turn lower. The benchmark index fell 14.93 points, or 0.4%, to 3,374.
Montreal port workers' strike drags into 10th day

Montreal port workers' strike drags into 10th day

MONTREAL — Employers at the Port of Montreal say they are at an impasse with striking dockworkers as the port shutdown hits the 10-day mark.

Apple reaches $2 trillion market value as tech fortunes soar

BERKELEY, Calif. — Apple has become the first U.S. company to boast a market value of $2 trillion as technology continues to reshape a world where smartphones are like appendages and digital services are like instruments orchestrating people's lives.

Texas startup will make a BlackBerry-branded 5G phone for North America, Europe

TORONTO — BlackBerry Ltd. is teaming up with startup OnwardMobility for a new 5G version of the smartphone with the physical keyboard and enhanced security that once made the Waterloo, Ont. company's devices ubiquitous.
Target sales surge as Americans lean on big box stores

Target sales surge as Americans lean on big box stores

NEW YORK — Target reported the largest quarterly sales growth, including an online sales spike, in its 58-year-history, the latest evidence that Americans are consolidating their trips to big box stores and pivoting their spending to around the home
Cirque creditors poised to take over company, leaving Quebec without a stake

Cirque creditors poised to take over company, leaving Quebec without a stake

MONTREAL — A group of Cirque du Soleil creditors have solidified their place as the next owners of the circus in a deal that would end Quebec's long-standing presence as a stakeholder in the 36-year-old troupe.

Satirical columnist, author Allan Fotheringham dies at his Toronto home, age 87

TORONTO — Columnist and author Allan Fotheringham, known for his biting satirical commentaries aimed at the rich and the powerful, died Wednesday at his home in Toronto. He was 87.
Scotiabank to pay $127.4M to settle U.S. spoofing and manipulation case

Scotiabank to pay $127.4M to settle U.S. spoofing and manipulation case

TORONTO — Bank of Nova Scotia will pay about US$127.4 million to settle a U.S.