Category Archives: Business

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to US tourists

BRUSSELS — The European Union will reopen its borders to travellers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, the bloc announced Tuesday, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections

Florida doctor: Infections will rise for weeks to come

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As Florida enters the height of summer tourist season, the state's largest cities and counties are closing beaches, mandating masks and halting business reopenings, hoping the measures will slow a steep resurgence of coronavirus ...

Program would give restaurants virus funds to feed homeless

JUNEAU, Alaska — A proposed project in Alaska’s capital city would use federal coronavirus funds to help restaurants feed residents experiencing homelessness or food insecurity. The Juneau Cares Act program administered by the United Way of Southeast A...

Statistics Canada says economy posted record 11.6 per cent plunge in April

OTTAWA — The full impact of sweeping economic lockdowns meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 came into sharper view, with new figures showing Canada saw the largest monthly drop on record in April as the country came to a

In about-face, Arizona shuts bars, pools again to curb virus

PHOENIX — Arizona’s governor ordered bars, nightclubs and water parks to close again for at least a month starting Monday night — a dramatic about-face as coronavirus cases surge in the Sunbelt. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey also ordered public schools to...

Feds reviewing COVID-19 aid to prep for potential second wave, Trudeau say

OTTAWA — The federal government's ongoing review about the good, bad and possibly ugly parts of its response to COVID-19 will feed into plans for an improved response to a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

MONTREAL — The Cirque du Soleil, whose aerobatic shows have been halted by COVID-19, has filed for creditor protection while it develops a plan to restart its business. The company says it will seek court protection from creditors under the Companies'

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songs

LONDON — The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives. The Stones said in a statement Sunday that their legal team is working with music rights orga...

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Cineplex earnings Cineplex Inc. is set to release its first-quarter financial results on Monday. As Canada’s largest movie exhibitor slowly opens its theatres across ...

Kenney says ambitious, long-term Alberta economy reboot plan coming Monday

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — Premier Jason Kenney says his government's blueprint to reboot Alberta's distressed economy will be announced Monday in Calgary. "It will be a bold and ambitious plan to make strategic investments to get people working righ...