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BlackBerry shares see-saw after setting 9-year high on Monday

5 hours 28 min ago

A day after hitting their highest point since 2011, shares in Canadian tech company BlackBerry went on another wild ride Tuesday, jumping up when stock markets opened before see-sawing into positive and negative territory.

Go carbon neutral or get left behind, world's biggest money manager warns companies

6 hours 3 min ago

Larry Fink, chief executive of the world's biggest asset manager BlackRock , warned the companies it invests in on Tuesday they will need to show a game plan for surviving in a world aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by mid-century.

Layoffs from Cenovus-Husky merger expected to begin today

6 hours 8 min ago

The fallout from the merger of two oilpatch majors — Cenovus Energy and Husky Energy — is expected to land in downtown Calgary this week as workers begin to receive layoff notices.

Where the lopsided economic impact of COVID-19 in Canada goes from here

12 hours 49 min ago

The COVID-19 pandemic has created two distinct economies in Canada. One is thriving. The other is trying desperately to hold on, Peter Armstrong writes.

Former casino CEO, actress identified as couple who flew to Yukon, got COVID-19 vaccines

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 10:34

Married couple Rod and Ekaterina Baker are accused of flouting COVID-19 rules and lying about being local motel workers in order to obtain doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Beaver Creek, Yukon, last week. Rod Baker has resigned from his job as CEO of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.

'Short squeeze' pushes GameStop shares up 100% again, despite still losing money

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 10:17

Shares of U.S. videogame retailer GameStop surged as much as 144 per cent on Monday, touching another record high after already surging about 245 per cent since the beginning of the year.

Big advertisers balk at big Super Bowl spending amid COVID-19 gloom

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 09:17

For the first time since 1983, when Anheuser-Busch used all of its ad time to introduce a beer called Bud Light, the beer giant isn't advertising its iconic Budweiser brand during the Super Bowl. Instead, it's donating the money it would have spent on the ad to coronavirus vaccination awareness efforts.

Investor exuberance pushes BlackBerry shares up to highest point since 2011

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 08:08

Shares in Canadian technology company BlackBerry are changing hands at their highest level in almost a decade on Monday, as investor enthusiasm for the once high-flying stock has mysteriously returned.

These 2 oil companies say they've reached 'net-negative' emissions through carbon capture

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 01:00

'Net zero' is a popular goal these days for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint, usually with a timeline decades in the future. Now, a pair of Alberta companies claim they're using carbon capture technology to reach "negative" emissions by storing more CO2 underground than their operations produce.

Should governments name workplaces that have COVID-19 outbreaks? The pros and cons according to experts

Sun, 01/24/2021 - 01:00

Canada has a patchwork of different policies in place regarding the public disclosure of COVID-19 outbreaks in workplaces, and expert opinion seems as divided as the regulations on whether making outbreaks public helps or hinders the spread of the virus.

N.S. video game industry on the hunt for workers as pandemic drives up sales

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 02:00

As industries across the province shed jobs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the video game industry in Nova Scotia is in the middle of a recruitment drive.

WestJet halts Boeing 737 Max jet before takeoff after warning light in cockpit

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:34

WestJet temporarily grounded a Boeing 737 Max jet that was supposed to fly from Calgary to Toronto on Friday after a warning light came on in the cockpit prior to takeoff.

Godiva closing 128 stores in North America, including all 11 in Canada

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 06:41

COVID-19 has been far from sweet for Godiva, which has decided to sell or close its stores across North America.

Retail sales continue rebound, having risen 7 months in a row since COVID low in April

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 05:57

Retail sales have risen for seven months in a row and are now more than five per cent higher than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic began, Statistics Canada said Friday.

'Almost non-existent' cold, cough season costs 30 jobs at P.E.I. lozenge plant

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 14:10

Island Abbey Foods, makers of Honibe cough and cold lozenges, is eliminating 30 temporary staff at its Charlottetown production plant.

Florida cracks down on vaccine tourism, requires proof of residency to get vaccinated for COVID-19

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:56

Following news reports that out-of-state residents — including Canadians — are flocking to Florida to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the state is now requiring proof of residency for vaccine recipients. 

COVID-19 could shutter more than 200,000 Canadian businesses forever, CFIB says

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 08:23

More than 200,000 Canadian businesses could close permanently during the COVID-19 crisis, throwing millions of people out of work as the resurgence of the virus worsens across much of the country, according to new research.

With Keystone XL back on the shelf, oilpatch pressure mounts on Trudeau and Trans Mountain

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 01:00

With U.S. President Joe Biden cancelling the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, attention turns to the Trans Mountain expansion project — from those for and against. It's owned by the federal government and is under construction, but many wonder if the oil pipeline will ever be completed.

Little fear of rate hikes despite expected economic surge: Bank of Canada

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 01:00

Real estate industry and borrowers can likely count on low rates persisting as economy climbs out of deep hole, says central bank governor.

Bank of Canada holds rate steady at 0.25% even as it expects economy to shrink until March

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 08:43

The Bank of Canada elected to keep its benchmark interest rate steady at 0.25 per cent on Wednesday, reiterating its pledge to keep it there "until the recovery is well underway."

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