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Here's a list April inflation rates for Canadian provinces, territories

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was -0.2 per cent in April, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: -1.5 per cent (0.1) — Prince Edward Island: -1.3 (0.
First-quarter earnings: A sector-by-sector look at the effects of COVID-19

First-quarter earnings: A sector-by-sector look at the effects of COVID-19

The majority of Canadian companies have reported earnings for the first three months of 2020, giving a picture of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business so far and in the months to come.
COVID-19 is exposing Canada's economic vulnerabilities, innovation experts say

COVID-19 is exposing Canada's economic vulnerabilities, innovation experts say

VANCOUVER — The COVID-19 crisis is exposing the shortcomings of Canada's economy, particularly when it comes to supply chains and the development of value-added products that would keep the country competitive, innovation experts say.
AT&T quits Venezuela as US sanctions force it to defy Maduro

AT&T quits Venezuela as US sanctions force it to defy Maduro

MIAMI — AT&T said Tuesday it will immediately ditch Venezuela's pay TV market as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro.
B.C. businesses want safe reopenings even if it means taking extra time

B.C. businesses want safe reopenings even if it means taking extra time

VICTORIA — British Columbia's economic restart got off to a slow and steady pace, with business owners and operators saying they would rather take their time to protect customers and employees from COVID-19 than open their doors too early. B.C.
IATA calls for end to in-flight distancing measures but no bathroom queues

IATA calls for end to in-flight distancing measures but no bathroom queues

The trade association for the world's major airlines is proposing a range of measures aimed at relaunching the global air travel industry — including an end to in-flight physical distancing rules — that run counter to the established policies of Cana

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (14,885.48, up 246.58 points.) Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Up 39 cents, or 7.49 per cent, to $5.60 on 11.3 million shares.
Strong finish for ESPN's Jordan doc, 'The Last Dance'

Strong finish for ESPN's Jordan doc, 'The Last Dance'

NEW YORK — In basketball terms, “The Last Dance” had a strong fourth quarter. The last two episodes of the 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, strung out over the last five Sunday nights, averaged 5.9 million viewers, the Nielsen company said.
TSX posts strong gain in catch-up following Victoria Day holiday closure

TSX posts strong gain in catch-up following Victoria Day holiday closure

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index posted a triple-digit advance as it made up ground to strong rallies in the U.S. over the Victoria Day holiday. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 246.58 points or 1.7 per cent at 14,885.48.
Walmart becomes a pandemic lifeline, online sales surge 74%

Walmart becomes a pandemic lifeline, online sales surge 74%

NEW YORK — Walmart emerged as one of the few lifelines to millions of people as the coronavirus spread, leading to surging profit and sales for the world's largest retailer. Online sales in the U.S.