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TSX notches slight gains on light trading day with gold up, oil down

TSX notches slight gains on light trading day with gold up, oil down

TORONTO — The Toronto Stock Exchange closed slightly higher on Friday, as oil prices fell and Canadian stocks were outshone by climbing U.S. equities and a surge in the price of gold. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 28.27 points at 16,562.81.

Future of Ekati Diamond Mine unclear after $166-million sale falls through

CALGARY — A deal to sell the suspended Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories for about $166 million has fallen through after bond issuers refused to go along with it.
Trailing commissions class action against TD Asset Management certified

Trailing commissions class action against TD Asset Management certified

TORONTO — An Ontario law firm says a class action centred on TD Asset Management Inc.'s trailing commissions to discount brokers has been certified.
Canadian seniors overcoming anxieties to adopt online banking since COVID-19

Canadian seniors overcoming anxieties to adopt online banking since COVID-19

TORONTO — Unlike many Canadian seniors, May Chan overcame her fears about banking online even before COVID-19 struck the country. The retired Burnaby, B.C.
Front-line retail workers call for the return of COVID-19 pay bump as cases spike

Front-line retail workers call for the return of COVID-19 pay bump as cases spike

HALIFAX — Calls for the return of hazard pay are mounting as workers on the front lines of Canada’s retail industry grow increasingly anxious amid rising COVID-19 cases.
Canadian conference centres, airports, stadiums join rush for anti-pandemic status

Canadian conference centres, airports, stadiums join rush for anti-pandemic status

CALGARY — Operators of Canada's conference centres, airports and stadiums are joining a global rush to be certified as pandemic-resistant while they compete for events and visitors that will bring billions of dollars in economic benefits for their ci
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Cineplex meeting Cineplex Inc. will hold its annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday.
Walmart going on hiring spree, adding 10,000 people across the country

Walmart going on hiring spree, adding 10,000 people across the country

TORONTO — Walmart Canada is hiring 10,000 people after announcing a $3.5-billion investment to drive growth. The positions are in e-commerce, fresh food, merchandising, customer experience, warehouse and drivers.
Premier League goes pay-per-view with games closed for fans

Premier League goes pay-per-view with games closed for fans

LONDON — The Premier League is going pay-per-view in Britain for the first time in 13 years to broadcast some of the matches fans cannot attend due to the pandemic and to raise additional revenue for clubs.
Pixar's 'Soul' bypasses theatres, will stream on Christmas

Pixar's 'Soul' bypasses theatres, will stream on Christmas

NEW YORK — The Pixar film “Soul” will skip theatres and instead premiere on Disney+ on Christmas, the Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday, sending one of the fall's last big movies straight to streaming.
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