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Two CBS execs shelved pending diversity investigation

NEW YORK — CBS has placed two top executives on administrative leave as it investigates charges of a hostile work environment for women and minorities at news operations in some of its largest individual stations.
Italian premier resigns, setting off scramble for new allies

Italian premier resigns, setting off scramble for new allies

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday after a key coalition ally pulled his party’s support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for consultations this week to determine if he can form a third governme
Fertilizer giant Nutrien expands use of proximity alarms to battle COVID-19 pandemic

Fertilizer giant Nutrien expands use of proximity alarms to battle COVID-19 pandemic

SASKATOON — Canadian fertilizer giant Nutrien Ltd. says it will expand its use of a proximity alarm and contact tracing technology to help protect 14,500 of its employees from the COVID-19 pandemic.
BlackBerry, GameStop shares are surging — but don't let FOMO take over, experts say

BlackBerry, GameStop shares are surging — but don't let FOMO take over, experts say

TORONTO — After shares of BlackBerry and GameStop surged this week amid hype on social media, investors may be tempted to get in on the action, even if there is no company news driving the stocks higher.
Metro profit and sales up despite labour conflict, mild cold and flu season

Metro profit and sales up despite labour conflict, mild cold and flu season

MONTREAL — Against headwinds from a labour conflict and a mild cold and flu season, grocery and pharmacy retailer Metro Inc. posted higher first-quarter sales and profit on Tuesday compared with a year ago.
Hard-hit businesses get rules, Feb. 1 start date for Liberals' $1-million loan fund

Hard-hit businesses get rules, Feb. 1 start date for Liberals' $1-million loan fund

OTTAWA — Companies that want in on a new federal loan program will have to show sharp revenue declines during the pandemic and that they have already applied for other business aid.
The list of fireable offences has grown thanks to COVID-19

The list of fireable offences has grown thanks to COVID-19

One year ago, hosting a pizza party with co-workers or showing up to work with stomach bug symptoms were unthinkable in terms of fireable offences.
Calgary's Enerplus announces US$465M takeover as court rules against N.D. pipeline

Calgary's Enerplus announces US$465M takeover as court rules against N.D. pipeline

CALGARY — Enerplus Corp. is increasing its bets on the Bakken light oil region in North Dakota with the purchase of a private rival for US$465 million, despite a legal fight that could shut down a major oil pipeline there.
CREB: COVID-19, decreased demand for oil to hamper housing market in 2021

CREB: COVID-19, decreased demand for oil to hamper housing market in 2021

Calgary home sales, prices and new listings might be headed for a slight increase in 2021, but they’re likely still bound to be hampered by COVID-19 and reduced demand for oil, the city’s most prominent housing organization predicted Tuesday.
CMHC: Retail, construction and services workers have high share of mortgage deferrals

CMHC: Retail, construction and services workers have high share of mortgage deferrals

OTTAWA — Canada's housing authority says retail, construction and services workers were the most common deferrers of mortgage payments in the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. New data from Canada's Mortgage and Housing Corp.