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Stock markets flat as the longest and strongest bull market continues

Stock markets flat as the longest and strongest bull market continues

TORONTO — North American stock markets were flat Thursday on new fears of a global economic slowdown even as the current bull market became the longest and strongest in history.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,972.18, up 14.19 points.) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 31 cents, or 6.61 per cent, to $4.38 on 8.
Canopy Growth says lack of Ontario cannabis retail outlets holds back industry

Canopy Growth says lack of Ontario cannabis retail outlets holds back industry

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — The Ontario government’s inability to develop sufficient retail capacity for cannabis products is forcing Canopy Growth Corp.

New Brunswick premier says impact from loss of 420 jobs at lead smelter is huge

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says the closure of the Brunswick Lead Smelter in Belledune and the loss of 420 jobs will have a huge impact on the community. Higgs, who met with officials of Glencore Canada Corp.
UBC conference faces criticism over speaker from tech company blacklisted in U.S.

UBC conference faces criticism over speaker from tech company blacklisted in U.S.

VANCOUVER — A conference hosted by University of British Columbia students is facing criticism for having a speaker from a Chinese company that has been blacklisted by the United States over links to the repression of China's Muslim minority.
Saskatchewan to open trade offices as way to increase trade, increase population

Saskatchewan to open trade offices as way to increase trade, increase population

SASKATOON — The Saskatchewan government says it will open trade offices in Japan, India and Singapore and is enlisting the help of former prime minister Stephen Harper.
Lion King and Spider-Man help boost quarterly results at Cineplex

Lion King and Spider-Man help boost quarterly results at Cineplex

Cineplex Inc. shares rose about five per cent after the company reported record high revenue for its third quarter and outperformed analyst expectations, helped by a strong film slate including "The Lion King" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Automaker Daimler to save $1.54B by cutting manager posts

BERLIN — German automaker Daimler says it plans to slash costs 1.4 billion euros ($1.54 billion) by cutting every tenth managerial position and other austerity measures.
Walmart offers holiday cheer as traditional peers struggle

Walmart offers holiday cheer as traditional peers struggle

NEW YORK — Walmart is offering some holiday cheer heading into the crucial Christmas shopping season even as many of its traditional peers struggle.
Freshii reports US$415,000 Q3 loss compared with US$446,000 loss a year ago

Freshii reports US$415,000 Q3 loss compared with US$446,000 loss a year ago

Freshii Inc. continued to see traffic to its health-food eateries fall during its most recent quarter, but believes upcoming initiatives including a loyalty program can win over consumers. Same-store sales, a key retail metric, fell 3.