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Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,934.74, down 51.06 points.) Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Consumer staples. Down $4.21, or 10.19 per cent, to $37.
CEO of air traffic controller Nav Canada cites 'staggering' drop in flights in 2020

CEO of air traffic controller Nav Canada cites 'staggering' drop in flights in 2020

OTTAWA — Nav Canada saw profits and air traffic plummet in its first quarter as fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to batter the air traffic control company.
Energy weakness, Couche-Tard news push S&P/TSX composite lower; U.S. markets mixed

Energy weakness, Couche-Tard news push S&P/TSX composite lower; U.S. markets mixed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index dipped on energy weakness and a negative reaction to a potential Alimentation Couche-Tard acquisition. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 51.06 points to 17,934.74. The second impeachment of U.S.
NYC to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection

NYC to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection

New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.
Fed survey finds economy slowing in some areas of country

Fed survey finds economy slowing in some areas of country

WASHINGTON — A Federal Reserve survey of U.S. business conditions has found modest economic gains at the start of the year, although some parts of the country saw slowdowns stemming from a renewed surge of COVID-19 cases.
As workplace infections rise, employers grapple with 'ambiguous' mask rules

As workplace infections rise, employers grapple with 'ambiguous' mask rules

HALIFAX — On the factory floor, masks were optional. Until last month, workers at TEC Business Solutions's corrugated packaging plant in Mississauga, Ont.
Intel replaces its chief executive after a rocky stretch

Intel replaces its chief executive after a rocky stretch

Intel is replacing its CEO after only two years in what had been a rough stretch for the chipmaker. Bob Swan, who became the company's chief executive in early 2019, will be replaced in mid-February by tech industry veteran Pat Gelsinger.
Postmedia reports $52.8 million net profit despite 25 per cent revenue shortfall

Postmedia reports $52.8 million net profit despite 25 per cent revenue shortfall

CALGARY — The owner of Canada's largest group of newspapers is reporting a 25.4 per cent decrease in revenue in the three months ended Nov. 30 compared to the same period in 2019 as it continues to cope with economic affects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
US budget deficit up 60.7% in first 3 months of budget year

US budget deficit up 60.7% in first 3 months of budget year

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government's deficit in the first three months of the budget year was a record-breaking $572.9 billion, 60.7% higher than the same period a year ago, as spending to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic surged while revenue declined.
Air Canada reduces first-quarter capacity by 25 per cent, cuts 1,700 jobs

Air Canada reduces first-quarter capacity by 25 per cent, cuts 1,700 jobs

MONTREAL — Air Canada is cutting 1,700 jobs and scaling down its operations as the cumulative effects of lockdown restrictions, slumping travel demand and new COVID-19 testing rules take their toll on the airline industry.