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North American stock markets rise again to start month amid COVID hopes

North American stock markets rise again to start month amid COVID hopes

TORONTO — North American stock markets posted a second day of gains to start September as optimism about COVID-19 trumped disappointing U.S. private payroll numbers.
Imperial Oil's Kearl oilsands mine stops output due to diluent pipeline outage

Imperial Oil's Kearl oilsands mine stops output due to diluent pipeline outage

CALGARY — The partial shutdown of a diluent supply pipeline following a spill near Fort McMurray has halted production at the Kearl oilsands mining operation in northern Alberta, operator Imperial Oil Ltd. said Wednesday.
Gardeners, grillers fuel Dollarama sales surge in Q2, but Halloween an X factor

Gardeners, grillers fuel Dollarama sales surge in Q2, but Halloween an X factor

MONTREAL — Dollarama Inc.
Prince Harry and Meghan sign production deal with Netflix

Prince Harry and Meghan sign production deal with Netflix

NEW YORK — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a new home: Netflix.
Enterprise Holdings closes deal to buy Discount Car and Truck Rentals

Enterprise Holdings closes deal to buy Discount Car and Truck Rentals

TORONTO — Discount Car and Truck Rentals is officially owned by the parent company of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Enterprise Holdings Inc.
Calfrac shares rise after Wilks Brothers vows to make $26M takeover offer

Calfrac shares rise after Wilks Brothers vows to make $26M takeover offer

CALGARY — Shares in debt-laden Calfrac Well Services Ltd. jumped 10 per cent on Wednesday morning after a Texas rival committed to a takeover offer if shareholders reject a management-backed restructuring plan.
Vancouver home prices rose in August amid above-average sales rate

Vancouver home prices rose in August amid above-average sales rate

VANCOUVER — Metro Vancouver home sales hit 3,047 in August at a benchmark price of $1.04 million, as the housing market continued its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Survey: US companies added just 428,000 jobs last month

Survey: US companies added just 428,000 jobs last month

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added jobs at a modest pace last month, a private survey found, a sign that while hiring continues, it is only soaking up a relatively small proportion of the unemployed.
Ford cutting 1,400 US salaried jobs with retirement offers

Ford cutting 1,400 US salaried jobs with retirement offers

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. will offer early retirement incentives with hopes of cutting its U.S. white-collar workforce by 1,400 more positions.
Mercedes-Benz unveils new flagship S-Class sedan

Mercedes-Benz unveils new flagship S-Class sedan

FRANKFURT — Daimler AG on Wednesday unveiled the new version of its Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan, the company's most important model and one it hopes will generate fat profits to help the Stuttgart-based automaker through the COVID-19 recession