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WildBrain CEO says ad-supported video streaming remains big opportunity

HALIFAX — WildBrain Ltd. continues to see advertising-supported video streaming to be a big part of its future growth despite current conditions affecting the company and industry, chief executive Eric Ellenbogen told analysts Thursday.
Virus tests hospitals in pockets of US as some states reopen

Virus tests hospitals in pockets of US as some states reopen

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Head of World Trade Organization to step down early

Head of World Trade Organization to step down early

GENEVA — The head of the World Trade Organization said Thursday that he will leave his post a year early, a “personal decision” that sets the stage for a succession contest at the trade body amid lingering U.S.
Brookfield Asset Management reports Q1 loss, says ready to invest

Brookfield Asset Management reports Q1 loss, says ready to invest

TORONTO — Brookfield Asset Management Inc. sees investment opportunities growing in the coming months as the economy bounces back somewhat less than many expect.
Ontario stage one reopening includes stores, surgeries, tennis, dog grooming

Ontario stage one reopening includes stores, surgeries, tennis, dog grooming

TORONTO — Ontario is set to enter its first stage of reopening next Tuesday including lifting restrictions on retail stores, golf driving ranges and tennis courts, surgeries and dog grooming.
Toronto brewery asks for empties as more Beer Store accepting returns

Toronto brewery asks for empties as more Beer Store accepting returns

TORONTO — A Toronto brewery is issuing a plea for consumers to bring back their empty bottles as the Beer Store says a growing number of its locations are accepting returns.

Key Canadian bankruptcy laws and terms

With the number of commercial bankruptcies and insolvencies expected to rise in the coming months, here are some key Canadian laws and terms that will show up as corporations look to restructure their operations: A corporation becomes insolvent when
Companies already in financial trouble face CCAA reckoning as COVID-19 drags on

Companies already in financial trouble face CCAA reckoning as COVID-19 drags on

TORONTO — Olivier Benchaya knew from early in the COVID-19 shutdown that Canada's business community was headed for significant upheaval, but even weeks later, the restructuring and insolvency partner at Richter is still trying to grasp the severity
Masks and closed fitting rooms: Reopened retail to look vastly different

Masks and closed fitting rooms: Reopened retail to look vastly different

VANCOUVER — Shoppers at recently reopened Sleep Country stores looking to test mattresses or pillows will find a disposable protective barrier between them and the product.
36 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit

36 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit

WASHINGTON — Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak led more companies to slash jobs even though most states have begun to let some businesses reopen under certain restrictions.
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