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B.C.'s $500-million investment fund to help small, medium-sized businesses

B.C.'s $500-million investment fund to help small, medium-sized businesses

VICTORIA — British Columbia has introduced legislation to convert an investment initiative into a Crown corporation with the authority to make independent decisions aimed at spurring economic recovery after the pandemic.

Vegas tourism, airport, casinos show rebound from virus

Las Vegas is bouncing back to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, with new economic reports showing increases in airport passengers and tourism, and a big jump in a key index showing that casinos statewide took in $1 billion in winnings last month for t

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,175.09, up 4.53 points.) Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Down nine cents, or 0.96 per cent, to $9.29 on 16.9 million shares.
Copper prices hit 10-year high as rising commodity prices, aside from gold, lift TSX

Copper prices hit 10-year high as rising commodity prices, aside from gold, lift TSX

TORONTO — Copper rose to a 10-year high Tuesday as a gain in most commodity prices helped to lift Canada's main stock index slightly on a flat day for North American markets. The May copper contract was up 4.7 cents at nearly US$4.
Netflix chooses Toronto as location for its corporate office in Canada

Netflix chooses Toronto as location for its corporate office in Canada

TORONTO — Netflix has chosen Toronto as the spot for its previously announced Canadian corporate office.
Toronto announces first workplace closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks of five or more

Toronto announces first workplace closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks of five or more

TORONTO — A fast-food restaurant, a car dealership and a makeup manufacturer were among the first Toronto workplaces ordered to close or partially shut down due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
Rogers warns of text messages promising outage-related rebates

Rogers warns of text messages promising outage-related rebates

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. is warning Canadians to be wary of text messages offering to reimburse customers for a system outage earlier this month.
Quebecor CEO Peladeau to oversee Videotron with departure of Jean-Francois Pruneau

Quebecor CEO Peladeau to oversee Videotron with departure of Jean-Francois Pruneau

MONTREAL — The chief executive of Videotron is leaving the company at a critical time for the wireless sector and will be replaced by Pierre Karl Peladeau, who will oversee the company as head of Quebecor Inc.
Cities urge people to stay home on Dutch king's birthday

Cities urge people to stay home on Dutch king's birthday

AMSTERDAM — Crowds gathered in cities across the Netherlands on Tuesday despite authorities urging people to stick to coronavirus social distancing regulations as the country marked the King's Day national holiday.
Small business demand lifts UPS Q1 profit, revenue up 27%

Small business demand lifts UPS Q1 profit, revenue up 27%

NEW YORK — Small businesses in the U.S. fueled demand for delivery, helping UPS post better-than-expected earnings and revenue for the first quarter of the year. That sent the company's stock to an all-time high Tuesday.
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