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Employers will have to show they prepared workers to avoid breaches, lawyer says

Employers will have to show they prepared workers to avoid breaches, lawyer says

TORONTO — Amid the mass transition to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most employers are likely focused on operational issues in order to get their employees up and running in their new home offices.
Surveys: Manufacturing contracts last month in US, world

Surveys: Manufacturing contracts last month in US, world

WASHINGTON — Manufacturing contracted in the United States and around the world last month, dragged down by economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.
Teck Resources slows steelmaking coal and Highland Valley operations

Teck Resources slows steelmaking coal and Highland Valley operations

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. says it has temporarily slowed operations and reduced its crews by up to 50 per cent at its steelmaking coal and Highland Valley Copper operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. businesses cut 27,000 jobs in March, before virus hit

U.S. businesses cut 27,000 jobs in March, before virus hit

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies shed 27,000 jobs in March, according to a private survey, a figure that mostly reflected the economy as it stood before the full impact of the viral outbreak.

Auto parts and paint company Uni-Select furloughs half of its 6,000 employees

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Uni-Select Inc. says approximately half of its employees are being furloughed and a third of its sites being temporarily closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Corus Entertainment delaying decision on June dividend, reports Q2 profit up

Corus Entertainment delaying decision on June dividend, reports Q2 profit up

TORONTO — Corus Entertainment Inc. is delaying its decision on whether to pay a quarterly dividend in June as it gauges the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

NEW YORK — With refrigerated morgue trucks parked on New York City's streets to collect the surging number of dead, public health officials projected Tuesday that the coronavirus could ultimately kill more than 100,000 people across the U.S.
Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession

Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 1.7% in morning trading to 18,588.
Durant, Young highlight players-only NBA 2K tourney on ESPN

Durant, Young highlight players-only NBA 2K tourney on ESPN

NEW YORK — Kevin Durant and Trae Young will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN. The NBA, the players’ association and 2K announced the NBA 2K Players Tournament on Tuesday.
New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort

New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate chan