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S&P/TSX composite drops despite surge in crude oil prices above US$40 per barrel

S&P/TSX composite drops despite surge in crude oil prices above US$40 per barrel

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index dipped midweek despite a surge in crude oil prices back above US$40 per barrel. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 135.61 points at 16,295.66. The energy sector was the star on the day, gaining 3.
Manufacturer Ag Growth's shares slide after grain bin collapse at West Coast terminal

Manufacturer Ag Growth's shares slide after grain bin collapse at West Coast terminal

WINNIPEG — Shares in Ag Growth International Inc. continued to fall on the Toronto Stock Exchange Wednesday after a newly developed commercial grain storage bin it manufactured collapsed while being unloaded at North Vancouver's Fibreco Export Inc.
Surging demand for wheat, canola boost struggling Ontario shippers

Surging demand for wheat, canola boost struggling Ontario shippers

OTTAWA — The Chamber of Marine Commerce says that demand for wheat, canola and soybeans is pushing grain shipments up by 20 per cent in some of Ontario ports. The shipping association says that between April 1 and Aug. 31, 5.
Bid accepted to exit creditor protection and restart Ekati Diamond Mine

Bid accepted to exit creditor protection and restart Ekati Diamond Mine

CALGARY — The owner of the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories says it plans to return the suspended project to full operating status after accepting a "stalking horse bid" by an affiliated buyer to allow it to exit court protection from
Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

NEW YORK — Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of people who lost jobs have now lost a $600 a week boost in their unemployment checks. Retail sales rose 0.
Celebs join Instagram 'freeze' to protest Facebook inaction

Celebs join Instagram 'freeze' to protest Facebook inaction

LONDON — Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday to protest against what they say is parent company Facebook's failure to tackle violent and hateful content
Here's a list of August inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

Here's a list of August inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 0.1 per cent in August, Statistics Canada says.
Here's a list of August inflation rates for Canadian provinces

Here's a list of August inflation rates for Canadian provinces

Canada's national annual inflation rate was 0.1 per cent in August, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: -0.6 per cent (-0.4) — Prince Edward Island: -0.
5M people infected, India's virus outbreak still soaring

5M people infected, India's virus outbreak still soaring

NEW DELHI — India’s confirmed coronavirus infections passed 5 million on Wednesday, still soaring and testing the feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impoverished towns and villages.
Backup driver in fatal Arizona Uber autonomous crash charged

Backup driver in fatal Arizona Uber autonomous crash charged

PHOENIX — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for being distracted in the moments before fatally striking a woman in suburban Phoenix.