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Abe says 'gut wrenching' resignation leaves goals unfinished

Abe says 'gut wrenching' resignation leaves goals unfinished

TOKYO — Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said he is stepping down because a chronic health problem has resurfaced. He told reporters Friday that it was “gut wrenching” to leave many of his goals unfinished.
WestJet, Vancouver airport launch pilot project to test passengers for COVID-19

WestJet, Vancouver airport launch pilot project to test passengers for COVID-19

WestJet passengers in Vancouver may soon be taking COVID-19 tests before takeoff. WestJet Airlines Ltd.
Canadian loonie flies higher as markets digest Fed's inflation-tolerant policy

Canadian loonie flies higher as markets digest Fed's inflation-tolerant policy

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar shot up on Friday as North American markets continued to react to the U.S. Federal Reserve's new inflation-tolerant monetary policy, revealed in a Thursday speech by chair Jerome Powell.
Ontario to freeze rent for some families, promising new bill this fall

Ontario to freeze rent for some families, promising new bill this fall

TORONTO — Ontario says it will introduce legislation this fall to freeze rent for some families next year. Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark's office says in a statement that the proposed rent increase for 2021 was to have been 1.5 per cent.
Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,705.79, down 25.70 points) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 17 cents, or 0.79 per cent, to $21.76 on 12.67 million shares.
TikTok celebrities criminally charged after LA house parties

TikTok celebrities criminally charged after LA house parties

LOS ANGELES — TikTok celebrities Bryce Hall and Blake Gray are facing criminal charges after they hosted recent parties in the Hollywood Hills despite the city's ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said Friday.
Patrol: Tesla Autopilot driver was watching movie, crashed

Patrol: Tesla Autopilot driver was watching movie, crashed

ZEBULON, N.C. — A Tesla driver, whose car was on Autopilot mode, was watching a movie on his phone when he crashed into a sheriff’s deputy's car, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.
CMHC readies for housing market risks in wake of COVID-19 downturn

CMHC readies for housing market risks in wake of COVID-19 downturn

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is bracing for further impacts on the housing market from the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a week of layoffs in the US, MGM Resorts adds 18,000 more

In a week of layoffs in the US, MGM Resorts adds 18,000 more

MGM Resorts is laying off 18,000 people as an unchecked pandemic leaves economic scars across a broad swath of U.S. industries, particularly those that rely on healthy crowds of people. The layoffs at MGM, which amount to about a quarter of its U.
Oilpatch capital spending fell by 54% in second quarter, StatCan reports

Oilpatch capital spending fell by 54% in second quarter, StatCan reports

CALGARY — Statistics Canada says capital spending in the country's oil and gas sector fell by 54 per cent in the quarter ended June 30 as numerous producers chopped budgets amid sliding global oil prices.