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US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., the American military said Thursday. The U.S.
Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US election

Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US election

OAKLAND, Calif. — Beginning Thursday, U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages -- labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election.
McDonald's returns to 100% Canadian beef after COVID-19 supply chain issues

McDonald's returns to 100% Canadian beef after COVID-19 supply chain issues

TORONTO — McDonald's Canada says it will return to sourcing only Canadian beef in September after having to import beef temporarily due to COVID-19.

Chinese miner hires Canadian CEO as review continues on Nunavut gold mine buy

TORONTO — The Chinese company trying to buy TMAC Resources Ltd. has appointed a Barrick Gold Corp. veteran as CEO of its Canadian operations even though the deal is still being reviewed by Ottawa. Hong Kong-traded Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
Why anyone who deferred mortgage payments should check their credit score

Why anyone who deferred mortgage payments should check their credit score

TORONTO — Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been negotiating with lenders over the past few months, hoping to hold off paying debt amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, those payments are beginning to filter through the credit reporting system.
AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening

AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening

NEW YORK — AMC Theatres, the nation's largest movie theatre chain, will reopen in the U.S. on Aug. 20 with retro ticket prices of 15 cents per movie.
$72 million awarded to provide better internet for 51 northern communities

$72 million awarded to provide better internet for 51 northern communities

Five projects serving 51 communities in northern Canada have been awarded $72 million from the CRTC's Broadband Fund, a program that CRTC chairman Ian Scott says has become even more necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ford issues two recalls of 63,367 Edge, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln Corsair models

Ford issues two recalls of 63,367 Edge, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln Corsair models

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Ford has issued two recalls affecting 63,367 vehicles in Canada, citing safety issues with the brakes and coil spring.
US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion

US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. budget deficit climbed to $2.81 trillion in the first 10 months of the budget year, exceeding any on record, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.
Manitoba pushes economic rebound as COVID-19 cluster linked to meat plant grows

Manitoba pushes economic rebound as COVID-19 cluster linked to meat plant grows

BRANDON, Man. — The Manitoba government has launched a campaign promoting a restart to the economy in a city that has seen a large increase in COVID-19 cases connected to a cluster in a meat-processing plant.