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Restaurant price growth will be slower than expected this year: report

Restaurant price growth will be slower than expected this year: report

Restaurant costs for 2020 will be much lower than initially forecast as consumers spend more of their dining-out budgets at grocery stores instead, according to an updated food price report that predicts annual restaurant sales will be slashed in hal
Asian stocks rise after Wall Street health-care-led rally

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street health-care-led rally

TOKYO — Asian shares surged Tuesday after a rally in U.S. stocks, mostly spurred by health care companies' announcements of developments that could aid in the coronavirus outbreak. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8% in morning trading to 19,243.
'Ghostbusters,' 'Morbius' postponed to 2021 due to virus

'Ghostbusters,' 'Morbius' postponed to 2021 due to virus

NEW YORK — Sony Pictures on Monday cleared out its summer calendar due to the coronavirus, postponing the releases of Jason Reitman's “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and the Marvel movie “Morbius” to 2021.
Federal government giving broadcasters $30 million relief from CRTC fees

Federal government giving broadcasters $30 million relief from CRTC fees

OTTAWA — The federal government says it will help broadcasters deal with the fallout from COVID-19 by waiving $30 million usually paid by the industry to support the operations of Canada's telecommunications regulator.

Proposed B.C. container terminal would threaten endangered orcas: review panel

VANCOUVER — A federally appointed panel has found the development of a new shipping container terminal south of Vancouver would result in "significant adverse" effects on endangered southern resident killer whales.
Time to 'revenge shop': China's virus hot spot reopens

Time to 'revenge shop': China's virus hot spot reopens

WUHAN, China — The city at the centre of China's virus outbreak was reopening for business Monday after authorities lifted more of the controls that locked downs tens of millions of people for two months.
Macy's, Kohl's, Gap to furlough majority of their workers

Macy's, Kohl's, Gap to furlough majority of their workers

NEW YORK — Macy's, Kohl's and Gap Inc. all said Monday they will stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chains temporarily closed their stores and sales collapsed as a result of the pandemic.
Rest stops barring washroom access to truckers a 'huge problem' as virus spreads

Rest stops barring washroom access to truckers a 'huge problem' as virus spreads

Truckers are increasingly being denied warm meals, hot showers or even a place to wash their hands as rest stops close and service stations bar access to washrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Air Canada to temporarily lay off 16,500 staff due to COVID-19 fallout

Air Canada to temporarily lay off 16,500 staff due to COVID-19 fallout

MONTREAL — Air Canada will temporarily lay off 16,500 employees starting this week as the airline struggles with fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (13,038.50, up 350.76 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down three cents, or 6.59 per cent, to 42.5 cents on 17.