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North American stock markets fall, while gold continues to shine

North American stock markets fall, while gold continues to shine

North American stock markets closed in the red Thursday, while gold prices continued to soar, edging closer to an all-time high.
Movie theatres implore studios: Release the blockbusters

Movie theatres implore studios: Release the blockbusters

NEW YORK — A long time ago in a pre-COVID universe far, far away, blockbusters opened around the globe simultaneously or nearly so. In 1975, “Jaws” set the blueprint. Concentrate marketing. Open wide. Pack them in.
Pandemic grips commerce, hits railroader Union Pacific

Pandemic grips commerce, hits railroader Union Pacific

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific’s second-quarter profit fell 28% from a year ago as carload revenue tumbled in the coronavirus pandemic.
Trican Well Service says CEO stepping down, chairman named as replacement

Trican Well Service says CEO stepping down, chairman named as replacement

CALGARY — Trican Well Service Ltd. says Dale Dusterhoft, its president and CEO for the past 11 years, is stepping down. The Calgary-based company says Bradley Fedora will take on the role as of Sept.
Former Airbnb units in Toronto moving to long-term rental market

Former Airbnb units in Toronto moving to long-term rental market

TORONTO — A new report says there’s a rare window of opportunity to snag a rental condo in downtown Toronto as units that were listed on Airbnb prior to the COVID-19 outbreak are moving to the long-term rental market.
Cenovus, Suncor choose different paths on restoring oil output as prices recover

Cenovus, Suncor choose different paths on restoring oil output as prices recover

CALGARY — Two of Canada's biggest oilsands producers are taking different approaches to restoring production that was shut down during the pandemic lockdowns as signs of an economic recovery and higher oil prices emerge. Both Cenovus Energy Inc.
Fox taking fans to the ballgame with a virtual crowd

Fox taking fans to the ballgame with a virtual crowd

LOS ANGELES — Fox will be taking viewers out to the ballgame by adding a virtual crowd in parks during its baseball broadcasts this season.
Judge withholds making a decision on friendly takeover of Torstar by NordStar

Judge withholds making a decision on friendly takeover of Torstar by NordStar

TORONTO — An Ontario judge has put off a decision on the proposed $60-million friendly takeover of Torstar Corp.
Loblaw Q2 profit plunges on pandemic costs despite surging revenues

Loblaw Q2 profit plunges on pandemic costs despite surging revenues

Canada's largest grocer saw its net income fall in its most recent quarter, despite revenue growth, because of costs related to working through the COVID-19 pandemic, including a temporary pay bump for workers and investments into its e-commerce busi
Suncor CEO signals caution about restarting oil output as economy recovers

Suncor CEO signals caution about restarting oil output as economy recovers

CALGARY — The CEO of Suncor Energy Inc. says the company won't quickly ramp up oil production despite recent higher crude prices as the North American economy begins to reopen following the easing of lockdowns from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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