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California OKs movie theatres to reopen with limited seats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California movie theatres can begin opening later this week if they limit theatre capacity to 25% or no more than 100 attendees, under state guidance released Monday.
France announces $16.9 billion in aid for aviation industry

France announces $16.9 billion in aid for aviation industry

PARIS — France’s government is pumping 15 billion euros ($16.
Median price of dried cannabis dropped 25 per cent in Ontario last year: OCS

Median price of dried cannabis dropped 25 per cent in Ontario last year: OCS

TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store says the median price of dried flower dropped 25 per cent in its first full year of operation since legalization in a bid to compete with the illegal market. The illegal price was $8.23 per gram, compared with $8.

Oil and gas spending estimates adjusted lower as uncertainties persist

CALGARY — New forecasts show dramatically lower expectations for 2020 capital spending in the oil and gas sector both nationally and in Alberta, the province that produces 65 per cent of Canada's natural gas and 82 per cent of its oil.
S&P 500 fully recovers, Nasdaq hits record high on reopening optimism

S&P 500 fully recovers, Nasdaq hits record high on reopening optimism

TORONTO — The S&P 500 fully recovered all losses this year while the Nasdaq composite index set a record high on continued investor optimism about progression of economic reopenings.
Shoe designer George Sully forms platform to celebrate black Canadian artists

Shoe designer George Sully forms platform to celebrate black Canadian artists

TORONTO — A longtime member of the fashion industry is launching an interactive index of black Canadian designers.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,948.91, up 94.84 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up 11 cents, or 23.4 per cent, to 58 cents on 35.1 million shares.
Ontario government halts commercial evictions in COVID-19 pandemic

Ontario government halts commercial evictions in COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — The Ontario government is putting a temporary ban on commercial evictions to help small business owners who are struggling to pay their rent amid the COVID-19 fallout.
Pandemic measures expose work-from-home inequality, Statistics Canada says

Pandemic measures expose work-from-home inequality, Statistics Canada says

Women, along with people with higher earnings and those with more education, are more likely to be able to work from home and therefore less likely to suffer a loss of employment income due to measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, according to a
Appeal court overturns double royalties ruling in a win for Apple

Appeal court overturns double royalties ruling in a win for Apple

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that songwriters are entitled to royalties not when music is first posted online, but only after it has been downloaded.