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US consumer confidence rises to 98.1 in June

US consumer confidence rises to 98.1 in June

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence rose in June, reflecting the partial re-opening of the country but the concern is that rising coronavirus cases in many states could jeopardize future gains.
Statistics Canada says economy posted record 11.6 per cent plunge in April

Statistics Canada says economy posted record 11.6 per cent plunge in April

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the economy saw its largest monthly drop on record in April as it came to a near standstill due to the pandemic, but early indications point to a rebound in May as businesses began to reopen.
McDonald's Canada names Jacques Mignault as new CEO, John Betts retiring

McDonald's Canada names Jacques Mignault as new CEO, John Betts retiring

TORONTO — McDonald's Canada says Jacques Mignault has been appointed as its next president and chief executive, effective Aug. 1. Mignault has been serving as the managing director of McDonald's Switzerland. He succeeds John Betts, who is retiring.
Kim Kardashian West sells stake in beauty brand for $200M

Kim Kardashian West sells stake in beauty brand for $200M

NEW YORK — Kim Kardashian West is selling a stake in her beauty brand for $200 million, in a deal that values the TV reality star's three-year-old business at $1 billion. The buyer is Covergirl owner Coty Inc.
Cineplex loses $178.4M in first quarter as revenues plunge with theatre closures

Cineplex loses $178.4M in first quarter as revenues plunge with theatre closures

TORONTO — Theatre operator Cineplex Inc. says the COVID-19 pandemic has had a "material negative effect" on its operations and resulted in a $178.4-million loss in the first quarter. The Toronto-based company says in delayed results that it lost $2.
Moe says reopen dates coming for nearly all businesses in Saskatchewan

Moe says reopen dates coming for nearly all businesses in Saskatchewan

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says details are coming soon on when nearly all businesses in the province will be allowed to reopen, signalling an end to the financial support to get them through the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Q4 profits nearly doubles despite lower revenues

Alimentation Couche-Tard Q4 profits nearly doubles despite lower revenues

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. beat expectations as it capped its fiscal year with profits nearly doubling in the fourth quarter despite a revenue decrease mainly due lower fuel demand because of COVID-19. The Laval, Que.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,389.72, up 200.74 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 88 cents, or 3.95 per cent, to $23.16 on 10.8 million shares.
Lululemon, MEC, Arc'teryx and Moosehead Breweries join Facebook ad boycott

Lululemon, MEC, Arc'teryx and Moosehead Breweries join Facebook ad boycott

Canadian companies are joining a growing list of top international brands vowing not to advertise on Facebook Inc. in July because of the company's refusal to deal with the spread of hateful content on its platform.
Toronto stock market starts week with broad rally led by energy sector

Toronto stock market starts week with broad rally led by energy sector

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index got a lift to start a holiday-shortened week with a broad-based rally led by the energy sector. The month of June looks set to end with the same trajectory as April and May, in a rebound from the March lows.