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Bombardier to help make 18,000 ventilators at shuttered Thunder Bay plant

Bombardier to help make 18,000 ventilators at shuttered Thunder Bay plant

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. is helping to produce 18,000 ventilators for the Ontario government at its temporarily shuttered plant in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Small businesses seek rapid rent relief measures as Trudeau promises more support

Small businesses seek rapid rent relief measures as Trudeau promises more support

TORONTO — Small businesses are hoping for promised rent relief from both landlords and government as the COVID-19-related shutdown drags on and their bills pile up.
No baseball or beaches: Virus upends usual California summer

No baseball or beaches: Virus upends usual California summer

LOS ANGELES — In these dark times, clouded by fears of an enemy we can’t see and sheltered in homes we're itching to leave, it's reassuring to know that California's sunsets over the Pacific are just as vivid.
Barrick says it's on track to meet full-year production targets despite COVID-19

Barrick says it's on track to meet full-year production targets despite COVID-19

TORONTO — Barrick Gold says it's on track to achieve its production guidance for this year despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canopy Growth to lay off 85 workers, cease some global operations

Canopy Growth Corp. is making significant cuts just a month after the cannabis company slashed its workforce and took multi-million-dollar writedowns. Smiths Falls, Ont.

EEUU: 22 millones buscan ayuda por desempleo por pandemia

WASHINGTON — La oleada de despidos que ha envuelto la economía de Estados Unidos desde el brote del nuevo coronavirus obligó a 5,2 millones de personas más a ir en busca de ayuda federal por desempleo la semana pasada, informó el gobierno el jueves.
US home construction collapsed 22.3% in March

US home construction collapsed 22.3% in March

WASHINGTON — U.S. home-building activity collapsed in March as the coronavirus spread, with housing starts tumbling 22.3% from a month ago.
Statistics Canada says Manufacturing sales up 0.5 per cent in February

Statistics Canada says Manufacturing sales up 0.5 per cent in February

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales increased 0.5 per cent to $56.2 billion in February, boosted by higher sales in the transportation equipment industry.
Chartwell Retirement Residences withdraws guidance for 2020 due to pandemic

Chartwell Retirement Residences withdraws guidance for 2020 due to pandemic

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Chartwell Retirement Residences is withdrawing its 2020 outlook due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
US relief checks begin arriving as economic damage piles up

US relief checks begin arriving as economic damage piles up

WASHINGTON — Government relief checks began arriving in Americans’ bank accounts as the economic damage to the U.S.
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