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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.

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for September, by province

OTTAWA — Canada's national unemployment rate was 9.0 per cent in September. Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets): _ Newfoundland and Labrador 14.8 per cent (13.1) _ Prince Edward Island 10.
MEC to lay off fewer employees than planned with one store to close, say new owners

MEC to lay off fewer employees than planned with one store to close, say new owners

VANCOUVER — Mountain Equipment Co-op says it will be letting go of fewer employees than previously planned with just one store set to close following its takeover by a U.S. private investment firm.

National employment numbers for September from Statistics Canada, at a glance

OTTAWA — A quick look at Canada's September employment data (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 9.0 per cent (10.2) Employment rate: 59.1 per cent (58.0) Participation rate: 65.0 per cent (64.

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for September, by Canadian city

OTTAWA — The national unemployment rate was 9.0 per cent in September. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities.

COVID-19 takes bite out of MTY revenues but third-quarter profits remain stable

MONTREAL — MTY Food Group Inc. reported stable earnings in the third quarter despite lower revenues caused by the impact of COVID-19.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,534.54, up 106.24 points.) Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Financials. Down 70 cents, or 1.10 per cent, to $62.71 on 8.
North American stock markets rise on hope U.S. stimulus deal will come together

North American stock markets rise on hope U.S. stimulus deal will come together

TORONTO — North American markets closed higher Thursday as energy stocks rose and U.S. investors digested more news about a potential stimulus deal.
Analyzing Trump's illness is humbling for media's med teams

Analyzing Trump's illness is humbling for media's med teams

NEW YORK — Here's an assignment to humble even the most confident doctor: Assess a patient's condition before millions of people without being able to examine him or see a complete medical chart.