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Stocks rebound after WHO calms fears about virus being global crisis

Stocks rebound after WHO calms fears about virus being global crisis

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rebounded from morning losses after the World Health Organization tempered fears that a deadly virus outbreak in China was a global crisis. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 21.

Sunrise Records owner to buy U.S. retailer For Your Entertainment for US$10 million

TORONTO — Canadian retail chain Sunrise Records is branching out into the United States with the acquisition of For Your Entertainment, a music, film and pop culture outlet that operates across much of the country.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,621.78, up 21.92 points.) Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Unchanged at $5.19 on 97.4 million shares. AltaGas Ltd. (TSX:ALA). Energy.
Cannabis price gap increases, as illegal cannabis prices fall: StatCan

Cannabis price gap increases, as illegal cannabis prices fall: StatCan

The gap between what Canadians pay for legal and illicit cannabis is widening — a sign experts say points to the need for the marijuana industry to make prices a priority this year.
Waterfront Toronto seeks extension for Sidewalk Labs decision day

Waterfront Toronto seeks extension for Sidewalk Labs decision day

TORONTO — Waterfront Toronto's board will have more time to make a decision on whether to move forward with Sidewalk Lab's proposal to build a smart city.
Next stop, Brexit: Britain's EU divorce bill becomes law

Next stop, Brexit: Britain's EU divorce bill becomes law

LONDON — Britain’s delayed and disputed Brexit bill became law on Thursday, removing the last U.K. obstacle to the country leaving the European Union in just over a week. The U.K.

Birchcliff shares fall after it unveils higher-than-expected 2020 budget

CALGARY — Shares in natural gas producer Birchcliff Energy Ltd. fell by as much as 13.7 per cent on Thursday after it announced a higher-than-expected $350-million 2020 capital spending budget.
Knopf names Reagan Arthur as its new publisher

Knopf names Reagan Arthur as its new publisher

NEW YORK — One of the world's most prestigious literary publishers has chosen just its fourth editorial leader in its 105-year history: Reagan Arthur has been named executive vice-president and publisher of Alfred A.
European Central Bank holds rates, launches policy review

European Central Bank holds rates, launches policy review

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank has decided to launch a top-to-bottom review of how it steers the economy in the 19 countries that use the euro currency.
CAMH urges companies to do more to improve mental health in the workplace

CAMH urges companies to do more to improve mental health in the workplace

TORONTO — The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Bank of Montreal are partnering to help companies to address mental health issues in the workplace.