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Ontario paid sick leave plan 'inadequate, unfair,' small business group says

Ontario paid sick leave plan 'inadequate, unfair,' small business group says

TORONTO — A group of small business owners and advocates says Ontario's recently announced paid sick leave plan is "inadequate and unfair" for small businesses.
Fairfax swings to US$806M Q1 profit on surge in revenues; donates US$5M to India

Fairfax swings to US$806M Q1 profit on surge in revenues; donates US$5M to India

TORONTO — Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. says it swung to an US$806-million profit attributable to shareholders in the first quarter on an increase in premiums as it donates millions of dollars to help India deal with increase in COVID-19 cases.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,255.92, down 101.03 points.) Royal Bank of Canada. (TSX:RY). Financials. Up 37 cents, or 0.31 per cent, to $118.11 on 9.

Baytex Energy raises spending budget, production guidance, as oil prices strengthen

CALGARY — Baytex Energy Corp. is increasing its 2021 capital budget and production guidance as it reports a smaller first-quarter net loss due to strengthening crude oil prices.
S&P/TSX composite falls on drop in materials sector, loonie tops 81 cents US

S&P/TSX composite falls on drop in materials sector, loonie tops 81 cents US

TORONTO — A supportive environment bolstered U.S. stock markets and Canada's main stock index dipped on lower metals prices, while the loonie increased for a seventh-straight day to top 81 cents US. "Strong U.S.
US recovery from pandemic recession is showing momentum

US recovery from pandemic recession is showing momentum

WASHINGTON — Powered by consumers and fueled by government aid, the U.S.
Jobless claims drop 13,000 to 553,000 as economy heals

Jobless claims drop 13,000 to 553,000 as economy heals

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 13,000 last week to 553,000, the lowest level since the pandemic hit last March and another sign the economy is recovering from the coronavirus recession.
US agency to look at bringing back bison on Montana refuge

US agency to look at bringing back bison on Montana refuge

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S.
Pope sets 40-euro Vatican gift cap in corruption crackdown

Pope sets 40-euro Vatican gift cap in corruption crackdown

ROME — Pope Francis set a 40-euro ($48) gift cap for all Vatican employees Thursday and issued a new law requiring Vatican cardinals and managers to periodically report on their compliance with clean financial practices in one of his biggest efforts
L.L.Bean opening four new stores in Canada amid growing demand north of the border

L.L.Bean opening four new stores in Canada amid growing demand north of the border

L.L.Bean is opening four new stores in Canada this year as the U.S. retailer continues to grow its customer base north of the border. The Freeport, Maine, company says the new stores will be in Dartmouth, N.S., Calgary, Victoria and Burnaby, B.C. L.
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