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Financials, energy help power S&P/TSX composite higher as optimism lifts markets

Financials, energy help power S&P/TSX composite higher as optimism lifts markets

TORONTO — Optimism in the wake of positive signs for relief from the pandemic-induced economic slump powered markets higher in both Canada and the United States on Monday.
Travel agents reach $7-million settlement in class action against Flight Centre

Travel agents reach $7-million settlement in class action against Flight Centre

TORONTO — Flight Centre Travel Group Inc. has reached a $7-million settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit against it by its Canadian travel agents.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,626.64, up 108.79 points) SOPerior Fertilizer Corp. (TSX:SOP). Materials. Up 0.5 cents, or 12.5 per cent, to 4.5 cents on 11.
B.C. could shine amid Canada's slow economic recovery: Conference Board

B.C. could shine amid Canada's slow economic recovery: Conference Board

TORONTO — The economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will take longer than originally expected, with British Columbia among the provinces best positioned to rebound, the Conference Board of Canada suggests.
Corps: Alaska mine would have adverse impacts on salmon site

Corps: Alaska mine would have adverse impacts on salmon site

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause “unavoidable adverse impacts,” the U.S.
Air Canada racks up second-most refund complaints in the U.S. in May

Air Canada racks up second-most refund complaints in the U.S. in May

MONTREAL — Air Canada had the second-highest number of complaints about refunds to the U.S. Department of Transportation of any airline in May.
Truckers' fears of U.S. pandemic trip up a sector suffering amid recession

Truckers' fears of U.S. pandemic trip up a sector suffering amid recession

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, trucker Dave Wye had to think long and hard about whether he was willing to stay on the front lines. The 54-year-old, a second-generation long-haul driver from Windsor, Ont.
Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales up 8.7 per cent in July

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales up 8.7 per cent in July

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says early estimates for July suggest manufacturing sales growth slowed to 8.7 per cent for the month. The agency's flash estimate for the month is part of an effort to provide more timely economic data.
Asia Today: South Korea sees 11th day of 3-digit increases

Asia Today: South Korea sees 11th day of 3-digit increases

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases Monday and health officials pleaded for people to follow guidelines or risk further restrictions or strains on hospitals.
Shipbuilders approve 3-year pact, ending monthslong strike

Shipbuilders approve 3-year pact, ending monthslong strike

BATH, Maine — A 63-day strike at Bath Iron Works — against the backdrop of a pandemic in an election year — came to an end Sunday with shipbuilders voting to return to their jobs producing warships for the United States Navy.