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Canadian e-commerce company Shopify updates platform for CBD sellers in U.S.

NEW YORK — Shopify Inc. says its e-commerce and retail platform has been given new features to help U.S. merchants sell hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol products where permitted by law. The announcement follows last year's passage of U.S.
Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales fell 1.3 per cent in July

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales fell 1.3 per cent in July

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.3 per cent to $57.2 billion in July as sales in the primary metal and motor vehicle industries moved lower. The agency says sales were down in 11 industries in July, representing 66.
Unifor president says GM could face strike in Canada if trust is not restored

Unifor president says GM could face strike in Canada if trust is not restored

TORONTO — The massive employee strike that hit General Motors in the U.S. on Monday could migrate to Canada next year if trust is not restored, said Unifor president Jerry Dias. "Canadian workers and American autoworkers feel the exact same way.
GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a standstill

GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a standstill

DETROIT — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union's first walkout against the No. 1 U.S.
Yada yada yada: Netflix to air 'Seinfeld' starting in 2021

Yada yada yada: Netflix to air 'Seinfeld' starting in 2021

LOS GATOS, Calif. — Move aside, "Friends" and "The Office." Netflix now has a new gem — a show about nothing.
TSX hits record high close as energy sector climbs after Saudi Arabia attack

TSX hits record high close as energy sector climbs after Saudi Arabia attack

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index reached a record high to start the week Monday boosted by a nearly 10 per cent lift in the energy sector following a weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. The S&P/TSX composite index rose 68.
Saudi Arabian attacks linked to higher oil prices, spark energy stock rally

Saudi Arabian attacks linked to higher oil prices, spark energy stock rally

CALGARY — Higher oil prices spurred by an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities boosted the Canadian energy sector on Monday but are expected to result in higher fuel prices for consumers.
U.S. postal treaty exit would hurt Canadian e-commerce businesses

U.S. postal treaty exit would hurt Canadian e-commerce businesses

MONTREAL — U.S. President Donald Trump's push to withdraw from an international postal treaty could have a big impact on Canadian e-commerce companies that ship small goods from China to the U.S. The U.S.
NHL players stay with CBA, labour peace set to at least 2022

NHL players stay with CBA, labour peace set to at least 2022

National Hockey League players announced Monday they will not opt out of the collective bargaining agreement, guaranteeing labour peace until at least 2022.
Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement

Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the tol