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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

WASHINGTON — Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billi
Restaurants in COVID hot spots doubt cold-weather patios will save the industry

Restaurants in COVID hot spots doubt cold-weather patios will save the industry

TORONTO — Erin Gamelin started scouring the internet for a cost-effective version of the outdoor dining pods she’d seen photos of online when stricter public health measures shut down indoor dining in Ontario's COVID-19 hot spots this month.
Canada Post urging early Christmas shopping as it gears up for online shopping rush

Canada Post urging early Christmas shopping as it gears up for online shopping rush

OTTAWA — Canada Post is urging Canadians to shop early this holiday season to avoid the late arrival of gifts caused by a pandemic-induced shift to online shopping.
From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

DETROIT — Downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city centre , motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin.
Make sure your home insurance covers renovation risks, experts advise

Make sure your home insurance covers renovation risks, experts advise

CALGARY — Homeowners across the country are spending big bucks to upgrade or enlarge their homes as the reality sinks in that many workers won't be heading back to the office any time soon due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
JC Penney sees bankruptcy protection exit by Christmas

JC Penney sees bankruptcy protection exit by Christmas

NEW YORK — J.C. Penney believes it will emerge from bankruptcy protection before Christmas under a new ownership agreement that would save tens of thousands of jobs.
UK government borrowing hits record due to pandemic

UK government borrowing hits record due to pandemic

LONDON — The COVID-19 pandemic is battering Britain’s public finances, pushing government borrowing to a record last month as tax revenue fell and authorities spent billions of pounds to prop up the economy. The government borrowed a net 36.
The end of double cupping: Tim Hortons ditches two cups in favour of one with sleeve

The end of double cupping: Tim Hortons ditches two cups in favour of one with sleeve

Tim Hortons is ending the practice of double cupping hot drinks, a move the fast food restaurant says will eliminate hundreds of millions of cups from landfills each year. The subsidiary of Restaurant Brands International Inc.

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

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 0.5 per cent in September, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 0.3 per cent (-0.6) — Prince Edward Island: 0.
Retail sales rose 0.4 per cent in August to $53.2B, Statistics Canada reports

Retail sales rose 0.4 per cent in August to $53.2B, Statistics Canada reports

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.4 per cent to $53.2 billion in August.