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Best Buy cut 5,000 jobs even as sales soared during pandemic

Best Buy cut 5,000 jobs even as sales soared during pandemic

NEW YORK — Best Buy said Thursday that it laid off 5,000 full-time store workers earlier this month, even as the company's sales soared during the pandemic as homebound people bought laptops, TVs and other gadgets.
TD Bank Group sees strong wealth and insurance gains, but closing U.S. locations

TD Bank Group sees strong wealth and insurance gains, but closing U.S. locations

TORONTO — TD Bank Group topped expectations as it reported its first-quarter profit rose 10 per cent compared with a year ago. Yet the bank's Toronto-listed shares fell nearly 1.7 per cent to close at $78.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,223.54, down 260.99 points.) ClearStream Energy Services Inc. (TSX:CSM). Energy. Up six cents, or 171.43 per cent, to 9.
Pandemic spending, no tax increases: Some highlights from the Alberta budget

Pandemic spending, no tax increases: Some highlights from the Alberta budget

EDMONTON — Alberta's United Conservative government tabled its budget Thursday. Here are some of the highlights: — No new taxes or tax increases. — Deficit of $18.2 billion on estimated revenues of $43.7 billion. — Spending of $57.
Peppa Pig theme park set for Legoland Florida Resort in 2022

Peppa Pig theme park set for Legoland Florida Resort in 2022

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park is set to open next year at the Legoland Florida Resort, park officials announced Thursday.
North American stock markets lower on inflation fear; loonie briefly hits 80 cents US

North American stock markets lower on inflation fear; loonie briefly hits 80 cents US

TORONTO — Major stock indexes in Canada and the U.S. closed lower Thursday as inflation fears swirled and the Canadian loonie rose over 80 cents US before falling back to earth.
Loblaw's discount stores on upswing after 'flight to conventional' stores: president

Loblaw's discount stores on upswing after 'flight to conventional' stores: president

Loblaw Companies Ltd.'s discount grocery stores are starting to win back market share after consumers flocked to conventional supermarkets at the outset of the pandemic, the company's president said Thursday.
Woof, woof: Rebel Wilson goes to the dogs in reality show

Woof, woof: Rebel Wilson goes to the dogs in reality show

LOS ANGELES — Rebel Wilson is going to the dogs. And it’s not the first time.
'Reply All' podcast paused amid charges of toxic behaviour

'Reply All' podcast paused amid charges of toxic behaviour

The popular “Reply All” podcast has been put on hiatus and is cancelling two remaining episodes of a series that explored allegations of structural racism and a problematic work culture at food magazine Bon Appetit.
Dairy farmers lobby asks members to stop using palm oil in feed after 'buttergate'

Dairy farmers lobby asks members to stop using palm oil in feed after 'buttergate'

A dairy producers' lobbying group is asking farmers to consider alternatives to palm supplements in livestock feed pending the results of an investigation launched in response to consumers' concerns about perceived changes to the consistency of butte