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San Francisco Bay Area counties issue shelter-in-place order

San Francisco Bay Area counties issue shelter-in-place order

SAN FRANCISCO — Officials in seven San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a sweeping shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting about 7 million people, ordering residents to stay at home and go outside only for food, medicine and outings that are abso

Nordstrom to shutter all its stores to limit virus spread

NEW YORK — Nordstrom Inc. says it will temporarily close all of its stores for two weeks starting Tuesday as it tries to limit the spread of the new virus.
Hit by virus, US airlines seek aid far exceeding post-9-11

Hit by virus, US airlines seek aid far exceeding post-9-11

With each day that the coronavirus outbreak spreads and claims more lives, the damage to global airlines rises too. U.S. carriers on Monday put a price tag on their pain: They asked the federal government for more than $50 billion in rescue aid.
NewsAlert: Cineplex to close theatres nationwide in response to COVID-19

NewsAlert: Cineplex to close theatres nationwide in response to COVID-19

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc. says it's closing its 165 theatres nationwide until at least April 2 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company says it will also close entertainment complexes The Rec Room and Playdium. More coming. The Canadian Press

Several banks again lowering prime lending rate, this time to 2.95 per cent

TORONTO — Several Canadian banks and financial institutions have dropped their prime lending rate by 50 basis points for the second time in two weeks, this time to 2.95 per cent.
Chinese company abandons $1.8B Arkansas paper mill plan

Chinese company abandons $1.8B Arkansas paper mill plan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Chinese company has abandoned its plan to build a massive paper mill in southwestern Arkansas that had already been delayed by trade tensions. Sun Paper told Gov.
Federal bureaucrats cautious about network overload as remote work increases

Federal bureaucrats cautious about network overload as remote work increases

TORONTO — Federal government managers and employees have been advised to take precautions to manage the load on communications systems as Canadians shift to remote working conditions during the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (12,360.40, down 1,355.93 points.) Bombardier Inc. (BBD.B) Industrials. Down 17 cents, or 21.8 per cent to $0.61 on 22.6 million shares.
Tim Hortons moving to take-out, drive-thru and delivery only starting Tuesday

Tim Hortons moving to take-out, drive-thru and delivery only starting Tuesday

TORONTO — Tim Hortons parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. says it is asking Canadian restaurant owners to provide take-out, drive-thru and delivery only in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Cinemas across U.S. close for pandemic

Cinemas across U.S. close for pandemic

NEW YORK — U.S. movie theatres nationwide are preparing to shut down after President Donald Trump announced new guidelines urging against gatherings of more than 10 people because of the coronavirus pandemic.