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After a summer homebuying frenzy, real estate braces for autumn uncertainty

After a summer homebuying frenzy, real estate braces for autumn uncertainty

TORONTO — Canada's housing market shattered records in July despite the economic uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic — and with the usually busy fall real estate season drawing near, experts are divided about whether the boom will continue.
COVID-19 costs shrink Nova Scotia's surplus in fiscal 2019-20 to $2.3 million

COVID-19 costs shrink Nova Scotia's surplus in fiscal 2019-20 to $2.3 million

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's response in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic shrunk its surplus to $2.3 million for the fiscal year that ended March 31 — a figure $31.3 million smaller than initially projected in the 2019 budget.
RBC report says immigration slowdown due to COVID-19 threatens Canadian economy

RBC report says immigration slowdown due to COVID-19 threatens Canadian economy

TORONTO — A slowdown of immigration to Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to derail a major source of economic and labour force growth, according to a report from the Royal Bank of Canada.

Feds and Ontario reach agreement with 3M to make N95 masks in Brockville, Ont.

TORONTO — The federal and Ontario governments have secured an agreement with 3M that will see it produce N95 masks at a Brockville, Ont., facility.
North Korea sets rare party meeting after economic shortfall

North Korea sets rare party meeting after economic shortfall

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — With unusual candour , North Korean leader Kim Jong Un admitted that U.S.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,577.38, down 48.68 points) D-Box Technologies Inc. (TSX:DBO). Technology. Down nearly four cents, or 17.07 per cent, to $0.
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.
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