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On a quiet weekend, ‘Old’ tops, ‘Snake Eyes’ sinks

On a quiet weekend, ‘Old’ tops, ‘Snake Eyes’ sinks

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old” easily won a slower weekend at the North American box office, while the G.I. Joe pic “Snake Eyes” lived up to its name.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: CannTrust court appearances: Former CannTrust leaders are scheduled to make their first court appearance in Toronto on Monday, roughly three years after the cannabi
Production of De Havilland turboprops key to negotiations as strike deadline nears

Production of De Havilland turboprops key to negotiations as strike deadline nears

The union representing Bombardier and De Havilland aerospace workers in Toronto are threatening a strike this week unless negotiations can guarantee Dash 8 turboprop jobs remain in the GTA.
Hemp having a moment as farmers try to grow niche crop into $1-billion industry

Hemp having a moment as farmers try to grow niche crop into $1-billion industry

CALGARY — Not that long ago, Rod Lanier could count on an annual spring visit from the police.

Rio Tinto smelter workers go on strike in Kitimat, B.C.

KITIMAT, B.C. — Approximately 900 Rio Tinto workers at the company's aluminum smelting facilities in Kitimat, B.C. have gone on strike. The walkout began today at one minute after midnight.
China's Tencent ordered to end exclusive music contracts

China's Tencent ordered to end exclusive music contracts

BEIJING (AP) — Internet giant Tencent was ordered by regulators to end exclusive contracts with music copyright holders, adding to increased enforcement of anti-monopoly and other rules as Beijing tightens control over booming online industries.

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 (20,188.43, up 90.91 points.) Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Financials. Down $0.54, or 0.43 per cent, to $125.32 on 6.8 million shares.
North American markets gain on positive earnings from industrials, technology sectors

North American markets gain on positive earnings from industrials, technology sectors

TORONTO — Stock markets in Canada and the U.S. closed higher Friday after a day of small gains for multiple sectors, including industrials and technology.
Retail sales fell by 2.1% in May, but will likely to climb further in June: StatCan

Retail sales fell by 2.1% in May, but will likely to climb further in June: StatCan

OTTAWA — Retail sales in Canada stumbled for the second month in a row after two straight months of gains, a sign of the rocky road ahead as Canada staggers out of the pandemic's economic recession. The 2.
Mario Batali harassment probe settlement: $600K to accusers

Mario Batali harassment probe settlement: $600K to accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali, his business partner and their New York City restaurant company have agreed to pay $600,000 to resolve a four-year investigation by the state attorney general’s office into allegations that Batali, restaur