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Canadian small business confidence drops in October as COVID-19 cases rise

Canadian small business confidence drops in October as COVID-19 cases rise

A new report says small business confidence dropped in October as the COVID-19 curve tracked upward.
Real calls about possible fraud on your card don't seek personal information

Real calls about possible fraud on your card don't seek personal information

OTTAWA — It begins with an early morning phone call and an urgent automated message about charges to your credit card that may be fraudulent.
Jobless claims fall to 751,000, but new infections a threat

Jobless claims fall to 751,000, but new infections a threat

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 751,000, the lowest since March, but it's still historically high and indicates the viral pandemic is forcing many employers to cut jobs.
Shopify Q3 revenue up 96 per cent from last year amid mass shift to e-commerce

Shopify Q3 revenue up 96 per cent from last year amid mass shift to e-commerce

The flood of businesses scrambling to build or enhance their digital efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic nearly doubled Shopify Inc.'s third-quarter revenue compared with a year ago. The Ottawa-based e-commerce company, which keeps its books in U.S.
TC Energy reports third-quarter profit up from year ago, revenue up

TC Energy reports third-quarter profit up from year ago, revenue up

CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. reported its third-quarter profit rose compared with a year ago as its revenue edged higher.
S. Korea's top court upholds ex-leader's 17-year jail term

S. Korea's top court upholds ex-leader's 17-year jail term

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s top court upheld a 17-year prison sentence on former President Lee Myung-bak for a range of corruption crimes in a final ruling Thursday that will send him back to prison soon.

Insurance firms pledge small-business help as pressure to address rising rates mounts

A group representing Canadian insurance companies say it is launching a team that will help small businesses find affordable coverage as rates rise because of the pandemic.

Asian shares lower, US futures up after S&P 500 sinks 3.5%

Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures were higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. The selling in U.S.

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

BOSTON — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S.

Suncor Energy misses expectations with $302M loss on lower production, prices

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. is reporting a third-quarter operating loss of $302 million or 20 cents per share as revenue fell 34 per cent to $6.5 billion due to lower production and oil prices compared with the same period of 2019.