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Asian shares mixed, Tokyo lower as Wall Street rally fades

Asian shares mixed, Tokyo lower as Wall Street rally fades

BANGKOK — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday after a 3.4% gain on Wall Street overnight as investors chose a positive focus for data about the coronavirus outbreak’s trajectory. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.
Alberta projects peak COVID hospitalizations to peak at 800-plus in late May

Alberta projects peak COVID hospitalizations to peak at 800-plus in late May

EDMONTON — Early forecasts on Alberta's COVID-19 crisis suggest hospitalization cases will peak in late May.
Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

NEW YORK — Even as coronavirus deaths mount across Europe and New York, the U.S.
Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants

Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — When Jose Andres first came to New York City, the wide-eyed sailor in the Spanish navy docked on West 30th Street full of ambition.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (13,925.714, up 311.57 points.) Hexo Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Down 25 cents, or 26.04 per cent, to 71 cents on 14.
Air Canada hopes to rehire 16,500 workers via wage subsidy—most would stay home

Air Canada hopes to rehire 16,500 workers via wage subsidy—most would stay home

MONTREAL — Air Canada plans to rehire 16,500 laid-off workers via Ottawa's emergency wage subsidy, though the vast majority will remain at home amid the collapse of global travel triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19's impact on ad sales results in temp layoffs at Cogeco's radio unit

COVID-19's impact on ad sales results in temp layoffs at Cogeco's radio unit

MONTREAL — Cogeco Inc.'s Quebec-based radio business has temporarily laid off about one-quarter of its employees due to a significant decline in advertising from retailers affected by COVID-19 shutdowns.
North American stock markets and oil price rise on optimism, loonie slips

North American stock markets and oil price rise on optimism, loonie slips

TORONTO — North American markets rose Wednesday on the potential for more stimulus spending and optimism around the trajectory of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Financier predicts new respect for oilpatch as Canada recovers from pandemic

Financier predicts new respect for oilpatch as Canada recovers from pandemic

Calgary energy investor Mac Van Wielingen says there's an opportunity for the oil and gas sector to regain public respect and support when Canada tries to restore its economy after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
Restaurants that delayed opening face struggles amid COVID-19 pandemic

Restaurants that delayed opening face struggles amid COVID-19 pandemic

VANCOUVER — For the past 18 months, Nguyet Dang has been working to bring her dream of opening a Vietnamese restaurant to life. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.