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Worst day on Wall Street since 1987 as virus fears spread

NEW YORK — The escalating coronavirus emergency sent the stock market Thursday…

Starbucks stores may go drive-thru only or limit seating

Some Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada may become drive-thru only…

Collecting CPP while still contributing goes against expert advice

CALGARY — Canadians can begin collecting Canada Pension Plan payments as early…

Empire Co. Ltd. sees sales bump as shoppers prep amid coronavirus outbreak

One of Canada’s largest grocers has seen a sales bump as Canadians…

Miner Teck Resources vows to cut carbon intensity by a third in the next decade

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. is doubling down on its greenhouse gas…

Transat bookings drop as COVID-19 deters would-be travellers, yanking down stock

MONTREAL — Travel company Transat AT Inc. has seen daily bookings drop…

Businesses ramp up COVID-19 precautions amid workplace cases

TORONTO — Businesses are ramping up their efforts to stop the spread…

Australia unveils $11.4 billion in virus outbreak stimulus

PERTH, Australia — Australia on Thursday put forward a $17.6 billion (US…

  • Mar 12, 2020

Travel bans grow amid warnings viral pandemic will worsen

ROME — Sweeping travel bans accelerated around the globe Thursday, walling regions…

  • Mar 12, 2020

Birchcliff joins Seven Generations and MEG in cuts to 2020 capital spending

CALGARY — Players in Canada’s oilpatch are continuing to cut capital spending…

Corporate debt loads a rising risk as virus hits economy

WASHINGTON — A gyrating stock market is seizing headlines as the coronavirus…

Events weigh ‘difficult’ decision whether to continue amid COVID-19

TORONTO — The Metro Toronto Convention Centre should have been bustling Wednesday…

Air Canada waives fees on rebookings up to 24 hours before travel due to virus

MONTREAL — Air Canada says travellers can rebook recently purchased flights that…

Air Canada cancels order for 11 Boeing 737 Max jets amid ongoing questions

MONTREAL — Air Canada is cancelling an order for 11 Boeing 737…

Report sounds alarm over truck driver shortage as job vacancies rise

MONTREAL — Canada’s truck driver shortage has reached new heights, with job…

Canadian firm starts US prep work for Keystone XL pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. — A Canadian company said Wednesday it has started preliminary…

Virus locks down Italy amid global push to contain outbreak

ROME — The boisterous hum of Rome dwindled to a whisper and…

  • Mar 11, 2020

Saudi, UAE economies rocked by plunging oil prices and virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — It’s been a turbulent week for Saudi…

  • Mar 11, 2020

Seattle small businesses pinched as virus keeps workers home

SEATTLE — The coronavirus outbreak has largely emptied Seattle’s usually busy downtown…

Spotty sick leave policies limit options for avoiding virus

LONDON — A barber in Beijing is supporting his wife and child…