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A Cineplex Odeon theatre is shown in Whitby, Ont. on Friday, July 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Cineplex says phone app trivia game TimePlay is leaving its theatres

Cineplex says phone app trivia game TimePlay is leaving its theatres

A Cineplex Odeon theatre is shown in Whitby, Ont. on Friday, July 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Minister of International Trade Mary Ng participates in a news conference in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. The federal government is pushing back against ongoing American tariffs on Canadian solar products. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ongoing U.S. tariffs on Canadian exports of solar products ‘unwarranted,’ says Ng

OTTAWA — The federal government is pushing back against ongoing American tariffs…

Minister of International Trade Mary Ng participates in a news conference in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. The federal government is pushing back against ongoing American tariffs on Canadian solar products. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after Wall Street rallied on expectations of more stimulus for the economy, despite chaotic scenes in Washington as Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

World shares up on stimulus hopes as Congress OKs Biden win

Global shares rose Thursday after Congress certified Democrat Joe Biden’s Electoral College…

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after Wall Street rallied on expectations of more stimulus for the economy, despite chaotic scenes in Washington as Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, cargo cranes are used to take containers off of a Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation boat at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. The U.S. trade deficit rose in August to the highest level in 14 years. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the gap between the goods and services the United States sells and what it buys abroad climbed 5.9% in August to $67.1 billion.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

US trade deficit jumps to $68.1 billion in November

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit jumped to $68.1 billion in November…

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, cargo cranes are used to take containers off of a Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation boat at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. The U.S. trade deficit rose in August to the highest level in 14 years. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the gap between the goods and services the United States sells and what it buys abroad climbed 5.9% in August to $67.1 billion.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine caribou herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging as the main bidder. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)

US holds first oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic refuge

US holds first oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic refuge

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine caribou herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging as the main bidder. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nati Harnik, File

TC Energy invites bids for Keystone pipeline space as plans advance for Keystone XL

TC Energy invites bids for Keystone pipeline space as plans advance for Keystone XL

In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nati Harnik, File
Grounded WestJet Boeing 737 Max aircraft are shown at the airline's facilities in Calgary, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. WestJet says it plans to resume flying its fleet of 737 MAX aircraft, pending approval by Transport Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

WestJet plans resumption of 737 Max flights, pending Transport Canada approval

WestJet plans resumption of 737 Max flights, pending Transport Canada approval

Grounded WestJet Boeing 737 Max aircraft are shown at the airline's facilities in Calgary, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. WestJet says it plans to resume flying its fleet of 737 MAX aircraft, pending approval by Transport Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Financial numbers flow on the digital ticker tape at the TMX Group in Toronto’s financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

North American stock markets surge higher, oil tops US$50 a barrel

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit advance in late-morning…

Financial numbers flow on the digital ticker tape at the TMX Group in Toronto’s financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nati Harnik, File

TC Energy invites bids for Keystone pipeline space as plans advance for Keystone XL

CALGARY — The Calgary company building the Keystone XL pipeline is inviting…

In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nati Harnik, File
In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building is shown in Washington. The Trump administration has completed action on one of its biggest remaining rollbacks of public health and environmental rules. EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler has wrapped up what he calls a transparency rule. The change could bar the agency from considering the findings of public-health studies unless the studies' raw data is made public. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

A final EPA rollback under Trump curbs use of health studies

The Environmental Protection Agency released one of its last major rollbacks under…

In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building is shown in Washington. The Trump administration has completed action on one of its biggest remaining rollbacks of public health and environmental rules. EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler has wrapped up what he calls a transparency rule. The change could bar the agency from considering the findings of public-health studies unless the studies' raw data is made public. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Homes are pictured in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver home sales surge 53.4 per cent, setting new record for December

Vancouver home sales surge 53.4 per cent, setting new record for December

Homes are pictured in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A long row of unsold 2021 QX50 sports-utility vehicles sits at an Infiniti dealership Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. U.S. auto sales are expected to be down only about 15% for the year, with the average price hitting a record high as sales bounced back during the second half of the year. AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Late sales rebound helps US automakers avoid 2020 disaster

