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Changing course, Iowa governor enacts limited mask mandate

Changing course, Iowa governor enacts limited mask mandate

IOWA CITY, Iowa — With Iowa hospitals filling up, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds dropped her longtime opposition to a statewide mask mandate and enacted a limited version of one on Monday.
Advisory firm says deal would be good for Obsidian but has little chance to proceed

Advisory firm says deal would be good for Obsidian but has little chance to proceed

CALGARY — Advisory firm Glass Lewis says the proposed hostile takeover of Bonterra Energy Corp. would be good for Obsidian Energy Ltd. shareholders but it has "almost no practical likelihood of being successful.

Dow sets intraday record, TSX hits nine-month high on reaction to COVID-19 vaccine

TORONTO — The Dow Jones industrial average brushed up against 30,000 points before closing at a record high on Monday while Canada's main stock index climbed to a nine-month high on positive test results for a second potential COVID-19 vaccine.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,889.81, up 214.17 points.) Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 62 cents, or 1.66 per cent, to $38 on 22.6 million shares.
Business group says lockdown loopholes hurt small retailers, benefit big box stores

Business group says lockdown loopholes hurt small retailers, benefit big box stores

As parts of the country step up restrictions to combat rising COVID-19 cases, some observers say a retail phenomenon is emerging: Lockdown loopholes.
Mercedes-Benz Canada names new CEO Eva Wiese, the first woman to hold the title

Mercedes-Benz Canada names new CEO Eva Wiese, the first woman to hold the title

TORONTO — Mercedes-Benz Canada says Eva Wiese will become its new CEO in February 2021, becoming the first woman to hold the title.
Endeavour Mining inks deal to buy Teranga Gold for $2.4 billion in shares

Endeavour Mining inks deal to buy Teranga Gold for $2.4 billion in shares

TORONTO — London-based Endeavour Mining Corp. is buying a second Canadian-based rival to further grow its gold-producing footprint in West Africa. The company announced on Monday an all-stock deal valued at about $2.
Canada home sales post best October on record, despite falling from September high

Canada home sales post best October on record, despite falling from September high

The COVID-19 pandemic has primed the Canadian housing market for a particularly busy October, pushing sales to a monthly record in the off-season despite cooling weather and a second wave of infections.
CPP Investments grow five per cent in second quarter with widespread positive returns

CPP Investments grow five per cent in second quarter with widespread positive returns

TORONTO — CPP Investments has a cautious outlook for the months ahead despite strong returns through the July-to-September period, with net assets up $22.3 billion or five per cent from the previous quarter.
Transat executives take a hit from reduced value of sale to Air Canada: proxy

Transat executives take a hit from reduced value of sale to Air Canada: proxy

MONTREAL — Nearly two dozen Transat A.T. executives and directors will see their proceeds from the company's sale to Air Canada drop following a dramatic reduction in the transaction's value.