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Aurora Cannabis lays off workers after signing new sales broker deal

Aurora Cannabis lays off workers after signing new sales broker deal

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it has laid off some workers after signing an agreement with an external sales broker.
Norwegian oil company Equinor completes oilsands exit by selling Athabasca Oil shares

Norwegian oil company Equinor completes oilsands exit by selling Athabasca Oil shares

CALGARY — Norwegian oil giant Equinor ASA says it has completed its exit from the Canadian oilsands by selling the 18.8 per cent stake in producer Athabasca Oil Corp. it acquired three years ago.
Morgan Stanley profits rise 48%, helped by strong markets

Morgan Stanley profits rise 48%, helped by strong markets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Morgan Stanley saw its fourth-quarter profits surge 48% from a year earlier, as the Wall Street bank benefited from the market’s upward swing and investors jubilation for tech stocks and IPOs late last year.
Labour minister says 25 tickets issued in big-box store blitz, 242 stores inspected

Labour minister says 25 tickets issued in big-box store blitz, 242 stores inspected

TORONTO — Ontario's labour minister says 25 tickets were issued during a weekend inspection blitz of big-box stores that found the majority were following public health rules.
Statistics Canada says annual pace of inflation slowed in December to 0.7 per cent

Statistics Canada says annual pace of inflation slowed in December to 0.7 per cent

OTTAWA — The annual rate of inflation slowed in December as the pace of rising food prices decreased and the cost of air travel compared with a year earlier fell, Statistics Canada said. The agency said Wednesday the consumer price index was up 0.

Here's a list of December inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 0.7 per cent in December, Statistics Canada says.

Here's a list December inflation rates for Canadian provinces

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 0.7 per cent in December, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 0.6 per cent (0.8) — Prince Edward Island: -0.
EU sighs with relief as Biden readies to enter White House

EU sighs with relief as Biden readies to enter White House

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s top officials breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday that Joe Biden will be taking over as president of the United States, but they warned that the world has changed after four years of Donald Trump and that trans-Atla
Shareholders give OK to West Fraser deal to buy Norbord, consolidating wood sector

Shareholders give OK to West Fraser deal to buy Norbord, consolidating wood sector

TORONTO — Shareholders of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. and Norbord Inc. have approved a $4-billion all-stock deal that will marry two of Canada's big wood product producers.
Asia Today: China records new cases, defends response

Asia Today: China records new cases, defends response

BEIJING — China’s capital, Beijing, recorded seven more coronavirus cases on Wednesday amid a lingering outbreak in the country’s north.