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Indigo expects at least 10-12 months of COVID-19 'damaging set of conditions'

Indigo expects at least 10-12 months of COVID-19 'damaging set of conditions'

TORONTO — Indigo Books & Music Inc. expects at least 10 to 12 months of a "damaging set of conditions" from the COVID-19 pandemic, said chief executive Heather Reisman, the day after the company reported a fourth-quarter loss of $171.3 million.
Racial equality groups grapple with surge in donations

Racial equality groups grapple with surge in donations

NEW YORK — A flood of donations following the death of George Floyd have left racial equality and social justice groups in a position they might never have expected to be in: figuring out what to do with a surplus of cash.
Marketing gaffe: Sobeys pulls 'Sweet Sixteen' candy from shelves amid complaints

Marketing gaffe: Sobeys pulls 'Sweet Sixteen' candy from shelves amid complaints

HALIFAX — The Sobeys grocery chain is pulling the "Sweet Sixteen" brand of candy from its shelves over a problematic slogan. Display stands for the product, produced by a Quebec-based company, advertised its "barely legal" level of sweetness.
Asia shares higher after US rally despite rising virus fears

Asia shares higher after US rally despite rising virus fears

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly higher on Wednesday with another mood boost from Wall Street, but fears persist over the surge in coronavirus cases in parts of the world. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.1% higher to 22,576.63.
Newspaper owner Saltwire permanently sheds 109 positions due to COVID-19

Newspaper owner Saltwire permanently sheds 109 positions due to COVID-19

HALIFAX — SaltWire Network says it is letting go 109 employees who have been permanently laid off because of the hit to advertising caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indigo loses $171 million in Q4 after taking large impairment, tax charges

Indigo loses $171 million in Q4 after taking large impairment, tax charges

TORONTO — Indigo Books & Music Inc. is reporting a surge in losses caused by non-cash charges in the quarter that closed out its fiscal year ended March 28. The Toronto-based book, gift and specialty toy retailer says it lost $171.
WestJet retreats on labour code exemption that would facilitate mass layoffs

WestJet retreats on labour code exemption that would facilitate mass layoffs

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it has halted its pursuit of a labour code exemption that would have facilitated mass layoffs.
Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,564.75, up 47.85 points.) Hexo Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Up seven cents, or 7.07 per cent, to $1.06 on 9.3 million shares.
North American stock markets rise after Trump confirms China trade deal in tact

North American stock markets rise after Trump confirms China trade deal in tact

TORONTO — The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite set new records Tuesday while other stock markets rose after U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed a trade deal with China remains intact.
CMHC expects uneven and uncertain recovery in country's housing market

CMHC expects uneven and uncertain recovery in country's housing market

OTTAWA — Canada's housing market is headed into a period of "severe declines" in sales and construction, but the full effect of COVID-19 on real estate is far from certain at this point, according to a new report by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Co