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600,000 jobless claims filed in Tennessee during pandemic

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North American stock markets plummet on fears that pandemic slump won't end soon

North American stock markets plummet on fears that pandemic slump won't end soon

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index followed other North American markets sharply lower on Thursday, extending its losses amid concerns about how quickly the economy can rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Transat CEO demands financial aid from Ottawa to give refunds to passengers

Transat CEO demands financial aid from Ottawa to give refunds to passengers

MONTREAL — The head of Transat AT is calling on government for financial support, which it says would enable the travel company to refund passengers whose flights were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mask makers raise prices as material, labour costs rise amid pandemic

Mask makers raise prices as material, labour costs rise amid pandemic

Kevin Vuong started to sell face masks through a newly founded company just two weeks after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic.

Bell launches 5G network in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver

MONTREAL — Bell is beginning to roll out a new 5G wireless network in five cities, joining the global race to deploy the high-speed technology.
Nova Scotia's premier takes wait-and-see stand on lifting of regional travel

Nova Scotia's premier takes wait-and-see stand on lifting of regional travel

HALIFAX — Expectations that Atlantic Canadians are only weeks away from being able to travel throughout the region without any restrictions were dampened on Thursday by Nova Scotia's premier.
Statistics Canada to collect data on race as part of its monthly jobs report

Statistics Canada to collect data on race as part of its monthly jobs report

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is starting a pilot project to collect information on race and visible minority status as part of its monthly jobs report starting with the survey next month.
Collapse of Quadriga crypto exchange was a result of fraud, says OSC

Collapse of Quadriga crypto exchange was a result of fraud, says OSC

TORONTO — The Quadriga cryptocurrency exchange that saw millions of dollars disappear just as its founder died was a "fraud" and Ponzi scheme, according to the Ontario Securities Commission.
Many Canadian film and TV productions held up by lack of COVID-19 insurance

Many Canadian film and TV productions held up by lack of COVID-19 insurance

TORONTO — Reduced crowd scenes. Fewer people on set. COVID-19 testing. Handwashing stations.
US wholesale prices rise 0.4% in May led by food and energy

US wholesale prices rise 0.4% in May led by food and energy

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.4% in May, led by a gains in the cost of food and energy.
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