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Another booming quarter for Walmart, but sales are slowing

Another booming quarter for Walmart, but sales are slowing

NEW YORK — Walmart turned out another stellar quarter as the world’s largest retailer powers through a pandemic that has felled other national chains.
Weak 0.3% US October sales gain spreads some holiday unease

Weak 0.3% US October sales gain spreads some holiday unease

NEW YORK — Retail sales in the U.S. grew a sluggish 0.3% in October, even as retailers offered early holiday discounts online and in stores.
Isolated Americans spend at home; Home Depot is there for it

Isolated Americans spend at home; Home Depot is there for it

As the year comes to a close Americans are still stuck at home and that has led to an explosive year for Home Depot. The most recent quarter is no exception.
Give us a week: Businesses urge clarity on England lockdown

Give us a week: Businesses urge clarity on England lockdown

LONDON — Business leaders urged the British government on Tuesday to give them at least a week's notice over what restrictions they will face when the lockdown in England expires in early December. With the four-week lockdown due to end on Dec.
Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 0.9 per cent in September

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 0.9 per cent in September

OTTAWA — Wholesale sales in Canada rose 0.9 per cent to $66.2 billion in September, boosted by gains in sectors that provide consumer goods such as food, pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies Statistics Canada said Tuesday.
'Flying off the shelves': Toys likely bright spot amid muted holiday retail season

'Flying off the shelves': Toys likely bright spot amid muted holiday retail season

HALIFAX — In a year plagued by a deadly virus, closures and cancellations, parents are eager to give their kids a Christmas like, well, every other.
CMHC says annual pace of housing starts climbed higher in October

CMHC says annual pace of housing starts climbed higher in October

The annual pace of housing starts increased three per cent in October compared with September, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said on Tuesday, although the increase was less than some economists predicted.
Industrial production up 1.1% in October, but still lagging

Industrial production up 1.1% in October, but still lagging

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. industrial production rose 1.1% in October, recovering much of the spring decline caused by the virus pandemic.
George Weston increases quarterly dividend, reports $303M Q3 profit

George Weston increases quarterly dividend, reports $303M Q3 profit

TORONTO — George Weston Ltd. raised its dividend as it reported its latest quarterly results.
Universal and Cinemark agree to shorten theatrical window

Universal and Cinemark agree to shorten theatrical window

Universal Pictures has struck another deal with a major theatre chain to shorten the theatrical window from three months to as little as 17 days in an effort to adapt to the new business realities of moviegoing.