Late sales rebound helps US automakers avoid 2020 disaster

A long row of unsold 2021 QX50 sports-utility vehicles sits at an Infiniti dealership Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. U.S. auto sales are expected to be down only about 15% for the year, with the average price hitting a record high as sales bounced back during the second half of the year. AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
The Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. logo is shown in a handout. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

TMAC Resources stock rises 40 per cent to match sales price offered by Agnico Eagle

TORONTO — The chief executive of Nunavut gold miner TMAC Resources Inc.…

The Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. logo is shown in a handout. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders work on the floor, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. U.S. stocks are wobbling between small gains and losses on Tuesday, a day after dropping to their worst loss in months amid the worsening pandemic and potentially market-moving Senate elections. (Colin Ziemer/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

US stocks recoup some losses after sharp slide to start 2021

U.S. stocks are closing higher Tuesday, regaining their footing a day after…

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders work on the floor, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. U.S. stocks are wobbling between small gains and losses on Tuesday, a day after dropping to their worst loss in months amid the worsening pandemic and potentially market-moving Senate elections. (Colin Ziemer/New York Stock Exchange via AP)
In this Sept. 5, 2020, file photo, the logo for Chinese telecommunications firm China Telecom is seen on a booth at the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing. The New York Stock Exchange says it no longer plans to remove shares of three Chinese state-owned phone carriers under an order by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

NYSE withdraws plans to delist 3 Chinese phone carriers

BEIJING — The New York Stock Exchange has withdrawn plans to delist…

In this Sept. 5, 2020, file photo, the logo for Chinese telecommunications firm China Telecom is seen on a booth at the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing. The New York Stock Exchange says it no longer plans to remove shares of three Chinese state-owned phone carriers under an order by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Office towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto’s financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. A new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the average amount paid to the country’s top chief executives in 2019 was down from 2018, but was still more than 200 times the average worker compensation.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan

Ottawa urged to ban CEO bonuses if wage subsidy paid and add top COVID tax bracket

TORONTO — The federal government is being urged to explicitly prevent Canada’s…

Office towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto’s financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. A new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the average amount paid to the country’s top chief executives in 2019 was down from 2018, but was still more than 200 times the average worker compensation.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan
Aerial views of housing in Calgary on June, 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Calgary sees highest December home sales since 2007 amid 40 per cent buying surge

Calgary’s residential real estate market notched its best December since 2007 last…

Aerial views of housing in Calgary on June, 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Workers are seen at a check-in counter at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Airlines say a slew of questions remain around the federal government’s decision that requires returning passengers to first show negative results on COVID-19 tests taken abroad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Airlines, travellers slam ‘confusion’ created by new COVID-19 testing rules

OTTAWA — Airlines and travellers say a slew of questions remain about…

  • Jan 4, 2021
Workers are seen at a check-in counter at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Airlines say a slew of questions remain around the federal government’s decision that requires returning passengers to first show negative results on COVID-19 tests taken abroad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A sign board in Toronto shows the closing number for the TSX on Thursday, October 29, 2020. A report by Mercer Canada says a rally on the stock market in the fourth quarter helped boost the strength of Canadian defined benefit pension plans to end the year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
A sign board in Toronto shows the closing number for the TSX on Thursday, October 29, 2020. A report by Mercer Canada says a rally on the stock market in the fourth quarter helped boost the strength of Canadian defined benefit pension plans to end the year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Olivia Chaffin, center, walks in the woods with her parents, Doug, left, and Kim Chaffin, as Olivia works on a Girl Scout photography merit badge in Jonesborough, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Olivia, who stopped selling Girl Scout cookies because they contain palm oil says, “I’m not just some little girl who can’t do anything about this. Children can make change in the world. And we’re going to.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Child labour in palm oil industry tied to Girl Scout cookies

In some cases, an entire family may earn less in a day than a $5 box of Girl Scout Do-si-dos

  • Jan 4, 2021
Olivia Chaffin, center, walks in the woods with her parents, Doug, left, and Kim Chaffin, as Olivia works on a Girl Scout photography merit badge in Jonesborough, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Olivia, who stopped selling Girl Scout cookies because they contain palm oil says, “I’m not just some little girl who can’t do anything about this. Children can make change in the world. And we’re going to.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)