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COVID-hit UK arts groups welcome government cash infusion

LONDON — The British government on Monday announced grants of 257 million pounds ($335 million) to help almost 1,400 arts and cultural organizations survive the coronavirus pandemic. The money — the first chunk to be spent from a 1.

Americans Milgrom, Wilson win Nobel prize in economics

STOCKHOLM — Americans Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson have won the Nobel Prize in economics for “improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.
Striking N.L. Dominion workers spend Thanksgiving on the picket line

Striking N.L. Dominion workers spend Thanksgiving on the picket line

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Parking lots at Dominion grocery stores in Newfoundland and Labrador were unusually deserted heading into Thanksgiving, except for a few striking employees holding their mittened hands over burn barrels.
BC Greens platform looks for changes to transit funding, municipal finance system

BC Greens platform looks for changes to transit funding, municipal finance system

VANCOUVER — The BC Green Party is calling for a reformation of the financial system used by local governments to help them better address issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Green Leader Sonia Furstenau says that B.C.
Air Canada reaches new agreement to acquire Transat AT at a reduced price

Air Canada reaches new agreement to acquire Transat AT at a reduced price

MONTREAL — Air Canada is still looking to take Transat AT under its wing despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has rocked the airline industry, but it will pay far less than originally expected.
The Latest: RI university issues order for frats, sororities

The Latest: RI university issues order for frats, sororities

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The University of Rhode Island has issued a two-week shelter-in-place order for fraternity and sorority houses because of a high number of coronavirus cases.
Ontario real estate association calls for halt to open houses as COVID-19 cases rise

Ontario real estate association calls for halt to open houses as COVID-19 cases rise

TORONTO — The Ontario Real Estate Association says it is asking agents to halt plans for open houses, as the province reported a record high of 939 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.
National Post's Toronto newsroom staff votes to unionize

National Post's Toronto newsroom staff votes to unionize

TORONTO — Workers in the Toronto newsroom of the National Post have voted in favour of union representation. About 40 workers are included in the new bargaining unit, said Unifor spokesman Stuart Laidlaw.
White House ups virus aid offer, resumes talks with Pelosi

White House ups virus aid offer, resumes talks with Pelosi

WASHINGTON — The White House is boosting its offer in up-and-down COVID-19 aid talks Friday in hopes of an agreement before Election Day, even as President Donald Trump's most powerful GOP ally in the Senate said Congress is unlikely to deliver relie

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 (16,562.81, up 28.27 points.) Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Financials. Down $1.17, or 1.87 per cent, to $61.54 on 6.79 million shares.