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Business capacity limited, nonessential surgeries postponed

Many Massachusetts businesses will be limited to 25% capacity and hospitals have been directed to postpone nonessential surgeries starting the day after Christmas to help curb an anticipated increase in new coronavirus cases after the holiday that co
Technology sector boosts TSX as Lightspeed climbs, U.S. stock markets mixed

Technology sector boosts TSX as Lightspeed climbs, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Gains in the technology sector helped lift Canada's main stock index to a positive close as U.S. markets were mixed and the Canadian dollar lost ground against the American greenback on Tuesday.
Nova Scotia Tory leader critical of access agreement with Chinese province

Nova Scotia Tory leader critical of access agreement with Chinese province

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Opposition leader is criticizing a new agreement between the province and the Chinese province of Fujian, saying the timing is wrong given two Canadians are still being detained by China.
B.C. boosts tourism sector support to $105 million following task force report

B.C. boosts tourism sector support to $105 million following task force report

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has added $55 million to a grant relief fund to help tourism businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,552.46, up 51.57 points.) TC Energy Corp. (TSX:TRP). Energy. Down 42 cents, or 0.79 per cent, to $52.60 on 10.3 million shares.
Louis Vuitton yoga mat made of leather draws Hindu complaint

Louis Vuitton yoga mat made of leather draws Hindu complaint

BOSTON — A Hindu activist is calling on luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton to pull a yoga mat made partly from cowhide leather, calling it “hugely insensitive.
Congress approves bill to crack down on racehorse doping

Congress approves bill to crack down on racehorse doping

WASHINGTON — A bill to ban race-day doping of horses and set national medication and track-safety standards for the horse-racing industry is nearing the finish line.
Regulator says CN and CP topped grain revenue entitlement caps for 2019-20 crop year

Regulator says CN and CP topped grain revenue entitlement caps for 2019-20 crop year

OTTAWA — The Canadian Transportation Agency says both the Canadian National Railway Co. and the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. exceeded their maximum grain revenue entitlements for the 2019–2020 crop year.
Canadian crude-by-rail exports fall slightly in October to 92,800 barrels per day

Canadian crude-by-rail exports fall slightly in October to 92,800 barrels per day

CALGARY — Canadian exports of crude oil by rail fell only slightly in October from September, a rare period of stability in a year that's included a record high month as well as one that saw an eight-year low.
Q3 GDP estimate gets a slight upgrade to 33.4% growth

Q3 GDP estimate gets a slight upgrade to 33.4% growth

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy expanded at a record 33.4% annual pace from July through September, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, delivering the last of three estimates on the economy’s third-quarter performance.