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Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double.

Firefox owner Mozilla cuts one-quarter of global workforce, including Cdn jobs

TORONTO — The not-for-profit company behind the free Firefox web browser and a growing number of internet privacy products is cutting about 250 people from its global workforce, including an undisclosed number in Canada. Mozilla Corp.
Air Canada to launch revamped Aeroplan amid devastated travel industry

Air Canada to launch revamped Aeroplan amid devastated travel industry

MONTREAL — Air Canada is revamping its Aeroplan loyalty program in an effort boost membership amid a global travel industry devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The relaunch on Nov.

'This is normal for us:' Indigenous leaders want help to end suicide crisis

REGINA — Indigenous leaders from across Saskatchewan are in Regina to press governments to help their communities deal with what they are calling a suicide pandemic.

AirBoss says U.S. government contracts for COVID respirators give it momentum

NEWMARKET, Ont. — AirBoss of America Corp. says it expects to build on its recent success from supplying tens of thousands of respirators and related products ordered by U.S. government agencies in response to COVID-19.

Virtual babysitting helps parents juggle double responsibilities during pandemic

Alla Tanasyuk has found help juggling parenting duties and work responsibilities during the pandemic since stumbling upon virtual babysitting.

Calgary-based PetroTal shuts Peru oilfield after protester deaths and injuries

CALGARY — A Calgary-based company is shutting down its oilfield in Peru after violent protests over the weekend that resulted in three protester deaths and a dozen injuries among police and protesters. PetroTal Corp.
Japan tech giant SoftBank's profits rise on investments

Japan tech giant SoftBank's profits rise on investments

TOKYO — Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp.'s said Tuesday that its profit rose 12% in April-June from a year earlier as its investments added to its coffers, including sales of its shares in U.S. carrier T-Mobile.
Bumpy road ahead: UK bracing for big spike in unemployment

Bumpy road ahead: UK bracing for big spike in unemployment

LONDON — The U.K. has kept a lid on its unemployment rate so far during the coronavirus pandemic but, scratch beneath the surface, there are worrying trends that will likely see the jobless total soaring by the end of the year.
CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts climbed nearly 16 per cent in July

CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts climbed nearly 16 per cent in July

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts in July rose nearly 16 per cent compared with June.
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