Category Archives: Economy

The Latest: South Korea has 63 newly confirmed virus cases

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize public health tools to the southwestern city of Gwangju, where more than 50 people were found sickened over the past

July added to COVID-19 commercial rent-relief program

OTTAWA — Federal and provincial governments have agreed to extend a commercial rent-relief program to help cover July costs for eligible small businesses. The move comes with a few changes to the subsidy, as the COVID-19-related aid faces questions abo...

Canada’s five big banks join anti-hate advertising boycott of Facebook

TORONTO — All five of Canada's biggest banks are joining an international boycott of Facebook over concerns that the platform is complicit in promoting racism, violence and misinformation. Scotiabank, RBC, CIBC, BMO and TD have pledged to stop purchasi...

Lighthizer celebrates USMCA, promises enforcement as trade deal comes into force

WASHINGTON — North America's new trade agreement finally became the law of the land Wednesday, complete with a celebratory warning from the Trump administration that the United States intends to make sure Canada ...

The Latest: South Korea worries as virus resurgence spreads

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has confirmed 54 more COVID-19 cases as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond the capital region and reach cities like Gwangju, which has shut schools and tightened social restrictions after dozens fell

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 ...

Order restricting entry to Canada extended to July 31 as COVID-19 worries remain

OTTAWA — The federal government says it has extended tight rules barring most foreign travellers from entering Canada until the end of July as part of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions covering people seeking to enter Canada

Trade experts urge heads-up approach for businesses as USMCA comes into force

WASHINGTON — Experts and ambassadors across the continent are urging North American businesses to keep their heads up and their eyes open for both growth opportunities and perils in the fine print as the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement comes...

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...