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Streaming platforms boost offers, studios release movies at home in response to COVID-19

Streaming platforms boost offers, studios release movies at home in response to COVID-19

TORONTO — Streaming platforms are joining Hollywood in throwing away the rule book in hopes to attract viewers stuck inside during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada's entertainment unions asking for EI support for workers during COVID-19

Canada's entertainment unions asking for EI support for workers during COVID-19

TORONTO — Canada's screen industry is facing significant production shutdowns due to COVID-19, and the country's entertainment unions are calling on the federal government to help their affected workers.
TV ratings illustrate hunger for news on coronavirus threat

TV ratings illustrate hunger for news on coronavirus threat

NEW YORK — Reflecting a hunger for information about the coronavirus outbreak, last Thursday's episode of ABC's “World News Tonight” had more viewers than anything that aired in television's prime time last week.
HSBC Bank Canada drops prime lending rate to 2.95 per cent, matching others

HSBC Bank Canada drops prime lending rate to 2.95 per cent, matching others

VANCOUVER — HSBC Bank Canada says it will lower its prime lending rate by 50 basis points effective tomorrow. The bank says in a statement the rate will be 2.95 per cent — down from 3.45 per cent.
Trump moves to blunt coronavirus' heavy impact on US economy

Trump moves to blunt coronavirus' heavy impact on US economy

WASHINGTON — Ahead of an expected surge in coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to blunt the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. economy, fundamentally altered by a push for a nation to stay home.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (12,685.21, up 324.81 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down one cent, or 1.64 per cent, to 60 cents on 23.
Enmax wins regulator approval to buy Emera Inc.'s Maine electricity utility

Enmax wins regulator approval to buy Emera Inc.'s Maine electricity utility

CALGARY — The sale of Halifax-based Emera Inc.'s Maine power utility to City of Calgary-owned Enmax Corp. is expected to be finalized after winning approval from a key state regulator.
Disruption grows: Nations try to slow virus, help economies

Disruption grows: Nations try to slow virus, help economies

BERLIN — Mass disruptions cascaded around the world Tuesday as governments struggled to slow the spread of the coronavirus while also trying to keep their economies afloat.
More dividends chopped as energy firms address oil prices below US$30 per barrel

More dividends chopped as energy firms address oil prices below US$30 per barrel

CALGARY — More energy industry dividends are being slashed as investors turn their backs on companies whose payouts are now unaffordable with oil prices plunging to less than US$30 per barrel. Calgary-based TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.
Small businesses fear bankruptcy, want government action amid COVID-19

Small businesses fear bankruptcy, want government action amid COVID-19

TORONTO — Entrepreneurs across the country worry they may have to shut down their companies because of the impact of the novel coronavirus — and they want the government to take action quickly.