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Unifor launches strike at Downsview as talks continue with De Havilland, Bombardier

Unifor launches strike at Downsview as talks continue with De Havilland, Bombardier

TORONTO — Unifor says it has launched a strike at the Downsview facility in north Toronto as negotiations continue separately with De Havilland and Bombardier Inc.
Would-be entrepreneurs need to evaluate work ethic, values before taking the plunge

Would-be entrepreneurs need to evaluate work ethic, values before taking the plunge

TORONTO — While Anthony Kirby is grateful for the stability his job as a grocery store supervisor has afforded him, especially throughout the pandemic, the idea of self-employment has become increasingly alluring.
Globe and Mail, Black Press and Glacier Media join Facebook program paying for news

Globe and Mail, Black Press and Glacier Media join Facebook program paying for news

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Three more Canadian publishers have joined a Facebook Inc. program that involves the tech giant doling out cash for news content used on its platform.
Consumer confidence up slightly in July

Consumer confidence up slightly in July

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence was largely unchanged between June and July, holding to the lofty heights that were last seen near the beginning of 2020, just before the coronavirus pandemic throttled the U.S. and global economies.
US home prices surge 17% in May, fastest in 17 years

US home prices surge 17% in May, fastest in 17 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices for U.S. homes rose faster in May than they have in 17 years as surging demand for housing outstripped the supply.
Disney closing at least a dozen stores in Canada amid e-commerce push

Disney closing at least a dozen stores in Canada amid e-commerce push

Walt Disney Co. is expected to close most of its Canadian stores this summer as part of the company's broader plan to focus on its e-commerce business and reduce its brick-and-mortar footprint.
Tokyo reports record virus cases days after Olympics begin

Tokyo reports record virus cases days after Olympics begin

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's capital, Tokyo, reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, days after the Olympics began.
1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion

1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion

BERLIN (AP) — An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany killed at least one person Tuesday, with 16 injured and four still missing.
Koreas restore communication channels, agree to improve ties

Koreas restore communication channels, agree to improve ties

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea exchanged messages Tuesday in communication channels that have been dormant for more than a year and agreed to improve ties — positive steps but ones that still leave any resumption of stalled negotiati
Teck Resources Q2 profit surges on lower COVID costs and strong revenue boost

Teck Resources Q2 profit surges on lower COVID costs and strong revenue boost

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. missed expectations despite posting much stronger second-quarter results, with revenues more than doubling amid improving market conditions.