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Calgary Stampede postpones annual chuckwagon canvas auction over COVID-19

Calgary Stampede postpones annual chuckwagon canvas auction over COVID-19

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampede has decided to postpone its annual chuckwagon canvas auction.
North American stock markets regain ground on hopes for economic stimulus

North American stock markets regain ground on hopes for economic stimulus

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index staged nearly a 10 per cent rebound on Friday as hopes rose for government stimulus to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak and a crash in oil prices.
Rogers and Videotron temporarily remove internet data caps amid COVID-19

Rogers and Videotron temporarily remove internet data caps amid COVID-19

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. and Videotron say they are temporarily removing overage fees on internet plans amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Stocks surge on new virus measures; Dow up 1,985 points

Stocks surge on new virus measures; Dow up 1,985 points

NEW YORK — Wall Street roared back from its worst day in 30 years Friday with a broad rally that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly 2,000 points higher — its biggest point gain ever — after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pa

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (13,716.33, up 1,207.88 points). Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up 14 cents, or 21.88 per cent, to $0.78 on 25.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (13,716.33, up 1,207.88 points). Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up 14 cents, or 21.88 per cent, to $0.78 on 25.
Movie theatres, for now, stay open nationwide

Movie theatres, for now, stay open nationwide

NEW YORK — Movie theatres have long acted as a refuge in times of war and recession. Their screens have flickered virtually unabated for the last century.
Economists predict recession coming due to COVID-19 and plunge in oil prices

Economists predict recession coming due to COVID-19 and plunge in oil prices

TORONTO — A recession is coming later this year as the economy is derailed by the impact of COVID-19 and a plunge in oil prices, economists said Friday. Royal Bank of Canada forecasts the economy will grow at an annualized pace of 0.
Big city, big worry: Pressure mounting to close NYC schools

Big city, big worry: Pressure mounting to close NYC schools

NEW YORK — Calls to close the nation's biggest public school system grew Friday in a subdued New York City, where the coronavirus has already turned the lights out on Broadway and shuttered big gathering spots from arenas to museums.

Fed takes extra steps to sooth virus-rattled bond market

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank have taken large steps this week to try to calm financial markets and restore some degree of confidence. So far, it hasn't quite worked.
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