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US hiring plunged in December even as job openings ticked up

US hiring plunged in December even as job openings ticked up

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers cut back sharply on hiring in December, particularly industries slammed by the pandemic such as restaurants and hotels, as virus infections soared and governments responded with tighter restrictions.
At Disney characters union, lawsuit seeks end to takeover

At Disney characters union, lawsuit seeks end to takeover

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Canopy Growth reports $829.3M Q3 loss, expects to reach profitability next year

Canopy Growth reports $829.3M Q3 loss, expects to reach profitability next year

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — After a dramatic restructuring that included the elimination of up to 1,000 workers, Canopy Growth Corp. says profitability is on the horizon. The Smiths Falls, Ont.
Made a bundle from GameStop? Time to think about how it will affect your taxes

Made a bundle from GameStop? Time to think about how it will affect your taxes

When Haman Mamdouhi made $2,500 in profit from a $5,000 investment in Bitcoin last month, the tax implications weren't exactly top of mind.
Hudson's Bay teams up with Neo Financial to offer new Hudson's Bay MasterCard

Hudson's Bay teams up with Neo Financial to offer new Hudson's Bay MasterCard

TORONTO — Canada's oldest retailer is teaming up with one of the country's newest financial technology companies to offer a new credit card. The partnership between Hudson's Bay Co. and Neo Financial announced Tuesday comes three months after U.S.
COVID supervisors on the challenges of trying to keep Canadian film and TV sets safe

COVID supervisors on the challenges of trying to keep Canadian film and TV sets safe

TORONTO — On set they called her "COVID Cathy," or "CC" for short.
Union leaders send Chicago schools reopening plan to members

Union leaders send Chicago schools reopening plan to members

CHICAGO — Leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union agreed Monday to let thousands of union members vote on a proposed deal to get students back into classes, clearing another hurdle in the fight to reopen the nation's third-largest school district amid
28 garment workers killed in flooded factory in Morocco

28 garment workers killed in flooded factory in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco — Heavy rains flooded an illegal garment factory in the northern Moroccan city of Tangier, killing at least 28 workers Monday, state television quoted a medical official as saying.

Safety board report on B.C. ship collision says crews need to watch the forecast

RICHMOND, B.C. — A collision between two bulk carriers anchored while waiting for cargo at the Port of Vancouver has prompted a safety message by the Transportation Safety Board.
TMX caps stronger 2020 with fourth-quarter profits growing to $71.8 million

TMX caps stronger 2020 with fourth-quarter profits growing to $71.8 million

TORONTO — TMX Group Ltd. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $71.8 million, which grew from a profit of $47.5 million in the same quarter a year earlier.