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Slight gain of 1.3% in October for manufactured goods

Slight gain of 1.3% in October for manufactured goods

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods showed a modest gain in October but much of the strength came from a big jump in orders for military equipment.
Cascades to close its napkin plant in Laval, Que. in June 2021

Cascades to close its napkin plant in Laval, Que. in June 2021

KINGSEY FALLS, Que. — Cascades Inc. says it will close its napkin plant in Laval, Que., at the end of June next year. The plant currently employs 54 workers.
Spin Master signs Wizarding World licensing deal to develop Harry Potter toys

Spin Master signs Wizarding World licensing deal to develop Harry Potter toys

TORONTO — Toymaker Spin Master Corp. has announced a deal to develop toys and games based on the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies. The company says it has signed a global licensing agreement with Warner Bros.

CAE signs agreement with Textron to buy TRU Canada for US$40 million

MONTREAL — CAE Inc. has signed a deal with Textron to buy TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc. for US$40 million. The company says the acquisition of expands its installed base of commercial flight simulators and customers.
Alberta finance minister says outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3 billion

Alberta finance minister says outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3 billion

EDMONTON — Finance Minister Travis Toews says COVID-19 will affect Alberta’s economy for the next couple of years and perhaps beyond, but projections are encouraging.
Circle-K owner Alimentation Couche-Tard grows profits to US$757 million

Circle-K owner Alimentation Couche-Tard grows profits to US$757 million

LAVAL, Que. — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s profits increased from last year in the three months ending Oct. 11, as shoppers consolidated shopping trips to convenience stores amid 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 (17,274.25, up 179.72 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX: ACB). Health care. Up $2.60, or 27.69 per cent, at $11.99 on 15.

Fox News, family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich settle suit

NEW YORK — Fox News has reached a settlement with slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich's parents, who alleged in a lawsuit that the cable news company exploited their son's death in stories and commentary.
Small businesses turn to stunts as desperation mounts amid Ont. COVID-19 lockdown

Small businesses turn to stunts as desperation mounts amid Ont. COVID-19 lockdown

TORONTO — Storefronts along a bustling neighbourhood in Toronto's west end were papered over with mock "for lease" signs Tuesday as a nearby suburban barbecue joint threw open its doors in defiance of pandemic restrictions — a sign of the dramatic me
Airport industry group calls for aid as pandemic lockdown chokes off revenue

Airport industry group calls for aid as pandemic lockdown chokes off revenue

An industry group is sounding the alarm over the financial state of the country's airports as ongoing travel restrictions take a crippling toll on passenger traffic levels and revenues.