Monday, August 2, 2021

Shopify Q2 profit soars as quarter revenues surpass US$1 billion for first time

July 28, 2021 9:16 am Shopify Inc.'s revenue crossed the $1-billion mark for the first time in a single quarter and the volume of goods sold through its offerings reached...

Cannabis pre-roll sales soar as Canadians share joints less during pandemic

July 27, 2021 7:06 am TORONTO — Canadian cannabis users are doing a lot less puff, puff, pass during the COVID-19 pandemic, as people try to minimize their distance and...

Retail sells fell by 2.1% in May, but will likely to climb further in...

July 23, 2021 2:46 pm OTTAWA — Retail sales in Canada stumbled for the second month in a row after two straight months of gains, a sign of the rocky...

It’s Showtime! Ontario and Manitoba cinemas flicker back to life as reopening expands

July 16, 2021 3:31 pm TORONTO — Ontario and Manitoba head back to the movies this weekend, joining the rest of the country for a summer season delayed by starkly...

Alimentation Couche-Tard shares up after analyst upgrades following investor day

July 15, 2021 3:11 pm Investor interest in Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is on the rise as its share price rose to a record high Thursday, following upgrades by several analysts...

‘War for talent:’ Retail, restaurants offer perks to lure workers in hot job market

July 14, 2021 1:06 pm HALIFAX — When increasing wages wasn’t enough, the owner of a Halifax-area baby boutique teamed up with other retail operators in a small suburban mall...

Businesses in Canadian, American gay villages struggle amid pandemic: study

July 12, 2021 4:51 pm HALIFAX — A new study has found the businesses in North America’s gay villages were hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than those owned by...

Ontario movie theatres facing ‘unreasonable’ reopening restrictions: industry group

July 12, 2021 11:01 am TORONTO — Ontario movie theatres will be back in business on Friday as the province moves into Step 3 of reopening in the heat of...

Ontario movie theatres facing ‘arbitrary and unreasonable’ reopening restrictions

July 10, 2021 9:01 am TORONTO — Ontario movie theatres will be back in business on Friday as the province moves into Step 3 of reopening in the heat of...

Black-owned restaurateurs expect long recovery times from pandemic lows

July 8, 2021 10:51 am TORONTO — When COVID-19 started spreading through Canada, Resa Solomon-St. Lewis watched business at her Caribbean food company Baccanalle disappear. With no events or weddings to...

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Bipartisan bill leaves out key climate, clean energy steps

August 2, 2021 11:11 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than $150 billion to boost...